How to get rid of a hickey asap!?
July 8, 2012 12:45 PM Subscribe
Advice to get rid of a hickey STAT?
posted by roxie110 to Health & Fitness (30 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
An overzealous and obviously inept lover gave me two hickeys last night right on either side of my throat; one is nearly 3/4" high. We are decades out of the zone when that is even vaguely acceptable, so this is a real problem for me (not least because I'm supposed to be on a date with someone else in 5 hours!).
I iced them pretty much right away, and last night and this morning I've tried a few suggestions I saw online such as taking ibuprophen, twisting it with an open lipstick cap, and I'm currently attempting the combing trick, though I'm not sure if I'm doing that right. If all else fails, I'm contemplating a last-ditch visit to an upscale department store makeup counter to see if they have any special-effects wizards who have some concealer that not only conceals but stays on. I'm going out of town in a few days and really, really do not want to cancel this date tonight!
If anyone has any suggestions for quickly reducing the appearance of these stupid things, please please share them. Also: please share how long a hickey usually lasts--I have to give a presentation on Wednesday and this could be a complete disaster. I know there was a similar question 6 years ago, but I'm hoping there is some current wisdom on this topic. Thank you!!