- Accessories and clothing such as collars, turtlenecks, and scarves
How to get rid of a hickey fast
If clothing and accessories do not do the trick or satisfy you, applying these against the hickey may help it go away within a day or two:
- Aloe vera pulp, which reduces inflammation, pain, and swelling
- Apple cider vinegar, which expands the blood stream toward the surface
- Banana peel, which may help reduce bruising and irritation
- Cocoa butter, which may decrease or eliminate the bruising
- Cold compress or spoon, which slows down the blood flow from the broken capillaries and reduces the size of the hickey
- Ice, which may reduce the swelling and make the hickey less noticeable
- Peppermint oil – the menthol may speed up the healing of the hickey
- Pineapple slice – the bromelain enzyme may reduce inflammation, soreness, and swelling
- Toothpaste, preferably peppermint-based, which can lighten the hickey
- Vitamin C cream, which may speed up the healing of the hickey and eliminate it
- Vitamin K cream, which may speed up the healing of the hickey
Be careful with applying each of these to the bruising, especially if you notice any irritation.
For instance, pineapples, which are acidic, might cause irritation depending on your skin sensitivity and how often it is applied to the hickey.
It only takes a few seconds for a hickey to be formed while in the moment, but unfortunately, it takes more time for the hickey to go away.
Remember these tricks and creative ways of covering up your hickey, or healing them faster, if you find yourself with a hickey again.