Curing a black-eye

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    Nov 11, 2010 9:45 PM GMT
    So I was doing some extreme sports in a land far away from New York and landed a bruised eye (black-eye/shiner). It's been a week and I don't know how to hide it. Any suggestions for curing it or hiding it? By the way, it does not hurt at all.
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    Nov 11, 2010 11:16 PM GMT
    Wear it with pride! icon_cool.gif

    Usually a black eye just makes for a good story, and unless you get them frequently, people are often more curious than anything.
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    Nov 11, 2010 11:21 PM GMT
    Time will heal. They say topical Vitamin K or Arnica will help.

    I've had success with Arnica (works well too for those mysterious marks on neck too).

    I had the biggest two black eyes this summer from my job (psychotic kid hit me with a glass candle holder)

    Regardless, my makeup expertise can hide anything even my own identity. So, email me if you'd like know about some concealers.
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    Nov 12, 2010 2:39 AM GMT
    averagejoe saidWear it with pride! icon_cool.gif
    Usually a black eye just makes for a good story, and unless you get them frequently, people are often more curious than anything.

    Damn you beat me to it.

    I once got a black eye when I fell off my bed and hit my guitar amp- everyone at school thought my dad punched me because I'm gay. icon_lol.gif They wouldn't believe the truth.
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    Nov 12, 2010 2:39 AM GMT
    Black eyes, as with any other bruise, occur when blood vessels under the skin burst and blood gets trapped in your epidermis. The best way to get them to disappear is to help that blood reabsorb. You can do that by using a hot/warm compress, letting hot water pour over it in showers, etc.
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    Nov 12, 2010 3:00 AM GMT
    I had a real bad black eye when I was kid because I was hit in the eye with a fastball. I had to go to a specialist. The funny part is that even though there was a playground full of witnesses, my school made me go to see a counselor who was asking me all types of questions about my parents. They thought I was getting beat at home or something!! icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Nov 12, 2010 4:54 AM GMT
    Just say the other guy went to the hospital.
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    Nov 12, 2010 5:13 AM GMT
    averagejoe saidWear it with pride! icon_cool.gif


    YUPS icon_cool.gif
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    Nov 12, 2010 5:01 PM GMT
    Thanks guys! I thought I should hide it but instead, I will show it off and let everyone know the "other" guy is in intensive care. In the meantime, I will pour hot water on the affected area. icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 12, 2010 5:06 PM GMT
    put a metal spoon in the freezer for about 3 hrs so it is really cold, then take it out, and gently with the convex side press on the black eye, it will hurt but you'll get the blood clots moving and the black eye will subside :-D
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    Nov 19, 2010 11:05 AM GMT
    It's going to take some time to recoup and recover. You can go the make-up route also to diminish the appearance. It's the best time of year since temperatures are down and you don't have to worry about sweating it off. icon_smile.gif

    Hope you find a solution
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    Nov 19, 2010 11:11 AM GMT
    Girls dig it, man.