Normally bruises disappear little by little, but they can be painful and are not properly aesthetic, so massaging the area gently with an anti-inflammatory ointment such as arnica, can help to eliminate it faster.
Some tricks that you can use to remove them are very simple and you can do them without the need for many ingredients.
A quick way to remove bruises from the skin is to place an ice cube on the bruise after it appears. The ice will decrease the blood supply to the area, reducing the hematoma. See in what other situations a cold pack should be used.
You should apply the ice in circular motions. If the cold causes pain, wrap the bucket in a clean, thin cloth. You should put the ice on for 3 to 5 minutes and then wait 1 hour to repeat the procedure.
2. Warm compresses
To remove bruises that are older than 24 hours, you can apply warm water compresses, as they increase local blood circulation and help remove the clots formed. To do this, you must wet a cloth with warm water and then apply it to the affected area, leaving it to act for approximately 20 minutes. After 1 hour the procedure should be repeated.
There are also bags or compresses that can be placed in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes, that can be placed on the skin and have the same effect, they can be bought in pharmacies and supermarkets.
3. Ointments for bruises
In addition to arnica ointment, ointments based on Heparin sodium, such as: hirox or traumeel, are excellent options to remove the accumulation of blood from the skin, fighting the symptoms quickly. Another widely used ointment to remove red spots on the skin is Hirudoid, which can be bought in pharmacies.
Homemade ointment options can also be applied, such as natural aloe gel and arnica cream, since both have anti-inflammatory and healing action, helping to eliminate bruises on the skin. Learn more about the properties of arnica.
Bruises can also arise as a result of a coagulation disease, so depending on its extension and its severity, medical help should be sought, because it can indicate serious bleeding.