The Best Ways To Get Rid Of A Hickey

The Best Ways To Get Rid Of A Hickey
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When role-playing with your boyfriend goes too far and he thoroughly believes he’s Robert Pattinson straight out of Twilight, you start to love it in the moment. But the next morning you will quickly become aware of the consequences of this pleasurable act.

The moment you wake up and head to the bathroom to begin your morning routine, you look into the mirror and see an incredibly large hickey sticking out worse than a pimple on prom night.

You start to panic because you have snake bites on your neck and your mom is hosting Thanksgiving dinner at your house. Everyone will question why you are wearing a chunky scarf wrapped around your neck inside – “fashion” will not be a suitable enough answer. For women, you will find makeup will fail you. And for men who do not believe in make-up, you need to find some way to get rid of this hickey in whatever amount of time you have left.

Here at Elite Daily, we want to help you with all of your needs; we want to be your guidance in all areas of your life. One of the most important tricks that you will always need to know, no matter what age, is how to get rid of the infamous hickey, so here are our best tips learned from experience.


TIP #1: Ice it

For those of you who live under a rock, a hickey is a bruise. So what do you do with a bruise? You ice it until whatever swelling there is goes down. This will essentially allow for a recirculation of the blood in the area. Your first step, no matter which suggestion you chose to follow, should be icing the hickey, which eases the transition of rubbing it with a spoon or brush. Grab an ice pack or a singular piece of ice and hold it against the spot. It may burn a little, seeing as that your neck is sensitive, but you are desperate here!

 

TIP #2: Cold spoon

There are two ways to get rid of your hickey by using an ice-cold metal spoon. Your first choice is to take the spoon, wet it and put it in the freezer for around twenty minutes. Once the spoon is freezing cold, lay it over the spot on your neck where the hickey is and the hickey will decrease in color and size.

Because of your body temperature the spoon may warm up quickly, so your other option is leaving a cup filled with a lot of ice and a little bit of water next to you. Every time the spoon becomes cold, have it sit in the cup for five minutes to cool down again and then reapply it to your neck – eventually you will get rid of that nasty hickey.

 

TIP #3: The cap twist

 

Take some lip balm, a chap stick, or anything that has a similar cap and rub it on your hickey. Place the cap against the hickey and twist it back and forth in order to circulate the blood. This is will probably hurt at first and will even have the surrounding area turn  red, but as the blood begins to circulate once again the hickey will disappear.

TIP #4: Brush it

When brushing over your hickey, you have the choice to brush with either a hairbrush or a toothbrush. Again, this is a tactic that will hurt rather than sooth like the cold spoon, but this helps the blood circulate and the hickey will begin to fade away. The scratching will feel irritating because its your neck, so you will be a little sensitive. But you should keep brushing until you feel the entire area has been rubbed through.

 

TIP #5: Apply heat later

 

After at least a day, it is best to give yourself time to apply heat to your hickey. Use one of the heat packs you save for your worst PMS days and hold it against your neck. After icing it, rubbing it and using ice-cold spoons, the head will help with blood circulation which will lead to the decrease in color of the hickey as well as it’s size. You must remember that heat should not be applied until after at least 24 hours as it will worsen the hickey.

In the end, stay Elite. Hickeys are for kids in high school, and for people who weren’t getting any in high school.

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