10 tricks to get rid of love bites

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Here are few tips to get rid of love bites

  • Ice packs on your love bite
  • Heat on your love bite
  • Apply aloe Vera to the love bite
  • Rubbing the love bite with a toothbrush
  • Rubbing Alcohol

A love bite(Hickey) is also known as kiss mark. Love bite is actually a kind of bruise. Love bites are the result of kissing or sucking the skin. A love bite can last more than a week, but if you treat the wound it may speed up the healing process. Here are few ways to get rid of love bites.

Although highly recognizable love bites may not cause any pain, and it might hold different meanings for different people. To some they are something to be proud of, and a sign of love which to other they are often not desired and need to be hidden or removed.

So, here are 10 treatment method that can help you to get rid of those love bites.

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Ice packs on your love bite

Placing an ice pack on the love bites as soon as possible can help to constrict blood vessels and reduce swelling. This may make the mark less noticeable. Wrap the ice pack in clean cloth. You can also place a cool spoon on the love bite, but be sure to not rub it into your skin. Leave the ice on the love bite for up to 20minutes at time. Make sure to wait for an hour or two after applying ice to apply it again. Apply ice several times a day.

Heat on your love bite

If your love bite is swollen after two days, you may want to apply a warm compress to the area. This helps to open up blood vessels and increase blood flow. Apply heat for up to 20minutes at a time.

Apply aloe Vera to the love bite

Aloe Vera is a natural moisturizer it may help to promote the healing of a love bite. Try smoothing a thick layer of Aloe Vera into your love bite. Leave it on for about 10minutes. Then wipe away the Aloe Vera with a tissue. Do this twice a day.

Rubbing the love bite with a toothbrush

A new toothbrush is preferred for this method. Brush the love bite and the area around it using a stiff-bristled toothbrush. Brushing the affected area helps to stimulate blood circulation wait for about 15minutes to see the results. Repeat the procedure if necessary.

Rubbing Alcohol

Rubbing alcohol works on the love bite, if it has only been around for a few hours. It is seen as the fastest way to get rid of a love bite.


Oranges are a good source of vitamin C. Visit C has bleaching properties that can help clear love bite as soon as possible. Drink fresh orange juice as soon as you notice a love bite. You can also prepare, and apply an orange pack directly on the affected area. The use of oranges can help you remove a love bite quickly.

Follow these few tips to get rid of it
Follow these few tips to get rid of it


Banana peels have soothing and cooling properties that will help to minimize your love bite fast. Cut a fresh piece of banana peel from a ripe banana. The peel you cut should be roughly the same size as your love bite. Place the inside of the banana peel on the love bite and leave it there for 10 to 20 minutes. If you do these either two or three times a day the size of your love bite will reduce.

Vitamin K

Apply a lotion or cream rick in the vitamin K to the love bite 2 or 3 times a day until the bruise gets vanished.


The effect of peppermint can help improve blood circulation, and hence it is very useful in treating love bite. Apply peppermint oil gently on the affected skin area there will be a tingling sensation but it will quickly go away.

Makeup tricks

Another best tool to hide the love bite is by using makeup tricks. The green tinted concealer is the best as it negates the red tones of the skin. Apply a foundation that’s little lighter than your skin tone directly on the love bite and around it. The reason is to make it looks like an even tone and not an attempt to hide the love bite.

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