Hickeys can be lightened by gently massaging toothpaste onto the bruise. Any brand of toothpaste should work, but mint is considered more effective.
- Apply the toothpaste to the affected area
Apply the toothpaste as soon as possible for best results, and lightly massage it onto the skin.
- Remove the toothpaste
Leave the toothpaste on the mark for several minutes only if you have sensitive skin, then gently remove it with a cloth that has been soaked in warm water.
- Leave toothpaste overnight
If sensitive skin is not a problem, the toothpaste may be left on overnight and wiped away in the morning.
- Wait a day
If the hickey is still visible after the toothpaste treatment, wait a day before trying the remedy again, because toothpaste can damage your skin if used excessively.