If one ends up with a telltale sign of intense kissing it could end up as a hickey. Anyone with a hickey may be wondering how to get rid of hickeys overnight. The truth is that no one really knows how to get rid of hickeys overnight unless it is a very light hickey. Most hickeys will stick around for about a week before they disappear. The good news is that there are a few things that can be done to make hickeys go away faster. By using these techniques the time it takes for a hickey to go away can possibly be reduced to two or three days.
One method of how to get rid of hickeys overnight is to apply a yellow based concealer over the purple tinged bruise to give the appearance that it was never there. With the magic of makeup a hickey can be there one minute and appear to be gone the next. When using makeup to cover up a hickey it is important to use a good concealer and then to use a foundation over it that completely matches the skin tone. A foundation that does not match the skin color can be a dead give away that something conspicuous lies beneath. If the hickey occurs in the winter months a turtleneck or high necked shirt can also be worn to cover up the entire neck so the hickey will not be spotted.
In addition to wearing makeup and turtlenecks to cover the hickey there are also things that can be done to speed up the healing time of the hickey. A hickey is a bruise so the first thing to do to speed the healing process is to apply an ice compress. An ice compress regularly applied within the first 48 hours of the hickey will reduce swelling. Reduced swelling speeds up the healing time exponentially.
After icing the area the next step is to apply a warm compress and to massage the area lightly and gently. Warm compresses increase the blood flow to the area which in turn speeds up the healing process. Bringing fresh and nourishing blood to heal the area can also be done by massaging the area lightly with the fingertips but too much pressure could make the hickey worse. Some people even swear by massaging the area with a toothbrush or a comb because the bristles act as excellent massage tools.