Spending time with your significant other is fun. Getting a hickey? Not so much fun. Learn how to get rid of a hickey fast to avoid embarrassment from your parents, friends, coworkers and boss. A hickey is just a bruise caused by broken blood vessels just under the skin. Care for the blemish the same way you would a bruise for fast relief.
1. Apply ice or a cold compress directly to the spot for 20 minutes. Let it rest for 20 minutes and reapply. Don't have ice? Stick a metal spoon in the fridge and let it get cold. The cold stops inflammation and cause the blood vessels to constrict, which can help the spot heal quicker.
2. When blood vessels break under the skin, blood pools in the area. Help loosen this pooled blood and encourage it to go away by gently massaging the area. Use a soft toothbrush or the edge of a coin to gently rub in circles. The hickey will get redder temporarily when you put pressure on it, but it will soon lighten.
3. If there's still a spot, cover it with concealer. For yellow blemishes, use a blue tinted coverup stick. Use a green coverup stick for red hickeys. Follow with a thick cream-based concealer to completely cover up the blemish.
Now that you know how to get rid of a hickey fast, you can help get rid of the blemish quickly. Tell your significant other to be gentler next time, or at least leave bite marks where they are easier to hide.