You know that exaggerated kiss, passionate and full of desire? Well, it often ends up resulting in a purple stain and causing embarrassment. Want to know how to get hickey and get rid of that telltale mark? Understand why a hotter kiss is able to mark the skin and see practical tips to make the stain disappear as quickly as possible.
What is a hickey?
A hickey is a mark on the skin that appears after a kiss involving sucking and often small bites. In fact, it is a small bruise, but it leaves the skin in the area with a reddish or purplish tone temporarily. This occurs due to the rupture of the capillaries that irrigate the skin in the region.
It usually takes a few days for this bruise to disappear. It is also important to clarify that, as time passes, it changes color. From purple to pink, then a greenish tinge to yellow, and finally, happily gone.
But calm down: there are some tips on how to get a hickey or at least minimize the noticeable effects on the skin. Check out!
How to remove hickey stains: 8 sure-fire tips
Although, in some cases, bruises are quite visible, there are ways to mitigate the problem or, at least, disguise them. Check out tips on how to get a hickey:
1. Apply ice to the site
This should be the first step you take as soon as you notice the mark, as the use of ice reduces the inflammatory response. Place an ice pack on the spot for about 10 minutes. If the mark is still apparent after this process, repeat the steps.
2. Try aloe vera or aloe vera
Aloe vera or aloe vera has properties that soothe inflamed skin. It can be applied in the form of an ointment to soften the effects of the bruise.
3. Use chamomile tea
Chamomile also has a calming effect and helps to reduce puffiness and purplish discoloration. To do this, prepare some chamomile tea, soak a towel with the drink and apply it for a few minutes on the hickey site.
4. Reduce swelling with arnica cream
Arnica is one of the best remedies for treating and softening bruises. This herb has anti-inflammatory properties that help eliminate swelling and bruising.
5. Try the jade roller
The jade roller is an instrument used for massage. The cold stone rubbed in place can help to reduce swelling and minimize the appearance of the mark. If you have this accessory, it’s worth a try. You can also use a cold spoon.
6. Hydrate your skin
This is more of a preventive measure than a solution, because, keeping the skin always hydrated, the damage caused by the hickey will be much less. After all, you never know when you will be surprised with more fervent caresses, do you?
7. Use a toothbrush
Yes, you understood perfectly well. The toothbrush should be used to massage the affected area. The right way to use it is with circular and smooth movements in the injured area, activating blood circulation in the injured area.
8. Apply cellulite cream
Cellulite cream acts directly on blood vessels and improves local circulation. This action can help minimize the bruise that has formed on the skin.
It is worth remembering that none of the alternatives mentioned here will eliminate the marks left by a hickey overnight. However, they can lessen the problem and reduce its time on the skin. It might also help you to see these tips for removing bite marks!
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