Tired of people asking questions about your love life? Or the visible love bite that has piqued their interest? Learn how to use toothpaste on the hickey for a speedy recovery!
Are you feeling embarrassed because of your hickey? Our first advice in the case would be, that you should not be embarrassed. Hickeys are personal medals of affection gained from your partner in a passionate moment. There is no need to be ashamed of a hickey if you have obtained the mark from a consensual moment.
However, if you still feel your love bite is entirely a private matter and a mark of affection not meant for public display, we have the perfect solution for you. Learn all about hickeys and how to get rid of them with toothpaste in this article.
What is a hickey?
Hickey or love bite is a small bruise caused by sucking the skin. The action causes a bruised blood vessel that forms a discolored patch on the surface. Found on sensitive skin areas like the neck and chest, a hickey has no actual cure. Dark red at the start, hickeys become dark blue and purple in color as time passes by.
The mark disappears on its own in ten to twelve days and has no severe consequences on health. The mark can stay longer depending on the harshness of the suction and the general health of the person. An excellent way to help the love bite heal faster is to keep your hands off it strictly. Scraping or massaging the bruised area continuously can increase the life span of the hickey.
Toothpaste on The Hickey
Yes, there are ways you can hide or heal a hickey. One of the most commonly used methods to deal with a hickey is covering up your neck. However, if you are not comfortable with turtle necks and scarfs, you can apply some makeup on it as well.
While you hide the mark, you can try and fasten the healing process with toothpaste.
Peppermint based toothpaste is an effective way of speeding the healing process of a hickey. Apply the toothpaste liberally on the affected area and let dry. The toothpaste lightens the bruised area, and the cooling effect of the peppermint helps in the healing of the bruise. You can use the toothpaste multiple times in a day. Remove the dry paste and replace it with a fresh swab on the hickey.
Using a brush with the toothpaste can also help stimulate blood circulation in the area, healing the hickey faster.
Note: Use a fresh toothbrush for brushing and do a gentle massage. A harsh massage with the toothbrush can worsen the mark on the sensitive skin.
Other Effective Methods
1. Ice packs
Like any other bruise, ice packs help in healing the hickey faster. Apply ice packs on the hickey whenever possible for the blood vessels to heal. You can use a cold spoon for the compress as well. Keep a spoon in the freezer for thirty minutes and press the spoon surface on the affected area for similar results.
2. Aloe vera and vitamin E oil serum
As soon as you get a hickey, mix and apply a drop of a homemade aloe vera and vitamin 3 oil serum on the affected area. The serum helps heal the capillaries faster.
3. Pineapple juice
It might sound a bit unconventional, but applying pineapple slices or a fabric dipped in pineapple juice on hickeys can help them heal faster. Pineapples have bromelain in them, which helps heal bruises more quickly.
A piece of advice- let your hair down and forget about the hickey. It will disappear after two weeks anyway unless you are planning another naughty night!