Here are 15 quick ways to get rid of a hickey fast.......
01. Use a coin. This method is probably the most painful, but has proven VERY effective. First, stretch the skin flat (pulling away from the hickey on two opposite sides). Then, use the edge of a large coin to scrape the skin. Use the coin like the hickey was butter on toast, and spread outward. The only difference is that you must press quite HARD (as hard as you can, but not so that you break the skin, bleed or hurt). What this does is push the excess blood, which has escaped from the capillaries, out of the surface skin. There will be redness from the scraping, but that will go away much faster than a hickey. Anyhow, a scrape is much less conspicuous than a hickey.
02. Rub vitamin K into the hickie area.
03. The method we can use when learning to get rid of hickies is to get some foundation that blends in with your skin so that no one will know they are there except for you. This way you are getting rid of the hickies and nobody knows that they are actually there, especially if they are visible.
04. Surface stimulation will help disperse the blood. Gently rub and massage the area.
05. Dig out your favourite turtleneck sweaters or scarves to cover it up (not for use in summer).
06. Apply arnica salve. Arnica is an herbal salve that helps reduce swelling and can minimize the appearance of a hickey. (Some people claim Witch Hazel will shorten hickey healing time.)
07. Eat healthy foods. A healthy diet can help any hickie go away quickly.
08. Surface stimulation will help disperse the blood. Gently rub and massage the area.
09. Try the toothbrush or comb method. Many people swear by it, but itís important to remember that a hickey is a bruise, and they just take time to disappear, so donít expect a miracle. Lightly brush the hickey and the area around it with a stiff-bristled toothbrush or a comb. Doing this breaks up the blood clot and gets circulation going again. Wait about 15 minutes. The redness and swelling will spread, but will be less obvious after about 15 minutes. Apply a cold compress. Repeat if necessary. Depending on the magnitude of your hickey, this method may work or it may just spread the discoloration a bit (pressing too hard can make it worse.)
10. Another good thing to try is massage. Remember a hickey is nothing more than a bruise. You are dealing with small ruptured blood vessels under the skin that are resulting in a clot and that is the dark spot you are seeing. That is the glorious hickey that you would rather send away like a desperate child in the night. By massaging it you are attempting to break up the blood clot and hence dissipate the hickey. That poor poor hickey. What did it ever do to you? First you welcome it and then you throw it away like a piece of meat.
11. Get a spoon and keep it in the freezer. After 20 minutes, take it out and press it on the hickey. It does the same thing as an ice pack and helps to reduce swelling and constricts the blood. You may have to re-freeze the spoon after a few minutes as a warm spoon is practically useless.
12. You can start by applying ice: if you catch a hickey as soon as possible (I know, what a passion killer) you can minimize the effects with an ice cube.
13. Conceal the hickey with makeup. The most effective is green-tinted concealer, as it's designed to negate red skin tones. Apply a foundation (one a little lighter than your skin tone) directly on and all around the hickey so it's not obvious youíre concealing something. Try an eyeshadow thatís lighter than your skin tone if sans concealer.
14. Run a toothbrush under hot water, apply to the hickey and use a sweeping motion back and forth to moving the trapped blood to the outside and about an inch or two past the edge of hickeys.
15. Another method is to rub the negative (flat) end of an alkaline battery on it firmly for a minute or two. It's not perfect, but it is better than nothing.