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How to speed up healing bruises
While it may not work miraculously overnight, bruises do heal a lot (for me, usually twice as fast) when you dab a cotton ball with vinegar on your bruise and do this every night until it heals.

Posted by Paige of Vacant Chaos Published
  • Step 1

    Yes, I know it reeks. But seriously, soak the cotton ball, tissue, whatever, with a little bit of white vinegar.

  • Step 2

    Apply soaked, stinky goodness to bruise and either let it sit or dab it, as long as the bruise ends up good and soaked.

  • Step 3

    Repeat this every night until the bruise goes away.

    This works great on little bruises that you want to go away faster (yes, hickeys are technically bruises and yes, this works VERY well on them) but it is less successful on larger bruises and I wouldn't recommend it for black eyes (stingy!!)

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Cyanide Sweetheart
Cyanide Sweetheart · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 23 projects
Vinegar is the ultimate home remedy. In my house we used it for bug bites and all sorts of other things.
Taylor Rea
Taylor Rea · 9 projects
Woohoo! I am SO clumsy and always have a bruise somewhere on my body! I believe i have around 7 on me right now Happy ... so excited to find this new idea to try!
Pinky T.
Pinky T. · Spring Hill, Florida, US · 7 projects
A cold spoon works too, as well as brushing the bruise with a soft bristle brush or toothbrush.
Craftie Auntie
Craftie Auntie · Medford, Oregon, US · 55 projects
I've always used Arnica in the past for bruises but I will have to give this a try seeing as how I am highly accident prone

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