A “chikinini”, hickey, love bite, or kiss mark can tell a thousand stories about what kind of night you had before. One look and people would already jeer and giggle as if the person had already told them everything about his/her steamy encounter.
Although these red spots can pass off as insect bites, it’s hard to make alibis especially when they show up in the most suspect areas like the neck and chest. Or when you’re already stuttering in embarrassment.
Much like a bruise, hickeys appear when a person sucks too hard on the skin causing the dilatation of blood capillaries. The red or bluish marks will eventually disappear, but you can spare yourself the judging stares and annoying giggles by doing these simple home remedies.
Apply aloe vera on the affected areas twice a day for 10 minutes each. Do these for two days and the aloe vera’s moisturizing and healing compounds will return your skin to its flawless state.
Take the peel of a ripe banana and place the inner side on your chikinini. Do this for 10-30 minutes for the next two to three days. The banana peel cools off the skin helping it recuperate faster.
Massage your hickey with a toothbrush and see to it that you put pressure outward from the center to spread the blood clots. This will help promote blood flow in the affected areas and clear the red spots in no time. Do this for about 5-10 minutes.
Dip a cloth in warm water and place it on the red spots for five minutes. The warmth will promote better blood flow in the area that will help wash away the blood clots in the affected veins.
Put a spoon in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes and place it over the chikinini. This remedy is most effective when used immediately after acquiring the hickey as it minimizes the dilatation of the blood vessels resulting in smaller hickeys. Smaller hickeys means faster healing.