“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”
― William W. Purkey
Love is one of the greatest emotions of all time. And, sometimes when passion takes over you, it is easy to lose yourself in the person you love. Hence, the hickey, which makes its presence, although it is a mark of love can be rather embarrassing.
But, what is a hickey? Skin bruising caused by sucking or kissing an area for a prolonged duration with a matched intenseness is a hickey. It occurs because the capillaries under the skin break causing the redness. Also known as a love bite, sign of love, or love mark it can look red or purplish.
How to Hide A Hickey?
Don’t worry, if you find yourself with a hickey, you can easily hide it. How to do that?
- You can wear a collared shirt or a jacket
- Cover your hickey with a scarf
- You can use a green or a purple corrector to get rid of it
- Use a foundation
So, if you are looking for an instant remedy for a hickey then the above-mentioned ideas will help you. But if you are looking to get rid of hickeys fast, there are a few natural remedies to help you out. Keep reading to know more. Also, they work!
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar for hickies actually works great. It is not only easy but helps get the job done quickly. For this, take a bowl of warm water and add 4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to it. Give it a good mix and dip a cotton ball into it, and apply it on your hickey. Now, do it 4-5 times a day. However, if you opt for this method, you can only do so after your hickey is at least 36 hours old.
Using a cold compress helps you reduce any swelling from the hickey and you can do it immediately. How does it help? The cool temperature helps slow down the flow of blood. For this, you can use an ice pack or even a cold spoon. Do this for at least 10 minutes and repeat it multiple times for a couple of days till the hickey fades away.
This remedy works and works fast. Apply the oil on the bruised area and let it sit for about 10 minutes. After the time is up, clean the area with water. Why does it work? Because it contains omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E.
Warm compress is generally followed after using compress. After a couple of days of a cold compress, you can make use of warm compress to get rid of your hickies immediately. How to do it? Just take a bowl of hot water and dip your hand towel in it. Squeeze the water and apply it on the affected area. Let it sit for at least 10 minutes. It helps because it boosts the blood circulation and helps lighten the mark.
This is a simple remedy and you can do it when you cannot get your hands on anything we have mentioned above. Just massage the area for 5 minutes. This works because massaging will enhance the blood circulation and help fade away the bruise. You can massage the area often till it goes away.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint is an excellent choice because it helps stimulate the area and increase blood flow. This method will not only help fade it away but will also reduce its size. However, use essential oil and not cooking peppermint oil. Also, when it comes to using an essential oil, always dilute it using a carrier oil. This can be coconut oil, olive oil, or even almond oil. Remember, always do a patch test before you use it.
Finally, understand that hickeys won’t fade instantly. However, these steps will help speed up the process. Also, you can always hide them or cover them with make-up until they fade away. Let us know if you want us to add anything else. You can always write to us at email@example.com