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Trick to Prevent a Bruise

Date: September 19, 2016      Publication: Bottom Line's Household Magic      Source:  Joan Wilen & Lydia Wilen      Print:

Ouch! That’s gonna leave a mark! Here’s how to stop a bruise from forming…

As soon as you bump or bang yourself, wet the fingers of one hand and dip them in the sugar bowl. Then rigorously (but gently) massage the injured area with your sugar-coated fingers. (Don’t massage if it’s painful!) Make sure you reach the outer edges of the bruise. Your sugared fingers will promote blood circulation, reduce the scope of broken capillaries and help pre­vent a black-and-blue mark from forming.

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Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen are health investigators based in New York City who have spent decades collecting "cures from the cupboard." They are authors of Bottom Line's Treasury of Home Remedies & Natural Cures and Bottom Line's Household Magic and of the free e-letter Household Magic Daily Tips.