After a night out at the bar, someone across the room catches your eye. Eventually, both of you talk, hook up ask the ‘your apartment or mine?’ kind of question, have your fun and go to work the next day. But as you’re dressing you notice that you have a hickey or two or five here and there. You can’t possibly expect no one to notice especially if they are found in visible areas. So the question is how to get rid of hickeys? Well we have a couple of suggestions that you can try.
Use a Spoon
That angry red mark which became proof of your fun and passionate night before is bound to even swell. So how can a spoon help you reduce the visibility of this mark? First you have to place the spoon in your refrigerator for a few minutes, just up to 10 minutes. Then take it out and lightly rub it all over the hickey. It’s highly recommended that you do this on new hickeys; that’s when this method is most effective. The reason behind this is that the coldness of the spoon helps minimize the blood getting out of the blood vessels. Doing this a few more times helps get rid of the swelling.
Aloe Vera to the Rescue
Aloe Vera has been a popular natural moisturizer, loved for the rejuvenating and healing properties that it contains. In order to minimize your hickey, use an effective Aloe Vera gel or lotion on the hickey. Twice a day should suffice, but let it sit for a maximum of 10 minutes before you wipe it off. Alongside the healing properties of Aloe Vera, the lotion will reduce the pain and helps the skin recover faster; the sooner you get rid of the hickey, the better.