The O-Face: How to get rid of hickeys

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Chantal Richards

It’s sensual as your partner kisses your neck the night before, but what you realize early in the morning as you get ready to start the day, is a huge atrocity sitting right in everyone’s view.

Don’t stress. Here are five ways to get rid of the pesky hickey and avoid all of those questions about who you were with the night before:

1. Tea Bag

Use a moist tea bag as a warm compressor. It won’t disappear immediately but if you keep using it, it will slowly start to fade away. Just be careful of the tea dripping on you. My advice is wear a towel or an old T-shirt.

2. Frozen Spoon

Place the spoon in the freezer for about five minutes and then cover the whole hickey with it. If you don’t cover the whole hickey, you could be sporting a weird looking mark on your neck.

3. Hot Towel

Now that you have frozen your hickey with the spoon, take a towel and soak it in hot water, rinse it and apply to the infected area. Voila! it disappears like magic, but please be careful not to burn yourself.

4. Concealer

It might not take the hickey away but it sure as hell disguises it. Make sure to use just enough to cover the hickey and make sure to blend it in. It’s a quick, less painful temporary fix.

5. Tuna

Before you laugh out loud at this suggestion, let me tell you I have used this method and it works. Every. Single. Time. Open a can and put a coating of tuna over the hickey. Leave the it on for about 10 minutes, then use a hair dryer to heat the tuna for about 5 minutes. Take a sponge and wash everything off, then watch as the hickey disappears like magic.

Hickeys are a nuisance for everyone and wearing clothing to cover it up is not always the best way to hide it. These methods will save you from marks reminding you of the night before.

Now you won’t have to tell everyone you burnt yourself with the straightener that morning.

Chantal Richards can be reached at [email protected] or @ChantieRichards on Twitter.