A darkened skin around the neck is a common problem many men and women face. This fairly common hyper skin pigmentation can occur due to various reasons like genetics, aging, polycystic ovary syndrome, over exposure to the sun, hormonal imbalance, eczema, sudden weight loss or weight gain and poor hygiene. One of the main reasons of dark neck is often lack of care. Many people wash their face several times a day, but ignore scrubbing or cleaning the neck area which has many folds and dirt get stuck easily in these folds. No matter what the reason is, dark skin on the neck can spoil your look and as well as your confidence and cause embarrassment. You feel like covering up your neck all the time. The condition can be improved to some extent by using scrubbing, right cleansing and moisturizing methods. Reducing weight can also help if darkness has been caused due to overweight and obesity. For reducing discoloration around the neck permanently, there are many effective home remedies that you can try.