Hickies after sex? 4 quick ways to get rid of this love bite

With intense sex comes its aftermaths-hickeys.

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Nights of intense passion and sex can really give you a tingly and light-headed feeling the next morning.

Even though they seem like a love mark from your partner, they can be really irritable and problematic sometimes, especially the ones on your neck that your friends suddenly seem to be so inquisitive about.

A hickey takes only a few seconds to form but requires several days to more than a week to heal. You might be able to help ease irritation and inflammation, and some self-treatment techniques could even help speed up the healing time by a day or two.

Here are a few ways to make hickeys disappear as soon as possible:

  • Cold spoon press

This is a very common and clever trick, to get rid of a hickey. Keep a spoon in the refrigerator for some minutes, and let it cool. Then take the cold spoon and press it onto the area where the hickey has formed. This is a very effective and popular method.

  • Apply pressure

Press your fingers on the hickey as soon as it forms. If you apply pressure, there is a high chance that the blood will circulate in that area. If the blood stops pooling, the hickey won’t look as severe. It will be lighter, smaller and less intense. This will immediately help to prevent the hickey from getting larger, but it won’t immediately disappear.

  • Aloe vera gel

This natural ingredient is a very effective antiseptic, that, if applied can reduce the intensity of the hickey. Rub the gel on the area in a very slow and circular motion, at least twice a day. You will see a noticeable improvement in the area where the hickey was informed.

  • Pineapple

This fruit is rich in a type of enzyme that is called bromelain, which is very effective to reduce swelling and inflammation. Since hickeys are a type of swelling only, pineapple can ease the affected spot. Apply a slice of pineapple on the skin for 4 to 5 times a day. However, it is an acidic fruit that might cause irritation if you apply it several times than often.


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