The thick, gelatinous pulp inside an aloe vera leaf may reduce skin swelling, and pain. Apply a thin layer of the pulp directly to the bruise two times per day. If the pulp causes irritation or your skin seems sensitive to it, stop using it.
This essential oil, whose main component is menthol, may help stimulate blood flow where it’s applied, which could speed up bruise healing.But peppermint oil can also irritate skin. You’ll need to dilute it with a carrier oil. A ratio of 1 or 2 drops peppermint oil to 15 drops of carrier oil, such as jojoba or almond oil, is recommended.
You can apply the peel directly to your hickey, and it may help reduce signs of bruising and irritation. Leave the peel in place for up to 30 minutes, or until the banana peel turns brown. You can do this two to three times per day, but stop using it if your skin becomes irritated.
Vitamin C may be best known for its ability to boost the immune system, but it also plays a vital role in the production of collagen, a protein that helps skin stay strong and gives it its elasticity. Applying a vitamin C cream directly to the bruise may also speed up skin healing and eliminate the bruise quickly.