Hickeys or love bites are purplish bluish marks that occur when lovers nibble or bite down on the skin in heat of passion. It might feel good at the time, but a hickey can be embarrassing and can even be an eyesore if it is on the neck or other prominent areas of the body. Today we will study some easy ways to hide a hickey.
1. Rub it with vinegar!
Apple cider vinegar is the easiest remedy to hide a hickey fast. It won’t fade the bruise completely but it will certainly lighten the hickey considerably. You can rub some apple cider vinegar or distilled white all over the hickey and let it air dry. Continue applying the vinegar on the hickey several times a day until it fades completely.
Use a peppermint based toothpaste on hickey to get rid of lovebites in 24 hours. Apply the paste liberally on the hickey and let it dry. The peppermint reduces bruising and lightens the skin tone. Repeat every few hours until the mark has faded completely.
Many carrier and essential oils can remove the hickey in seconds. So rub some diluted Lavender, Peppermint or Tea tree oil on the lovebite. Cover it up with a bandage. Repeat application after 2 hours and continue to apply the oil until the lovebite has disappeared. You can also use coconut oil, sesame oil, jojoba oil or olive oil to lighten the hickey. Bio-Oil® or other scar fading products can also do wonders.
4. Eat foods high in Vitamin K
Vitamin K is important for blood clotting and preventing bruises and marks left behind by trauma, lovebites, injuries and wounds. So if you have one or more hickeys, eat foods high in Vitamin K such as kale, spinach, brown rice etc. Apart from eating food containing Vitamin K, another great way to make a hickey go away overnight is to apply vitamin K based creams on the mark. Many great products are available in the market. Repeat application until the love bite has faded completely.
5. Colloidal silver
Applying colloidal silver based creams or ointments is the best way to remove a hickey in seconds. Use the product as soon as the hickey has occurred. Continue using it every few hours so that the lovebite vanishes overnight.
6. Ice cubes
If you want to get rid of a hickey in seconds, use a cool compress, frozen vegetables or some ice cubes on the marks to lighten them completely. Continue to ice the skin for 3-5 minutes or until the mark fades completely. Wrap up the ice in a thin cloth before applying so that your skin does not become numb.
7. Heat or warm compress
Like ice, a hot compress can also work wonders and get rid of lovebites in 24 hours. Apply the warm compress on the skin and press gently. Repeat several times a day for 5-10 minutes each until the bruise fades. You can also soak a flannel cloth in hot water mixed with some essential oils and apply it to the hickey for 5 minutes. Repeat several times daily until the mark fades completely.
Foundation creams and powder makeup are one of the easiest ways to hide a hickey. Choose a produce closest in color to your skin tone. Apply it liberally on the hickey. Choose a waterproof product that lasts all day.
9. Brush it out!
Use a toothbrush gently to scrub the hickey and surrounding area. This simple method improves blood circulation and restores the natural skin color.
10. Hot water
Take a shower immediately after you have received a love bite. The hot water will improve blood circulation and fade the bluish reddish mark completely.
11. Coin or bottle cap
Stretch the skin well where you have a hickey and rub the coin’s edge on it. Continue rubbing gently on the love bite so that it fades away in seconds. You can also use a bottle cap to achieve the same result.
Give yourself a nice massage all over the area with the lovebites to improve circulation and restore the skin’s natural color. Continue massaging for 5-10 minutes. You can use any oil to help ease of movement.
13. Rubbing alcohol
Apply some rubbing alcohol on the hickey to remove it in seconds. Dip a sterile cotton wool in the alcohol and use gentle circular motion to rub the hickey. This will fade the lovebite in 24 hours.
14. Rub a banana peel on hickey
Use the inside of a ripe banana peel to rub the lovebite and get rid of it within seconds. If the mark does not fade, repeat several more times every few hours. Banana peels have special enzymes and compounds that lighten the skin and fade marks, blemishes and bruises.
15. Vitamin E oil
Apply vitamin E oil on the lovebite to get rid of hickeys overnight. The oil has antioxidant action that can fade marks, scars and other pigmentation.
16. Vitamin C
Apply vitamin C cream all over the lovebite. Vitamin C cream has a skin-whitening and lightening action which fades the love bite completely. Also take 1000 mg of vitamin C internally to brighten and whiten the skin and restore skin color.
17. Temporary tattoo
Apply a sticker tattoo or temporary tattoo to hide hickeys. This is an easy solution for getting rid of lovebites.
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18. Tea bag remedy
Brew a tea bag and apply it on the hickey. Press gently. The flavonoids in tea lighten the skin tone, restore blood circulation and fade the hickey in few seconds.
Try these 18 easy ways to hide hickeys and make lovebites disappear overnight!