In a moment of passion and love with your partner and to your sudden surprise you just woke up with a round and purple-red bruise, and it is known as hickey on your neck.
Basically, hickey is a result of break or ruptured blood vessels or capillaries, these are under the skin’s surface. Blood vessels or capillaries break because of sucking or biting the skin with lot of pressure and pleasure.
If you wan to cover your hickies swiftly and immediately then you can cover it with scarfs, collars. These are not permanent solution but these methods will make sure that your hickey remains hidden.
How To Get Rid Of Hickies Quickly
No treatment or method can erase the hickey in overnight, but these method will help you to get rid rid off hickey in a day or two.
1. Cold Spoon or Cold Compress
On the very day after the mark, you can simply apply a cold compress or a chilled spoon on the hickey mark. This method will help in slow down the flow of blood from the broken capillaries and it will help in clear the hickey sign.
This solution is effective yet simple you have keep a spoon in freezer for at least 30 minutes and after that you keep this spoon on the hickey spot for 10 minutes and repeat this process several times in next 48 hours or until it begins to fades away.
2. Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera is known for curing so many health and skin problems. This helps in reducing the swelling, pain and inflammation. Aloe vera also will also help in soothing and cooling of skin.
This solution is effective and very simple you simply have to apply a thin layer on the hickey mark. Repeat this process twice in a day. If you feel irritation on the mark after this process stop using it. This method will help in reducing the mark of hickey.
3. Cocoa Butter
Cocoa butter is known for treating many skin problems. Different people have different opinion for its results. Some say it helps in reducing scars, stretch marks and wrinkles. This also helps in improving skin’s appearance.
This method is effective and simple and it won’t take much of your time, you simply have to apply thick layer of cocoa butter on hickey mark, repeat this process two times in a day. Apply cocoa butter with very soothing hand.
4. Peppermint Oil
Peppermint oil is essential oil whose main ingredient is menthol, which helps in stimulating the blood flow where it is applied. It will help in speed up hickey mark healing process.
This method is also very effective you have to take 1 or 2 drops of peppermint oil and mix it with 14-15 drops of carrier oil which includes jojoba or almond oil. Massage the oil on the hickey mark with very soft and soothing hand.
5. Vitamin K Cream
Vitamin K helps your blood to clot properly. And vitamin K in cream form will speed up the process of hickey mark healing.
This method is simple yet very effective you have to apply vitamin K cream on the hickey mark twice in a day and massage the cream on your mark with soft and soothing hand. You can also boost your vitamin K intake by consuming leafy green vegetables, beans, pork etc.
Pineapple fruit is rich in enzyme called bromelain. And this enzyme is known to reduce pain and swelling when applied to the effected area. It also helps in ease inflammation.
This method is very simple you simply have to apply a slice of pineapple on hickey mark. You can repeat this process four to five times in a day. But you have to be careful because pineapple is very acidic food and it can cause irritation to the skin so do this method with care.
7. Banana Peel
Banana fruit is beneficial but to your sudden surprise banana peel is also very beneficial and it contains lots of vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants and it can give a soothing and relief impact on the skin.
You simply have to take banana peel and apply it to the hickey, this will help in reducing the sign of irritation and bruising. Apply the peel on effected area and leave it for 30 minutes or until the banana peel turns brown. You can repeat this process twice or thrice in a day. You have to be careful by adopting this method because it can cause irritation to the skin.
8. Vitamin C Cream
Vitamin C is very beneficial and has the ability to boost up immune system. Vitamin C helps in production of collagen. Collagen is a protein that helps the skin to stay strong and gives elasticity to the skin.
For this method you have to apply vitamin C cream on hickey mark and massage it properly for few minutes with soothing and calm hand. This will help in speed up of skin healing and reduce the hickey mark, you can repeat this process twice in a day.
9. Soft Bristles Tooth Brush
Using a super soft bristles tooth brush can help you to get rid of hickey mark.
Simply move the brush on the mark on your hickey mark to stimulate the blood circulation, you don’t have to tear or peel your skin. You have to move bristles of brush in different directions for making blood to spread. Repeat this process for 10 minutes in a day. You have to use this method once or twice in a day. Repeat this method until the hickey mark fades away completely.
How Long Will Hickey Stay Without Treatment?
If you leave your hickey alone without adapting any treatment then your hickey will take 10 to 2 weeks to be gone. The hickey mark will change the colour to bit darker until it fades away entirely and completely.
These methods will help in speed up the healing process by day or a two. Be very gentle when you apply the cream or anything and massage it with soothing and soft hand.