Love seems incomplete without passionate “Love Bites”. But, I guess you’ll not like to see raised eyebrows when you roam around with those “I’m taken” marks. So, to avoid such embarrassing moments, you should know how to get rid of love bites as soon as possible.
I’m pretty sure you don’t give a damn about how love bites happen. You just want to know how to get rid of those love bites ASAP. Well, I seriously don’t want to be the bearer of bad news, but there is no magic or quick ways to get rid of a love bite.
In fact, there is no better way to get rid of a love bite other than by being patient because it’ll run its full course.
Just like you can’t make a bruise on your arm or neck go away quickly, similarly, you can’t make one on your neck disappear overnight. But don’t go all whacko thinking it’s the end of the world.
As there are some OTC medications and home remedies to get rid of hickeys, which are worth trying to speed up the otherwise slow healing process.
Here Is How To Get Rid Of Love Bites To Avoid Extra Attention
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe has long been used to soothe skin and heal bruises, minor cuts and burns. Therefore, the healing properties of aloe vera gel can help in curing acne, acne scars, stretch marks, razor bumps and love bites too.
Because it provides just the right condition for your hickey bruise to heal itself.
However, you may either use pure aloe vera gel available in a health store or a fresh aloe vera leaf (I’ll go for the latter).
If you’re using store-bought aloe gel, then apply it directly on your love bites 3-4 times a day.
If you are using fresh aloe leaf, then cut open the sides of the leaf. Now, using your finger or a spoon, take out the gel and apply it directly on your bite.
You can also store the rest of the gel in the refrigerator for future use. However, you’ve to finish it within a day or two.
2. Fresh Potato
Everyone loves French fries, but other than tickling your taste buds, potatoes can do miracles to your skin also.
A single slice of potato can help you to remove sun tan, dark circles and hickeys too because it contains Vitamin C, E and K.
The best part is, it’s easy to use.
- Apply one potato slice to your love bite.
- Keep it for 20 minutes.
- Then change the slice.
Repeat this whole procedure for an hour every day to see the results.
Yes, I know it’s quite demanding but you want to get rid of that mark which is marring your confidence, right?
Then, you’ve to try it at least once.
WARNING: Always use only fresh and ripe potatoes.
3. Tuna Oil
OK, this sounds really weird but it has luckily worked for a few hickey sufferers. But they don’t have any idea about why it worked.
Also, who knows this method ends your worry of how to get rid of love bites overnight.
- Apply a small amount of tuna oil on your love mark.
- Leave it for 10 minutes only.
- Now, take your hair dryer and heat the area where you earlier applied the tuna oil.
- As you blow dry, you’ll see the disappearance of hickey right before your eyes.
4. Popsicle Magic
You might be wondering that I’ve gone insane, that’s why I’m asking you to put anything on your love bite. Well, this method on how to get rid of love bite in 24 hours might sound crazy but at least give it a try.
All you need is cocoa butter and Popsicle (my mouth is watering).
• Take some cocoa butter and rub it on your.. yes hickey.
• Now, rub Popsicle on and around the hickey for 3-5 minutes.
• Massage in circular motion for a few more minutes.
• That’s it. After all, you can’t dedicate your entire day to such a silly thing.
You’ve to repeat this remedy thrice a day to you see the visible results. Unfortunately, if it didn’t work for you, then just enjoy the Popsicle.
I was also surprised when I saw “Parsley” in the list of things to cure love bites. Out of curiosity, I felt like trying it. I asked my man to give me a hickey and he happily obliged. *wink*
What I found is, if you apply parsley on a fresh love bite, then its results might surprise you. Because I applied it on my fresh hickey and it disappeared on the third day.
At that time, I researched about it and find out that its powerful anti-inflammatory properties and a great concentration of Vitamin C have done the magic.
- Crush fresh parsley leaves in a bowl.
- Spread the crushed leaves over the area that is affected.
- Leave it for a couple of minutes.
- At last, rinse it off with cold water.
How to Get Rid Of Love Bites with Over the Counter Medications
Aspirin prevents your blood from clotting and thins blood flow which increases your blood circulation. More the blood flows into your skin affected by love bite, the faster it’ll disappear.
CAUTION: Don’t take aspirin right after getting a passion mark as it can make the things worse. Wait for 12-24 hours after receiving the hickey. Also, don’t take more than 3 grams of aspirin a day.
Excedrin is a combination of aspirin, caffeine, and acetaminophen. Aspirin and Caffeine help in thinning blood and increasing circulation, thereby helping your body to heal the kiss mark faster.
Acetaminophen is god sent for those who have partners with the soul of a vampire and get really bad love bites. Because it’ll help to relieve the pain of that notorious vampire mark.
Vitamin K prevents blood clots and is used topically to help treat bruises (and your hickey is a bruise too) by helping your body, reabsorb the blood that has gathered. Therefore, it’ll speed up the hickey healing process.
So, grab a Vitamin K based cream easily available in the market and use it on your love bite.
Do You Know?
If you’ve low vitamin K levels, then you’ll bruise far easier than others. Now this explains why your love bite is taking a lot of time to fade away.
Therefore, include leafy green veggies in your diet to your deficiency of Vitamin K.
Our body needs vitamin C to make collagen, a protein which is required to help wounds heal and lack of it might weaken your capillaries.
So, take multivitamins or separate supplements to fulfill your daily intake of vitamin C to speed up your love bite healing process.
Good sources of vitamin C are oranges, grapefruits, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, sweet potatoes, and red peppers. So, add them to your diet, not because to get rid of hickeys, but to protect yourself from scurvy.
Vitamin E which is often coupled with Aloe Vera helps the burst capillaries under your skin heal rapidly. However, it should be used soon after you receive your parting gift.
Though designed for other uses, Preparation H works really well as an anti-inflammatory and some people including my bestie swear by it when treating love bites.
Love bites can be quite embarrassing if you’ve to attend an important meeting or function. At that moment, don’t wonder about – How to get rid of love bites instantly? Just buy arnica salve from a drug store and apply it on your mark.
Because arnica has homeopathic ingredients which are frequently used for treating bruises and inflammation.
It has a witchy name but it works like pure magic.
Witch hazel is well known for its various astringent and medicinal properties. It contracts blood vessels that have been damaged to their normal size.
Therefore, it’s good for getting rid of love bites too and I’m saying this with personnel experience. *giggles*
Simply apply a dime-sized witch hazel to your love bite 2-3 times a day and let me know how it went.
Yes, you read it right. We commonly use eye drops to reduce the redness in our eyes. However, they can do the same thing to a red area just like a hickey on your skin.
There is no scientific evidence to prove it but it’s worth a try.
Put a few eye drops until the love bite is fully covered and rest horizontally so that the drops don’t roll off. Wait for a few minutes and then wipe it off with a cloth and see the difference.
How to Hide a Love Bite with Makeup?
If someone asked you how to cover a love bite, makeup would probably be the first thing that comes to your mind. So, here’s a video to help you hide your hickey with makeup.
Things to Keep In Mind while Trying to Remove a Love Bite
- Abstain from using tobacco products while you’ve a hickey. As smoking decreases your blood supply and might delay the healing process of your unwanted love bite.
- Don’t mix any medications without consulting your doctor. Also, know about, if you’ve any sensitivity to any medicines before trying them.
Usually we don’t need to worry about how long does love bites last. Because they’re not dangerous for the receiver and will fade on their own after a few days.
Still you should know how to get rid of love bites fast as they narrate a totally different equation from bruises. Also, you can’t get away every time with a little white lie and never winning excuses.
At that point, you can try any of the above mentioned remedies. If nothing works, then just let nature run its course. And don’t forget to give a punch to the hickey giver. After all you need someone to take out your frustration.
At last but not the least, if you’re aware of a method that has worked for you that isn’t listed in this article, let me know about it in the comment section below.
If it lasts longer than that, don’t forget to give your compliments to the person who gave it to you. They will be proud. Or you’ve better option, just punch them in the face.