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Facts About Hickeys You Must Know

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Hickeys are one of those things that you probably have to deal with if you’re in a relationship. Whether you see them as a badge of honor or an embarrassing mark you wish would disappear, once you get one, you’re sort of stuck with it. Here are some things about hickeys you probably didn’t know.

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Hickeys are actually just bruises, either purposefully inflicted or not. When you put too much pressure on the skin, the blood vessels beneath, burst. This causes the discoloration that some have associated with a hickey but it’s actually no different than if you bumped into a door.

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While there’s very little that you can do to alleviate a hickey, applying ice to the blemish will prevent it from swelling so at least it won’t be as noticeable when you leave the house. However, much like a bruise, you essentially have to just wait it out.

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Never fear, however, as there are ways to cover up a hickey in case you want to hide them. Makeup such as concealer is a good way to keep your bruises unseen but you can also use clothing such as scarves or turtlenecks to keep them hidden.

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While there’s very little that you can do to alleviate a hickey, applying ice to the blemish will prevent it from swelling so at least it won’t be as noticeable when you leave the house. However, much like a bruise, you essentially have to just wait it out.

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Never fear, however, as there are ways to cover up a hickey in case you want to hide them. Makeup such as concealer is a good way to keep your bruises unseen but you can also use clothing such as scarves or turtlenecks to keep them hidden.

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