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Without fail, cold sores seem to pop up at the worst times—like before an important interview or a wedding where you’ll be in everyone’s photos. But even if a cold sore has you feeling less than fabulous, you can still face the world with confidence. Here’s how:


To conceal or not to conceal? The quick answer is yes and no. While it’s usually OK to use lipstick or concealer to cover up a cold sore, there is one exception depending on the stage of your cold sore. You should probably skip covering it up if you have an open cold sore because that could cause it to get infected. It’s best to wait for a cold sore to become partially healed and scabbed over before trying to cover it up. One of the best ways to help get rid of a cold sore faster* is using Abreva Cream as soon as you feel the tingle of a cold sore coming on.

After you’ve done that, here are some steps you can take to help hide cold sores—so you can look and feel your best while your cold sore is in the healing stage.

Brush having Abreva cream
Women having cream on her face
Women cleaning her face
Women caring her lips

Now that you have these helpful tips on how to hide a cold sore, you’ll be able to conquer the day the next time a cold sore pops up. Share this with any of your friends who may be prone to cold sores, too.