Summer is a great time to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. However, the increased sunlight can aggravate certain skin conditions. Melasma is a condition that causes the appearance of dark spots on the skin. They can be brown, gray or bluish in color. While the condition does not cause pain or have any adverse effect on a person’s health, many people dislike the appearance of these patchy spots, thinking that it makes them look as though they got a bad tan. To make matters worse, the discolorations tend to appear on areas of the body that are often the most visible. Fortunately, there are ways that you can minimize the appearance of the dark spots while still enjoying fun in the sun this summer.