Bruises are a totally normal part of life. Maybe you regularly get “attacked” by doorframes, desks, or other inanimate (but totally in your way) objects. It’s still understandable if you don’t want to walk around with a massive black and blue mark on your knee reminding you of that time you wiped out on the treadmill.

While you can usually cover up a bruise with makeup or strategic outfits, getting it gone ASAP is really the end goal. But is it even possible to get rid of a bruise faster? Maybe—but there are no guarantees.