Herpes literally translates from Greek as "creeping". He really "creeps out" on the face at the slightest failure of immunity, a cold. The main discomfort from herpes is a spoiled appearance due to the rash of bubbles on the skin and mucous membranes. How to hide herpes on the lips if it does appear?
To avoid masking herpes, try to prevent skin breakouts. This is quite possible if, within 24 hours after the first symptoms (tingling, itching, redness) appear, apply a thick layer of Zovirax, Acyclovir or Panciclovir cream to the painful area. The cream can be bought over the counter without a prescription. Apply it at least 5 times a day every 4-5 hours.
Dermatologists advise to cauterize herpes vesicles with fucorcin or brilliant green. You can also use colorless salicylic alcohol or "Castellani". You will have to burn it until a crust appears. If the wound is not cauterized before applying decorative cosmetics, there is a possibility of infection of the ulcer.
An unpleasant "guest" in the form of herpes on the face can be camouflaged, but only if the inflammation appears on the lips. If sores and bubbles appear on the cheeks, dermatologists do not advise covering them with foundation and powder. Blistering herpes on the cheeks will go away faster if it is lubricated only with dermatological preparations prescribed by a doctor.
A sore on the lips can be easily hidden with lipstick. Lipstick should not be greasy and nutritious. Also, do not wear dark, rich lipstick - this will only make the sore more visible. On the other hand, light, almost flesh-colored tones can help mask herpes.
If part of the sore extends beyond the lip, use a foundation. First, apply a moisturizing non-greasy cream to the sore, then a foundation, which, by the way, will have to be applied to the whole face, otherwise the herpes will become more visible. Use a fat-free foundation. Do not rub it in, but lightly smear it with a brush so as not to peel off the hardened crust. From above, the sore can be powdered.