By Tia Cristy
Problem: Hey Tia. Sometimes in the heat of the moment my boyfriend will leave hickies on my neck. I work in an office and I don’t want to look…you know. I use make up to cover it up but, you can still see them. What can I do to cover it up?
Tip from Tia: There is noting wrong with having extravagant passion for one another. Celebrate it. But, I totally understand that you don’t want to advertise your sex life, on your neck. Well, it’s better to get rid of the hickies or passion marks as I like to call them, then just covering them up. Hickies are bruising of the skin, where it has been sucked. The capillaries have broken and rush towards the layers of skin. Now, those capillaries are trapped, and since it is not a sever injury, you can break them away from their cluster, that is giving a bruised appearance and make the blood flow natural, around the area again. (If it was an injury that cause bruising I wouldn’t recommend trying to get rid of a bruise, you could possibly just hurt yourself further)
So, an easy enough tip to remove the hickey is, grab a lipstick cap or a small bottle cap with smooth edges. Place the hollow end to the skin, and twist the cap into the bruised skin repeatedly, around the whole area. It may feel tender while doing it, but you don’t want to hurt yourself. The area will be red when you’re done.
Apply make up to cover the area, if the foundation alone isn’t covering add a little bit of cornstarch to the foundation to thicken it up and apply. The hickey should reduce in color within a few hours to a day, repeat process if necessary.
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