Ugggh – Get Rid of that Hickey Now!!!
Seen as an act of love, having your skin sucked by your loved one may not concern you very much at first, but a hickey has a rather unpleasant effect on your appearance. The first reaction youths have is to try and conceal its presence as much as possible, not knowing how to get rid of a hickey they will hide it for as long as possible in the hope that it will disappear naturally. A hickey is seen as a sign of commitment, a sort of pledge if you will, and it is normally attributed to young couples who will do their utmost to leave their mark on one another. These young boys and girls will get rather alarmed at first, seeing how there is no guideline on how to get rid of hickies or at least no effective one. So how does one go about getting rid of an unwanted
Understanding what a hickey is
Before getting into the matter of how to get rid of a hickey you might want to educate yourself on the matter of “what” a hickey really is. You see, the warm feeling you experience when getting a hickey is a result of the pain sensors at the surface of your skin trying to tell you that blood capillaries are being broken. When a certain area of your skin is sucked on over a period of time, small blood capillaries will break, thus forming small blood clots around the area. At first, the area appears red due to the blood clots but as time passes, they will develop a dark shade. At this point, it has become obvious that this has a negative cosmetic effect, especially if the hickey is in a visible location.
How to free yourself of hickeys forever
Presuming that striding along the street with a giant black dot on your face isn’t something that you would normally do, you will definitely want it off your face as soon as possible. Unfortunately, soon as possible may not come soon enough. Most guidelines on how to get rid of hickeys revolve around naturalistic medicine at best, and dangerous practices at worst, so you might want to educate yourself on the matter carefully before undergoing any potentially dangerous procedure. You see, there are a number of well known “treatments” for a hickey but their effectiveness varies from person to person as their body reacts slightly differently to having their skin sucked on (giggity). As dirty as this may sound, a hickey is nothing more than an external lesion from a medical point of view, and will have to be treated as one accordingly. During normal circumstances, a hickey disappears naturally over a period of two weeks. If however, you are wondering how to get rid of a hickey effectively, you might want to follow a series of easy steps.
First of all, you should consider cold pressing as it breaks down the blood clots slowly but effectively. You basically soak a piece of cloth or cotton in cold water and use the fabric to press down on your hickey. The cold temperature will slowly dissolve the dried blood clots and making it easier for you to remove them in a matter of hours.
An equally effective method is hot pressing, and although it is similar to cold pressing apart from the temperature, hot pressing should be used sooner than later as it is most effective against blood clots that did not have the time to dry off. The warm temperature heats the hickey and expands the capillaries thus enabling you to simply brush the hickey off little by little.
If all fails, maybe you should hide the hickey
Maybe we don’t know much about How to get rid of a hickey or maybe you’re just bad at following directions. Either way, if the hot / cold compress methods prove to be uneffective, you should start worrying about how to successfully conceal it. This can easily be done with the use of a cosmetic concealer you are sure to find in a regular cosmetic kit. Bear in mind that the shade of the concealer must be of a lighter shade than your skin tone. Darker skin concealer will just make the area more visible which is something the ladies will already know. If you’re a guy, you might want to try appropriate clothes for the matter, especially those with turtlenecks or high neck shirts. Scarves may also prove to be a effective but you don’t want to wear scarves during summer. At the end of the day, it would be best if you just avoided hickeys altogether and talk with your s/o about different ways you could suck on each other’s skin in an enjoyable fashion.