Lamm suggests a few remedies:
— Applying ice to the injured area right after impact may minimize or even prevent bruising. This is because it helps constrict the blood vessels, giving the platelets more time to react and clog the vessel, lessening the amount of blood that's able to flow out of the damaged area.
— If you have a large bruise, try cold compresses for 10 minutes, followed by warm compresses for 2 minutes.
— Keeping an injury elevated above your heart can also reduce the size of your bruise.
— And keeping your body healthy with a balanced diet and lifestyle wouldn't hurt either.