A hickey, also known as "love bite" or "kiss mark", tends to occur after a passionate physical exchange between lovers. This can happen to you if your lover kisses or bites a little too hard on your skin. the hickey can appear anywhere your lover chooses to enjoy a little too passionately, the most common area being the neck and breasts. However, the science behind hickey training is not so romantic.
Lollipops are formed when the blood capillaries are broken and the escaped blood accumulates under the skin, giving it a red or purple appearance. It tends to look like a small blue, which can be circular or oval. The shape is quite distinctive, which would make it really difficult to explain it as an accident. The affected area may become brown as the hickey heals.
How long for suckers to last?
The hickeys are not permanent, they will disappear in 5 to 12 days. However, in some cases, hickeys can last much longer. The life of a hickey depends on the following factors:
- Gravity: Common sense dictates that the healing time of a hickey is directly proportional to the number of damaged blood capillaries at the start.
- Personal Physiology: There is a very popular saying that "everyone is wired a little differently". As a result, some people can heal faster than others. It can be due to a wide variety of factors, such as the complexion, physiology and nutritional balance of a person. The external environment can also play a role!
Home Remedies to Remove Lollipops
Some choose to display their hickey as physical evidence of their conquest. However, they can be inappropriate in many social situations, such as when you are about to meet your spouse's parents or if you have to go to a job interview. You do not have to worry because there are several home remedies that can help you in such a scenario.
There is a lot of anecdotal evidence suggesting that the use of a toothbrush can either get rid of the hickey or spread it in such a way that it would be much less noticeable.
You should simply take a toothbrush with strong bristles (preferably new) and gently massage the affected area for about 15 minutes. The reason is that the massage of the area will improve the circulation, which will help to dispel the blood that has accumulated in the area. It is suggested to use this remedy in conjunction with the cold compress.
- Rubbing alcohol
Rubbing alcohol is effective at treating hickeys just after they are received for the following reasons:
- It is a natural disinfectant that can help protect the area from secondary infections.
- It is an emollient, which can help relieve pain, if any.
- It refreshes the skin when it comes in contact with it. Therefore, it can help get rid of the hickey in the same way as a cold compress.
You can simply pour rubbing alcohol on a cotton pad and apply it several times during the day. Please note that rubbing alcohol is also an astringent, so it can leave your skin extremely dry after application.
It is therefore recommended to hydrate the area after the application of rubbing alcohol. We recommend using cocoa butter or aloe vera for this, which are effective home remedies for lawful hickeys, as we will explain later in this article.
- Cold compress (The best way)
This is one of the most commonly cited home remedies for removing hickeys, probably because it is the most effective. The scientific reasoning behind the same thing is just as impeccable! The reason is that the extreme cold of a cold compress will shrink the blood capillaries, which in turn will stop blood leaking under the skin. Ice is also known as a natural inflammatory because it contracts the blood vessels, which helps to relieve swelling and pain. To apply the cold compress, you can use a traditional ice pack, a bag of frozen vegetables or even wrap some ice cubes in a washcloth. Some even take a spoon, put it in the freezer for about ten minutes, then wrap it with a piece of cloth and apply it instead. Whichever method you choose, be sure to apply the treatment for only 10 to 20 minutes at a time. There is no limit to the number of times you can apply the cold compress during the day.When applying this treatment, make sure that the ice is never in direct contact with your skin, because it can cause permanent damage.
- Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a natural moisturizer with anti-inflammatory and soothing properties, which can help speed healing of a hickey. Aloe Vera gel can be applied to the affected area throughout the day and is most effective when combined with rubbing alcohol.It is best to get your Aloe Vera Gel. directly from the leaf of an aloe plant. Just tear off a leaf and cut the rinds to disassemble the leaf. Then scrape the natural Aloe Vera gel using a cotton swab and apply it on the affected area. If you can not get an Aloe Vera plant, the next best thing would be a bottle of organic Aloe Vera gel, which should be available at your local pharmacy.
- Small cylindrical objects
Using a small cylindrical object such as a pen cap, a lipstick lid or even a test tube can help relieve hickeys. The logic behind this treatment is about the same as behind the use of a toothbrush, that is to say it would dissipate the wound blood to make the hickey less visible, otherwise eliminate it completely. You can apply this treatment using the following steps:
- Place the cylindrical object directly on the hickey.
- Apply a slight pressure. The keyword here is "sweet". If the pressure is too strong, it can aggravate the hickey!
- With the pressure still in place, gently rotate the object for a few seconds.
- Return the object to its original position, while maintaining the pressure.
- Release the pressure.
The above process should be repeated for about 15 minutes.
- Peppermint essential oil
Peppermint essential oil contains menthol, which can help heal healers to heal for the following reasons:
- It heals broken capillaries.
- It improves blood circulation, which helps to clear up the accumulated blood in the affected area.
Just pour a few drops of peppermint essential oil and gently massage the affected area. You should feel a slight tingling sensation, which should disappear within minutes. If the sting sensation seems a little too uncomfortable, you can dilute it with a vegetable oil, such as olive oil.
If you can not get peppermint essential oil, you can use Vicks Vaporub or even peppermint toothpaste.
- Banana skin
Although it is not commonly known, but a banana peel is rich in vitamin K, which can help a hickey to heal fairly quickly, as we will explain later in this article. Simply cut a piece of skin and place it on the hickey for about thirty minutes using gauze and medical tape. This process can be repeated up to three times a day.
- Hot compress
Earlier, we talked about a cold compress as an effective treatment against hickey. The fact that we mention hot compresses as a useful remedy does not mean that we are contradicting ourselves. As previously stated, a cold compress should be applied as soon as you receive a hickey, as it contracts the blood capillaries to prevent bleeding and the formation of a mass of blood. However, a hot compress should be applied on hickeys that have at least a few hours. After the healing of the capillaries, a hot compress will dilate your blood vessels, allowing the pooled blood to leave the affected area. Simply immerse a washcloth in warmer water than warm water, then to squeeze as much water as possible. Then gently dab the affected area with the warm, damp washcloth. Make sure that the water is not boiling or hot enough to be touched. This is because extreme temperatures will damage your skin, which in turn will make your hickey much more prominent.
- Cocoa butter
Cocoa butter is an effective moisturizer and helps regenerate tissues. So, it can be really effective when it comes to treating a hickey. Simply apply a little cocoa butter on the affected area and gently massage several times during the day. For best results, the cocoa butter should be applied just after applying a warm compress or rubbing alcohol.
Products to get rid of lollipops
If home remedies fail to provide you with satisfactory results, your local pharmacist will have several over-the-counter treatments that you can use. The following items are supposed to be the most effective.
- Lotions of vitamin K
Vitamin K helps the blood clot. This means that it can help heal the capillaries, which would stop the leakage and accumulation of blood under the skin. Massaging the affected area repeatedly with a vitamin K lotion may be the fastest way to remove a lollipop.
Taking oral doses of vitamin K supplements can also speed healing!
- Ointment with arnica
The ointment created from extracts of arnica has been used to treat bruising for several decades. As we have already mentioned, hickeys are also a type of bruise, so they can also be treated effectively with arnica! It works almost in the same way as the Vitamin K lotion, that is, it heals damaged capillaries. Arnica also contains anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce swelling. This treatment is highly recommended for those who suffer from serious hiccups!
- Eye drops
If your eyes itchy and bloodshot, you usually treat them with eye drops. The itching is caused by inflamed capillaries in the eye, which eye drops can soothe and heal. Likewise, eye drops can heal the inflamed capillaries of your hickey. Pour a few drops of your eye drops onto the affected area and gently massage into a circle with your index finger. The eye drop will heal the capillaries and the massage movement will help dispel the blood that has accumulated in the area.
Tips and tricks when nothing works with you!
All the treatments mentioned in this article work, provided you allow sufficient time. None of the treatments mentioned above is a proverbial magic wand, which will make a hickey disappear when a hat falls. However, some requirements such as a job interview will not wait. In this case, you can use the following tips to hide the hickey.
- Hide the Hickey
Your makeup kit can not only make you particularly attractive, but also help you cope with the consequences of a passionate meeting. There are several ways to temporarily remove a hickey with the power of makeup.
Use a thin brush to apply the yellow concealer inside the hickey and the green concealer on the outside of the hickey. Then, apply a concealer of a hue lighter than your complexion on all the hickey to temporarily hide the traces of your love.Alternatively, you can put a little powder for the face on the hickey and then apply a corrector that corresponds to your complexion.
- Clothing and personal style
During the winter or rainy season, you can use your clothes to hide the hickey. Turtlenecks, jackets and scarves are great options for hiding a hickey on the neck. If you have long hair, you can still style them so that they hide the hickey. You can also use jewelry such as necklaces that will help to conceal the area.