I have struggled with a dark neck since I was 12, I'm 27 now. Im so embarrassed about it. One day I Dont know why, I tried putting tolnaftate on my neck...in 2 weeks I saw 80% improvement. Yes athletes foot cream! I started using it with fair and white gel and I'm now 95% improved. Everyone has noticed. I also use homemade sugar honey scrubs to exfoliate and a facial brush. Try it And post how it worked!