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How To Hide/Conceal A Cold Sore

You can hide your cold sore using lipstick or concealer except when you have an open cold sore because it may become infected. It’s best to wait for a cold sore to become partially healed and scabbed over before hiding it. To start healing your cold sore use Blister Balm® External Analgesic Ointment.

How to Hide a Cold Sore

Tips to Hide a Cold Sore:

  • Use a concealer with a creamy texture, not a liquid. These concealers are usually sold in small jars, tubes, or compacts, and are very concentrated.
  • Only a small amount of a heavy concealer is needed — a little goes a very long way.
  • If you have a lot of redness, you may benefit from using concealer in two different shades: a yellow-based concealer to neutralize redness and a concealer that matches your skin tone.
  • Dab on the yellow concealer using a disposable makeup sponge. Start with a very small amount and build it up, if necessary, to avoid cakiness.
  • After the yellow concealer is applied, top it with a very light dusting of finishing powder. Pat it on lightly to avoid disturbing the concealer.
  • Next, gently dab on the concealer color that matches your skin tone and use a stipple motion to blend.
  • Apply another light dusting of finishing powder to set.

For a detailed tutorial on how to hide a cold core with concealer and lipstick click here.

Disposable makeup sponges minimize the risk of spreading cold sores.

Bonus tip from Cosmopolitan.com:

"I would advise using disposable applicators to minimize the risk of spreading the virus. Small makeup sponges will help achieve a better finish than cotton buds as the scab, plus moisture on the skin can encourage little bits of cotton to stick."

Source:
https://www.everydayhealth.com/skin-and-beauty/how-to-hide-a-cold-sore.aspx