(Closed) Anyone know how to fade bruises quickly?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
1281 posts
Bumble bee

I don’t know how to fade them but they can be disguised pretty well using color corrector concealers if you do end up with them on the day (especially on your face). I use yellow to hide purple marks and green hides red, you just put the concealers on the areas of you that need it and then apply makeup and foundation as usual. I would practise before the day and hopefully you don’t need to use them.

Post # 3
667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I’ve used arnica on some nasty bruises and they’ve cleared up fairly quickly (as an aerialist I regularly looked like I’d fallen down the stairs!). I’d expect it to work in about a week – I applied it several times a day when I had a nasty bruise on my chin from archery. 

Post # 4
2900 posts
Sugar bee

I use helichrysum oil for bruises.

You can also try a cold compress and witch hazel.  I take bilberry supplements for my eyes and skin but have read it can help with bruise healing by stabilizing collagen, strengthening capillaries and increasing vitamin C levels.  For serious bruising, try bromelain.  Arnica can also be taken as a supplement but be careful with this one…it can irritate your stomach lining and I can attest to that LOL

Or add green leafy veggies, citrus and other colorful fruits and veggies, wild caught fish and zinc to your diet.

Post # 5
8019 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

PPs have good suggestions. Make sure you don’t have an iron deficiency which can cause you to bruise more easily. An iron supplement can help to prevent new bruising. I take mine at night to avoid stomach upset.

Post # 6
3133 posts
Sugar bee

Arnica cream or arnica gel does a great job.  

While i’ve never personally tried it, i’ve heard of people using bromelain extract for bruises.

If you’re desperate, apparentely dermatologists can do a laser treatment to help bruises heal faster. I’m sure it’s not covered by insurance and probably pricy. 

I wonder if you could use something like visine on the day of the wedding, to help reduce the appearance of any remaining bruises?

Probably also a good idea to start experimenting with concealer and color correcting palettes to help cover any fremaining bruises.  Make sure you test to see how well the color-correcting job photographs, though.  

Or maybe a bit of spray tan would help any remaining bruises blend in a bit?

Post # 8
20 posts
  • Wedding: September 2018

I was going on vacation last year and was going to be in a bathing suit all week. Aerial silks did a number on both of my legs in the same spot, I almost thought it was a blood clot the bruises were so bad! I picked this up and applied it probably three times a day and this photo is my before and after just 5 days apart. Stuff is amazing! Bruises used to always last two weeks on me if not longer without this stuff.. got it at Walgreens 



Post # 9
4723 posts
Honey bee

Arnica is great. Maybe add vitamin K.

Post # 10
1354 posts
Bumble bee

I don’t know if you take any aspirin rather than acetaminophen( tylenol) for the pain of these bites and bangs but that can also lead you to have bigger bruises as it takes longer for the blood to clot as it is an anticoagulant. 

BTW well done on working with these children. It certainly takes an amazing type of patience and commitment.

Post # 12
10284 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

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ktrv927 :  I second all of the above suggestions, and add as a cover up nothing beats Dermablend. Be sure you set it with the powder that comes with it or a loose talc even from the drug store. 

Post # 13
6239 posts
Bee Keeper

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ktrv927 :  future reference, you should be wearing protective sleeves at work.  Our teachers complain about their cuts and bruises all the time (and even bites) but never don the sleeves that were bought to help them out.  Something like this https://www.amazon.com/Resistant-Sleeves-14-Inch-Protection-Knit/dp/B079ZS34J4/ref=cm_cr_othr_d_product_top?ie=UTF8 can be useful in avoiding the damage in the first place.  Granted the brighter kiddos (in our case a rather spiteful blind child) will figure out where the sleeves end and go for that location, but it’s a start!  Do what you do, but be safe as well.

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