Oh, young love. It's full of cute texts, sneaking out of the house, and maybe even a few ghastly hickeys.
But, if you want to get rid of a hickey before your parents, coworkers, or anyone else sees, this viral TikTok tutorial is exactly what you need. In the video, user @mads.larocque shares a story about how her boyfriend left a rather large hickey on her neck. So, to get rid of it, she grabbed a metal whisk and whipped her skin into shape.
"You want to know what I did?" she asked. "You're going to take a metal whisk and you're going to whisk your neck like some freakin' Sunday morning eggs. OK? You're going to whisk it [for] five minutes. That's all it took!"
The before and after speaks for itself:
After her video reached 9.5 million views, TikToker Spencer tried the hack for himself, and his video garnered over 30 million views in the process.
After watching both videos, we had to see if this tutorial was really worth the hype. So, BuzzFeed spoke to Dr. Vicki Chan, who regularly posts medical facts and shares behind-the-scenes glimpses into life as a doctor on TikTok.
When breaking down the science behind why whisking helps remove hickeys, Dr. Chan said, "A hickey is a bruise, which is just old blood under the skin. So...by 'whisking' it, you are kinda breaking up and spreading the blood around. You can't make the blood go away completely, but it'll look less pronounced."