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Get Rid of a Hickey

How do you get rid of a hickey? So, you were out with your girlfriend or boyfriend last night; things got fun. You woke up this morning to get ready for work, school, the family barbeque, who knows and after brushing your teeth you look up in the mirror and ‘AHHH!’ So, you have a hickey and grandma probably won’t be a fan. What on earth do you do?

The methods below are the tried and tested ways of getting rid of hickeys as fast as possible. You should be aware though, even these methods don’t have instant results. If you need your hickey gone and you need it gone now, the best thing to do is to learn how to hide a hickey. If you have a method that works for you and isn’t listed below, let us know in the comments and we’ll add it!

Before you go and start to get rid of hickeys, there are a few things that are important for you to know. First of all, methods using cold are best used as soon as possible after receiving the hickey. The sooner, the better, though within the first twelve hours is generally the best. Second of all, methods using heat are great for a hickey that has stuck around for two days or longer. Using methods that have to do with heat right after you get a hickey can make it much worse and make it much harder to remove a hickey! Lastly, yes, your hickey is bad and your friends will laugh or your mom will kill you or whatever, but use your head! If you are too aggressive with your hickey, you can cause scrapes, burns, or real bruises (which will turn greenish instead of red/brown). Be safe, and be smart. Without any further ado, go get rid of your hickey and leave a comment to let us know how it went!

Method One – The Cold Method

As mentioned before, this method is best used as soon as possible after receiving the hickey. When you get a hickey, blood flowing through the area leaks out through ruptured blood vessels and clots under the skin so, one good way to help is to stop more blood flowing to the area and thereby reduce the size of the hickey.. Making an area colder reduces blood flow.

Method Two – The Hot Method

Use this method to get rid of a hickey that has stuck around for at least 48 hours. Once, the burst blood vessels have healed, what is left is the blood that has collected under your skin. That blood will slowly disperse and be reabsorbed into your body. Heating up the area of the hickey will increase blood flow to the region, quickening the reabsorption of blood and helping to remove the hickey.

Method Three – Toothbrush / Comb

This method helps to break up and spread the blood around, making it easier for your body to clear away the signs of the hickey.

Method Four – Lipstick or Pen Caps

Just like the toothbrush method, this method helps to break up blood and increase blood circulation to the area. Try using this method several times a day starting a day after you receive the hickey.

Method Five – Peppermint / Mint Toothpaste

Peppermint oil and mint-based lotions can help to increase blood circulation. If you don’t have access to either of these, than a mint toothpaste can help as well.

Method Six – The Coin Method

This method can be slightly painful, but often helps. Make sure to be careful when using this method – don’t make your hickey any worse than it already is!

Method Seven – Massaging

Massaging a hickey works on the same principals as the toothbrush, lipstick caps, and coin methods. Massaging can help break up the blood clot and also increase circulation throughout the area, helping to get rid of a hickey.

Method Eight – Medicine, Medicine, Medicine!

There are a few medications, lotions, and creams that can help with the pain of a hickey and that can help remove a hickey.

Method Nine – When All Else Has Failed

You have tried every single method on this site, but the hickey is still there and you have the most important interview of your life in half an hour – what do you do? You may well be beyond the point where hickey cures are going to save you. It’s time to shift gears and learn how to hide a hickey!

Comments (157)
ahh thanks so much
made out with a friend during lunch and when i came back to school i realized that i had a hickey.. im in school now but i tried the coin rubbing method and its working!! thanks so much:-)
#157 - marissa - 03/13/2014 - 11:23
Omg! I was stressing out bad when my bf gave me a huuuuuuuge hickey! My mom is super strict so she would have taken my phone and my car etc. I used the ice pack method and then the coin method and literally saw results instantly. As I was scraping it it was disappearing before my eyes! Im so happy! :-D
#156 - MomoMonster - 02/23/2014 - 22:22
Lol. So lastnight i got a snag.. And i came home and my mom saw my hickey, i cant go to school untill its gone, havent tryed any of these yet, hope they work!!!
#155 - swag berry - 02/19/2014 - 06:24
the ice & toothpaste thing didn't work so I got very upset, but I tried the coin method & it was gone in 5-10 minutes. what a life saver.
#154 - Isabella - 02/15/2014 - 22:37
so happy
well it has to be say i was so happy when i found this website and so far so good my hickey is slowly starting to diaper. thank you so much! :-)
#153 - mysterygal - 02/13/2014 - 06:17
i used the hot method and the hickey is almost gone yay!!!! thank you def a life saver :-D:-D:-D
#152 - samantha - 02/12/2014 - 09:25
COIN !!!!
#151 - Joyyy - 02/09/2014 - 12:34
I literally erased my hickey
I had a hickey and left it for a day or two, but it wouldn't fade. I just used the coin method, and it literally erased it. The area is still a little bit red, but oh my god. I used the coin like they suggested and then once in a while did frequent and short strokes like an eraser and IT IS GONE!!
#150 - Rebecca - 02/03/2014 - 11:54
S@&*t happens
This site needs a gag reel or a gallery for before and after pictures.
I honestly think that a hickey is the most shameful thing to be seen with and really extenuates a bad class of person.
However sh* t happens and here I am :(
Iv been icing it with an ice pack the first 24 hrs. Not sure when to do the heat thing I'm pretty impatient plus "I'm a cheater" (u dirty cheater) said 20 minutes worked..
Will I ruin it if I do the heat thing too soon after cold ? Argh this sux
#149 - Caromeline - 01/27/2014 - 12:51
Coin and ice
I used ice in a paper towel, the color went lighter, then I got a coin and did that coin method! It's gone enough to where I can cover it up with concealer !!! :)
#148 - Angela - 01/26/2014 - 19:30
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