A cold sore is often an inconvenient sore which is visible in most obvious places. It is a sore that appears near the mouth, the nose or on the lips. These sores ooze and hurt but eventually heal. The scabs take longer to go. These sores make people extremely conscious.
The trick to treating cold sores is to keep the area clean, apply salves to dry out the sores and not pick at the scabs. The last step is usually the hardest to do. Let's look at some tips to hide cold sore.
When you are trying to hide a cold sore, do bear in the mind that ideally the sore should be healed. The best way to hide a cold sore is with makeup. If it is a fresh sore, you are going to aggravate it by trying to hide it with makeup.
If the sore is bothering you in terms of being itchy or pulling at skin, use some over-the-counter gels like Abreva before you start applying foundation. If you try and remove the scab, you will get a bigger sore in its place. You can try an ice pack to relieve the itch. Home remedies like peppermint oil, lemon balm or lavender oil can also sooth the itch and irritation.
Though sores can be unsightly, most doctors say that you should avoid using makeup to cover the sores. The virus causing cold sores tends to stay dormant or latent in the body. Every eruption should be allowed to heal completely so that the flare up does not occur because you tried to hide a sore with makeup.