How to Fade a Bruise by Friday Night

by Maria Rendina
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Considering I’m a dancer of 16 years (with an emphasis in ballet, might I add), you would think even the slightest bit of grace would wear off on me. But that couldn’t be any less accurate. It really is the strangest concept that someone can have so much technical control of their body but unwillingly run into absolutely every barrier in their path.

Truthfully speaking, no one plans to get hurt. Injuries often occur when we aren’t paying attention, and I will be the first to admit that I can be a total klutz. From tripping up the stairs to stumbling over my own ankles, I fall culprit to bruises. Sometimes I don’t even remember how I got them—even the slightest bump can cause those pesky little close-to-the-surface blood vessels to break and burst into black-and-blue tones. In my younger years, this never bothered me, but as I’ve aged, I’ve found myself on the hunt for all-natural remedies—particularly, in this case, something to amp up the healing process. Below, we have the lowdown on five magical cures to lighten up those unwanted bruises in a timely manner.

What are your bruise remedies? Let us know below!

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