Hickeys are a common occurrence nowadays, and most people either have seen a hickey on someone or have had one. A hickey can last more than a week, but will heal with time. Once healed, there is rarely any kind of scar or mark left behind on the skin. Hickeys are initially red in colour but turns dark brown as they heal. Hickey if taken care of correctly and in a timely manner with the following tips your love bite will be gone before you know it.
Using a Comb or Toothbrush
Brushing the affected area helps to stimulate blood circulation, brush the hickey and the area around it using a soft bristled toothbrush or a comb. This method helps to break up and spread the blood around, making it easier for your body to clear away the signs of the hickey. Make sure to brush over your hickey using a little pressure, working the bristles in different directions so the clotted blood has room to spread.
The Stimulant effect of Peppermint
Peppermint is very helpful in hickey removal due to its stimulant effect which helps in improving the circulation of blood in the body. Apply a layer of peppermint or peppermint toothpaste on the place where you have the hickey, it will then begin to tingle. Remove the peppermint as soon as the tingling has stopped. When doing this, be careful not to overdo it, because it might cause local skin irritation.
Using Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a plant with good soothing and anti-inflammatory qualities, using it for the purpose of hickey removal helps in the healing of the capillaries that were broken as a result of the hickey. Aloe Vera will also help in lessening the sensitivity of the affected area of the skin. If you don’t feel like rubbing the fluid from the plant, you can make use of Aloe Vera base creams.
Cocoa butter enhances the growth of skin tissues, this quality makes it an effective agent for the removal of hickey. When using cocoa butter for the removal of hickey, it should be done when you’ve done a warm compress on the affected part of the skin, this is to increase its effectiveness.
The effectiveness of the removal of hickey depends on how long the hickey has lasted. If you probably got the hickey within a short time, maybe within few hours, then rubbing alcohol on the spot is the right thing to do. Alcohol has soothing, disinfectant and cooling properties that assist in the removal of hickey.
If you’ve tried most of the tips and the hickey seems to be stubborn, then using the hot compress tip should do the trick. Wring a warm damp towel on the portion where you have the hickey, the heat generated from the warm damp towel will dilate the blood capillaries and provide means for fresher blood to circulate to the part of the skin that is affected which will clear any dark spot on your skin.