21. 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.
22. 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.
23. 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.
24. 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.
25. If you catch the hickey soon enough, your can minimize the mark by immediately applying ice. Apply a cold compress Keep the compress on 20 minutes, off 20 minutes. The cold from the ice will constrict blood vessels and help keep the bruise from spreading.
26. Eat healthy foods. A healthy diet can help any hickie go away quickly.
27. 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.)
28. All that you need to do is rub some toothpaste onto the hickies. This speeds up the process by about 50% as the normal way of just leaving the hickies to heal themselves takes about 2 weeks. And those 2 weeks can be to long if you work in the retail sector or some sort of job that involves facing customers and the hickies are visible.
29. Rub vitamin K into the area.
30. Increase your intake of vitamin P (also called bioflavonoids). Examples of foods that contain significant amounts of bioflavonoids: lemons, green peppers, broccoli, and rose hips. The primary job of bioflavonoids is to protect the capillaries, keep them strong and prevent them from bleeding. The converse of this equals a hickey.
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31. If you catch the hickeys soon enough, your can minimize the mark by immediately applying ice.
32. Rub vitamin K into the area.
33. Itís best suggested to apply ice, immediately after the mark, so as to stop it from worsening. If there is bleeding, wait for it to stop and then rub the affected area several times and expose it to lukewarm water. But care must be taken not to cause further irritation to affected skin area when applying this method.
34. Apply a warm, moist, used tea-bag as a hot compress. Repeatedly re-wet and re-warm it as needed until the hickeys disappear.
35. A piece of advice that I can give you when wanting to learn hot to get rid of hickies is don't get them at all and if the person that gives them to you is about to give you one then push them away. Its as simple as that if you are always looking for ways to get rid of them, then don't get them done at all and then you'll have no worries of having to get rid of hickies.
36. Cover the hickey. Wear a turtleneck, scarf or collared shirt or blouse (dress appropriate for the weather!). Style your hair (if it's long enough) so it hangs over the hickey. Frequently check the positioning of the covering agent, ensuring it still hides the hickey.
37. One idea is applying a cold compress. This will help reduce swelling which is constricting blood vessels that are making it difficult to get new blood to the scene of the crime. With the reduction in swelling, the healing can begin. Although, I'm still not sure why you would want that to happen.
38. Put a spoon in the freezer for a few minutes. Apply pressure and slide the spoon along the hickey. The pressure and coldness help disperse the blood that has formed. You will need to repeat freezing as a warm spoon is useless. You must use a lot of pressure with the spoon but should see results over a few minutes of doing this.
39. If the hickey is painful, take acetaminophen and aspirin. The acetaminophen is useful for treating a hickey because it dulls the pain and the aspirin serves to keep blood platelets from adhering, thus reducing the amount of blood clots and easing the flow of subcutaneous blood, just beneath the skin. Do not take these medicines right away when the hickey forms; wait until the healing process has begun.
40. Toothpaste: one of my favourites and probably not my brightest idea, just apply a thin layer of toothpaste to the hickey and massage it in gently (don't go near anyone for an hour or so, until you stop smelling "minty fresh".
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41. Put cold spoons in the freezer for at least 10 minutes. then place it round side down and rub up and down until the spoon is warm. This should get rid of the black/purple look and just leave a red mark.
42. When all else fails, you can always try to come up with a clever story. Women usually have the old standby "burned myself with a curling iron" excuse. Men could try the "scratched my neck while climbing a tree to rescue a kitten" (considering adding that you did it for a crying child, group of nuns or an elderly woman). Men can cover it with a band-aid and claim to have "cut themselves shaving." Of course, in reality, the only person you'll be fooling if yourself (if you think anyone will actually buy these excuses).
43. Apply face powder over the hickie areas.
44. The homemade remedy to get rid of hickeys is to use Vitamin K. You can find these creams at your local drug store. Look for creams that have Vitamin K as the first, or main, ingredient so you know the cream contains a lot of this curative vitamin. Vitamin K will actually break down the leaked blood so your body can reabsorb it. Rub the Vitamin K cream onto the sucker bite two to three times a day until the bruise has vanished.
45. Put green eye shadow on it then put consealer on over the top of it. This is a spectrum trick, the green cancels out the red and the consealer covers it all.
46. The other way that you can get rid of hickies without anyone knowing that they are there is to get your partner or who ever gave the hickies to you to give them to you in a place where nobody can see them, around the private parts is good. That area is limited to certain people.
47. If none of that works you can always try to use clothing to make the hickies disappear. Some things people have tried include: a carefully tied scarf, a turtleneck, a jacket or shirt with the collar up.
48. Using a comb or a hairbrush to massage the area works better than fingers and hands.
49. One of the simplest ways to conceal or hide hickeys is to use both a concealer. Since most hickeys are located on the neck, you may need a concealer and foundation color that is lighter than you would use on your face. The neck is usually lighter than the face because it is shielded from the sun. Neutralizing concealers come in three different colors: green, lavender and yellow. To cover most hickys, you will want to use a green neutralizing concealer. You use green because green is opposite red on the color wheel. Apply neutralizing concealer over the hickies using a concealer brush.16 A concealer brush will blend the concealer easier and cover things better. Once the neutralizing concealer has set, pat on a thin layer of the skin-toned makeup concealer over the neutralizing concealer using the concealer brush and feather the edges.16 You can also try mixing yellow concealer with your regular concealer and applying it. Cover with the foundation. Use a sponge or your fingertips and pat on the foundation in a downward motion. Pat; do not rub.
50. If you massage the hickey immediately after getting it, it will go away quicker. This may seem like a strange way to treat it, but it really works. Gently rub the spot where the hickey exists and it will go away in a few days. This will not work if you wait too long after the hickey is there. Once again, fast, pervasive strikes are the way to go.
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51. Apply a warm, moist, used tea-bag as a hot compress. Repeatedly re-wet and re-warm it as needed until the hickey disappears, remember, the teabag will most likely stain your skin at the same time so you may want to just try makeup instead.
52. Here's an old classic: Make the hickey worse, I know what you're thinking "I want to get rid of it, not have one twice as big". Ok what's going to look worse, a hickey which everyone can see (and know it's a hickey) or a large, strange shaped bruise which only you know what it is? - I'm not going to tell you how this is done because the last thing I want is for anyone to maim themselves for the sake of a bit of passion.
53. Using any tubular object with a domed end, apply steady pressure over the hickeys and twist. It will hurt, but it will help. Lipstick caps, pen caps, and blistex caps work. The goal is to work the blood deeper into the skin.
54. After a while, you might also want to consider adding heat to the hickey to get it to go away. This will not work immediately, but after a couple of days, heating the hickey will allow it to go away. Ultimately, using a combination of these methods is the best way to go about getting rid of a hickey. The best policy is to stop your significant other from sucking on your neck, though.
55. Use a tubular object with a rounded end and apply steady/ even pressure to the area over the hickey. The aim of this is to push the broken blood cells deeper (in my mind they still have to come out sometime.
56. You can also prepare a paste of baking powder, mix with water and salt, and apply all around your neck area. Repeat this process several times, mostly early in the morning and at night for about four to five days.
57. Some other techniques of hiding hickies are to say that you have been hit in the neck with a cricket ball if they are on the side of your neck or you could even say that you were in a fight as well. If you are going to use the fight excuse, when wanting to rid of those horrible marks then scratch around the hickies a little bit, so that there are a few visible scratch marks around the area, this makes it look a little bit more believable.
58. In the future, get and give hickeys where they won't be easily found -- or don't get one at all!
59. Deodorant: spray on the deodorant and leave for 10-15 minutes, then wash off.
60. A hurtful remedy could be to use hurt-tar substance that would cause or stimulate chemical burns on the skin. It will remove the top layer of the affected area of skin. If you can bear the pains, this method is highly proven to remove hickies or any residual marks very fast.
61. Using any tubular object with a domed end, apply steady pressure over the hickey and twist. It will hurt, but it will help. Such objects may include Lipstick caps, pen caps, and blistex caps. The goal is to work the blood deeper into the skin.
62. Utilize turtleneck sweaters, scarves, or makeup to cover it up.
63. The combo that works: This is a tried and tested method which works - it's a combination process (you may want to get the spoons in the fridge). Start with the cold spoon, rubbing from the centre of the hickey to the outside and beyond. After a few minutes of doing this, swap over to the warm toothbrush, rubbing from the centre to the outside, continue this process for 20-30 minutes.
64. Apply concealer in a shade that's lighter than your natural skin color and discreet enough to fend off unwanted attention.
65. A homemade remedy to get rid of hickeys is to put ice on the injured area. But, just like with using rubbing alcohol, you need to put the ice on the hickey right away or it won't be as efficient. To use this method, place a few ice cubes in a small towel (a dish towel works well) and hold it against your skin. Rub the ice gently around in a circular motion. Do this for ten minutes. If the skin on your neck gets too cold, wrap another towel around the ice. After the time is up, remove the ice, but massage the skin with your fingers. After ten minutes, reapply the ice and continue to rub it in a circular motion. Keep this up and keep checking the area to see how it looks. The next day, if you see that a hickey has formed, you can help get rid of it by dunking a wash cloth in very warm water. Wring it out loosely and place it against the injured skin. Do this three times a day. Wait until twenty-four hours have passed before you apply heat to the area. The ice helps stop the bleeding, while the heat helps increase circulation so your skin can heal. If you apply heat too soon to your hickey, it could cause the blood vessels to bleed even more.
66. Gentle rubbing of the skin (again the sooner the better) with a hairbrush or comb can quickly break up the blood. Don't use your fingers for this; if you happen to nip rather than rub you will end up with a very large, bright purple hickey.
I hope these 66 ways sent in by our experienced readers can help you get rid of your hickey soon.
This Article researched and written by Savio DSilva (M.S.).