Hooking up with your partner can be fun. A romantic date followed by a cuddling session (ehmm) is just what you need to keep the flame alive. But imagine, you wake up one morning and you have a hickey or better yet several hickeys on your neck. Let’s face it, wearing scarfs and turtleneck shirts can only get you so far. And in case you happen to live in a place where summer never ends, that scarf will have to come off eventually. This can leave you in an embarrassing situation before your colleagues.
The thing about hickeys is that they take time to heal. And of course, you can’t attend your class or office with that mark on the neck. So what other alternatives do you have? Ya makeup is one of the alternatives but think about your skin for once. So, to help you out, here’s a list of simple ways that you can use to get rid of a hickey in no time:
1) Banana peels
Bananas are good for digestion and banana peels are just as good for treating love bites. Just place a banana peel on the affected area and keep it undisturbed for about an hour and a half. There, it’s done!
2) Heat pack
Hickies can be stubborn. Heat packs are recommended for those stubborn hickeys that refuse to budge. All you have to do is place a towel in hot water and put it on the affected area for some time. Repeat this process several times. This will dilate the blood vessels and help the blood to circulate freely.
3) Massage the area
With a hickey comes redness and getting rid of it is pretty simple. All you have to do is massage the area gently for a few minutes in the circular motion. This will help to circulate the scattered blood. However, its effectiveness depends on the severity of the hickey.
4) Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is known for its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. It not only soothes the skin but also helps in speeding up the healing of broken capillaries. For best results, apply it two to three times a day.
5) Tooth-brush it
Admittedly, this might sound crazy but it is just as effective. Use a toothbrush and gently brush the affected area in circular motion. This will help the blood to circulate and make the hickey less prominent in minutes. But avoid pressing too hard, else you will end up damaging your skin.
6) Use toothpaste
Find a toothpaste with peppermint in it and apply a good portion of it on the love bite. Leave it to dry and remove it using a wet towel. Using toothpaste might leave a tingling sensation on your skin but don’t worry that’s just the toothpaste working its way. This technique is effective when the love bite is still fresh.
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7) Tea bags
Tea bags can be used for a variety of purposes other than making the tea of course. And one of the many benefits of a having a tea bag handy is using it to get rid of a love bite. Place a tea bag that has been soaked in hot water and apply it to the affected area.
Tip: You can also apply aspirin to the affected area to get rid of love bites that are still fresh.
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