How to Get Rid of a Hickey Fast – 2 Most Effective Ways

How to get rid of a hickey immediately How to remove a hickey fast ?

Hickeys are kiss marks that a person leaves on the skin of another, often unintentionally. The aftermath of bruising and reddening of the skin is frequently a source of embarrassment, censure, and dilemma. So the question here is how to hide a hickey? Hickeys are essentially ruptured blood vessels. Blood spills from broken vessels and pools on the surrounding tissue, causing the skin above it to redden and then turn dark purple over time. Below methods help you to stop blood  forming a red mass on your skin and disperses the blood that has already clotted underneath the love bite.

Method 1: How to remove a hickey fast/overnight:-

1. Apply Ice

To get rid of a hickey fast by using ice is really effective, if you do this within 24 hours. The cooling trick works effectively immediately after you get the hickey.

  • Wrap ice in a paper towel and place it on the hickey.
  • Move the ice in circles on the hickey and the surrounding area. Do this for 20 minutes.

Extra Tip: Never rub ice directly on your skin. Use an ice pack or put something between the ice and your skin.

2. Peppermint/ Mint Toothpaste

Peppermint/mint toothpaste helps in increasing the blood circulation of affected area, which eventually helps you to get rid of a hickey fast.

  • Apply a dollop of mint toothpaste to the area of your hickey. Your skin will tingle from the minty feel.
  • When the tingling stops, wipe away the toothpaste with a damp towel.

You can repeat this treatment, but stop immediately once you feel any skin irritation.

3. Toothbrush/Comb

This method helps in spreading the clotted blood around the hickey area, which ultimately removes the sign of a hickey.

  • Using a hard-bristled toothbrush or comb, brush the hickey area with just enough pressure. Do not press too strongly; you might end up scratching the skin. Do this for five to 10 minutes.
  • Apply an ice pack or cold compress on the skin for 10 minutes.
  • Repeat as necessary.

4. Lipstick or pen caps

How to take away a hickey using lipstick or pen cap is easy, just like the above method, lipstick or pen cap helps in spreading the clotted blood around the affected area and gives you relief from hickey.

  • Using a lipstick cap or pen cap, apply pressure on the hickey. Press down hard.
  • Without easing pressure on the hickey, twist the cap slowly to make your skin twist around as well. Twist the cap at least halfway.
  • Hold this position for 10 to 20 seconds, and then let go.
  • Repeat the steps for 10 to 15 minutes.

5. Coin Method

How to clear away a hickey using coin method is little painful but it also works & helps you get rid of it.

  • Use two fingers to stretch the hickey area taut and flat.
  • With the edge of coin, scrape the hickey. Scrape away from the center of the hickey. Make sure you scrape outward, that is, away from the center of the hickey.
  • Your skin may turn red after trying this method, but it will be back to normal after few minutes.
  • Place a hot water bottle or warm compress on the area of the hickey for 10 to 20 minutes. You can also just soak a towel in hot water and use that instead.

6. Hot Water

  • Place a hot water bottle or warm compress on the area of the hickey for 10 to 20 minutes. You can also just soak a towel in hot water and use that instead.

Warning: Do not use the hot water method within two days of receiving the hickey. The broken blood vessels may not have healed completely, and increasing blood flow to the area could make your hickey darker and larger.

Method 2: How to hide a hickey:-

When nothing works for you, it is best to hide a hickey. You can try following methods to hide it.

1. Makeup

Gather these makeup items:

  1.  Green corrector
  2. Yellow concealer
  3. Skin tone concealer
  • Apply green corrector liberally to the hickey area. Hickeys are red or deep purple. Green is the opposite hue of red; applying green on the reddened area will neutralize the evidence of the love bite.
  • Mix yellow concealer and skin tone concealer to get a color that matches your skin tone. To find out if it goes with your skin color, apply some on the back of your hand.
  • Apply this mix to a makeup brush and carefully dab it over the outline of your hickey. You can also use your fingertips.
  • Dab the area gently to spread the concealer around the hickey area and to skin around the hickey to blend the color in. Try to apply some foundation to get a natural look. To check that the makeup blended in perfectly, check its appearance in a mirror under natural light and room light. The makeup must not stand out from the rest of your skin.

2. Clothing/Accessories

  • Wear a turtleneck sweater. If it is summer time and you will look silly in a turtleneck sweater, wear a high-collared top that is made of light material.
  • Wear a scarf. Make sure the scarf stays in place to cover the area that must remain hidden.
  • Wear a top that draws attention from your neck: A funny statement shirt and a colorful, eye-catching symbol or logo right smack in the middle of your top will do the trick.
  • Wear your hair down. This is pretty painless and hassle-free.