How To Make A Hickey Go Away In A Jiffy
Giving and receiving hickeys can be super hot, but that doesn't mean we wanna keep them.
So things got a little hot and heavy with your partner last night, and you may have gotten just a little bit carried away. That makeout sesh was hot, but that ugly love bite on your neck? Not so much. If you wanna learn how to make a hickey go away quickly, read on.
There are tons of hickey removal hacks floating around the internet, and one of the more popular ones is the coin hack. With this coin hack, you’re supposed to take a coin and rub it against your hickey, going from the centre to the edge to spread out the pooled blood.
Does this method work? Sadly, nahh. Dermatologists say that this could even make your hickey worse. A hickey is essentially a bruise — would you scrape a coin across a bruised leg? Didn’t think so.
Other internet hickey removal hacks range from the harmless (like rubbing a banana peel on the bruise, or drinking lots of orange juice) to the downright irritating (like rubbing toothbrush bristles on your hickey). The sad thing is, none of these actually work. Some might soothe your inflamed skin, but none are going to make your hickey disappear quickly.
So what can you do? As with any old bruise, the best way to make your hickey disappear is to leave it alone and wait. But if it really bothers you, you could learn how to hide a hickey with makeup.
Anyone who’s tried hiding a bruise with makeup knows that it’s not as easy as slapping on some concealer and calling it a day. You’ll need colour correctors, concealer, and high-coverage foundation to disguise that hickey correctly.
If you’ve never used colour correctors before, you need to understand that they work by applying the colour opposite on the colour wheel to neutralize the hickey’s colour. So if you’re trying to disguise a purple spot, you’ll want to use yellow or orange. If you want to cover up redness, you use green.
Look for a high-coverage concealer that matches your neck colour and apply it over the hickey with a brush. After applying, blend the edges with your fingers. Then, pop the concealer in your bag so you can reapply throughout the day.
For extra coverage, you can apply high-coverage foundation to make sure that the hickey’s completely hidden.
Of course, if you’re not confident in your makeup skills’ ability to cover up hickeys, you could always use a scarf to hide those pesky love bites. Though learning how to make a hickey go away quickly is close to impossible, at least you’ll be adding a cute new accessory to your look!