Do not hit the roof when he gets up from the bed and finds a hickey. Calm down and use these 8 surefire ways to get rid of hickey quickly!
Hickeys are living proof that probably got a little carried away last night. They are not just pretty obvious * especially for people with clear skin tones or those who have bruising easily *, but they can also stay on your skin for a couple of days.
What’s a Hickey?
First, let’s talk about what a hickey. It is sometimes also called a mouthful of love or a kiss mark. They are caused by capillaries or tiny blood vessels bursting due to the suction.
If you’re one of those naughty children playing around with the vacuum cleaner, then you may know that you can get a hickey placing a gap in your skin. At first, the skin becomes red, but when the blood released from broken capillaries stops receiving oxygen, it becomes dark brown red, purple or.
Hickeys are often very sensitive * and * inconveniently visible areas such as the neck, chest or even in the inner thighs because these are the areas that have a lot of capillaries near the surface. Some may begin as small kisses, but when your partner gets too into it, kissing can become suckers in seconds!
How to get rid of a hickey fast!
So if you’ve got a hickey that you’re dying to get rid of, and you can’t wait for about a week for it to disappear on its own, here’s what you should do.
#1 Keep your hickey cool. We’re not just talking about spending an hour in a room with air conditioning, you need to get some ice! Keep the cold hickey prevents more blood to reach the area. More blood in the area means more blood will not get oxygen, and therefore a larger hickey. So you have to do this as soon as possible to avoid pacifiers that resemble strangle marks!
Once your honey and they have cooled a bit, take a trip to the kitchen and make something cold to place on your hickey. It can be a bit of ice wrapped in a towel or a drink that’s been sitting in the fridge for a while. You can even make it a little game to ask your partner to massage your nipples with an ice pack before you get it in a second round.
For best results, massage the cold object directly on the hickey and around. Keep a firm and constant pressure on her pacifier around 15-20 minutes, and then let the rest area for 15 minutes so that the area will not get uncomfortably cold.
#2 Keep your hickey hot. Now this does not contradict the above method as the hot method works best for pacifiers that have existed for 48 hours. No trial if it takes more than one day to realize that you have a hickey, happens to the best of us. Just remember that the hickey should have been around for at least 48 hours so heat will not increase blood flow to the capillaries while still in the healing process.
The use of heat helps to disperse the blood which has spread out when capillaries burst. The capillaries have healed by this time, so the next best thing is to make sure the blood is reabsorbed back into your system. Eventually, all the blood trapped under the skin will disperse enough to reduce the appearance of your hickey.
When you are using the hot method, do not use anything hot enough to burn skin! You do not want to replace your hickey with a first degree burn! Use a heating pad or hot water bottle is wrapped with a towel. Place it on your nipple for about 10 minutes and let your skin relaxes after. It’s a great way to stay warm during the colder seasons also.
# 3 Keep your hickey mint. No, you’re not going to ask your partner to lick mint off her pacifier, but who knows it might help, too! The trick here is to use peppermint to help stimulate blood circulation to disperse blood, as with the hot method.
Place a drop of peppermint oil or a little toothpaste on your hickey and wait tingling. This usually lasts a couple of minutes. Meanwhile, soak a towel in warm water and use this to clean the mint once the tingling stopped.
Keep doing this until your hickey beginning to illuminate noticed. But I do not do it too often as peppermint can cause minor irritations, especially on sensitive skin.
#4 Rub your hickey with something hard. Do not start to get bad thoughts now! We are talking about a comb, a coin or a small cylindrical object. Place the hard object in your hickey and massage outwards to help the blood is absorbed back into your system.
A tip for this method: Do not exaggerate! You could end up scratching your skin if you rub too hard. When this method is used, it is best to give your skin an hour or two to rest and then repeat the method. You do not want to replace your hickey with a full on bruise!
#5 Medicate your hickey – Aspirin. Aspirin is one of the most effective methods to help the blood circulate better. You can use this method after 48 hours in which your capillaries have healed and the blood is ready to be absorbed back into your bloodstream. Aspirin helps thin the blood to flow easier to do this when the capillaries have not been cured may result in further loss of blood and therefore a larger hickey.
#6 Medicate your hickey – Aloe Vera. Aloe vera is another effective method, but should be used when the hickey is still fresh. Aloe vera helps the body heal and also serves as a soothing gel to the affected area by the hickey. It can also help to reduce the sensitivity of the area, and can be of great help if you have used the mint or rigid object method to get rid of your hickey.
#7 Medicate your hickey – Witch Hazel. Hamamelis, which is a common ingredient in many creams skin care, hematomas and helps treat inflammation. Since pacifiers can be compared with a bruise, this can also help heal their damaged blood vessels and the skin just above it.
When using drugs, it is important to note that it is possible to exaggerate. Do not mix medication as it may actually cause more harm than good. Consult your doctor first and make sure you’re not allergic to any medicines before.
#8 Keep your hickey covered. Sometimes the best intentions do not always end with good results. In such cases, the best option would be to cover a hickey, either with clothing, hair or makeup.
Women who are good with makeup would know that a correction green-hued helps hide the redness on the skin. So if your hickey is on the reddish side, green concealers are your best friend. Red, pink or salmon hued abetting, by contrast, work best with nipples that are purple or bluish color.
If you can not find these markers, a normal match your skin tone should work quite well. Just make sure it matches, otherwise you will have a light or dark spot on the skin that can cause more suspicion.
When it comes to clothes, it’s pretty easy to cover the neck and chest nipples with a turtleneck shirt or scarf. If you have long hair, you can use this to cover up suckers who are higher up on the neck. To nipples thighs, you can always avoid wearing short clothes or you can cover it with socks or stockings.
Don’t freak out when you stare into the mirror and find a big hickey on your neck! Just use these 8 ways to get rid of the hickey fast, and the next time around, pay a little attention and avoid getting too carried away in the sack!