To get rid of a hickey, apply pressure on the affected area to break up the blood collecting underneath it. Repeat this process several times until the hickey has subsided.
- Get a small object
Find a small, round, clean object such as a pen cap or a lipstick or lip balm cover. The object should be a half-inch in diameter.
- Press the object directly on the hickey
Using the object, apply firm and steady pressure to the affected area. Be careful not to damage the skin.
- Twist the object for a half or full turn
While maintaining pressure, turn the object so the affected skin twists around it. Try to achieve a half or full turn. Again, be careful not to damage the skin.
- Hold the twisted skin in place
Hold the twisted skin in place for 10 to 20 seconds, then release.
- Repeat the twisting process
Repeat the process of applying pressure and twisting the skin for 10- to 20-second intervals lasting a total of 10 to 15 minutes. Repeat the whole process several times throughout the day. To help relieve discomfort or redness resulting from the pressure, apply a cold cloth to the affected area for 10 minutes.