This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx on behalf of Campho Phenique®.
Tips and Cold Sore Remedies with Campho Phenique
Who else is looking forward to the holiday season? The crisp morning air, cold starry nights, leaves changing colors, first snow, holiday decorations, cozy blankets, scented candles, and the crackling of the fire – there are a lot of things to love about this time of year. And even though 2020 has taken a toll on all of us, mentally and physically, I feel like we can still find new ways to relax and unwind and enjoy the festivities. Do you know what I’m not looking forward to, though? Cold sores, which for me always seem to be triggered by the arrival of cold weather.
If you ever dealt with cold sores, you know those little buggers can appear seemingly overnight – one day you’re fine, and the next morning you wake up with painful, itchy bumps. That’s why having a product that can help relieve those symptoms and promote healing is pretty much a must in my medicine cabinet. Currently, I’m using Campho Phenique Cold Sore Treatment, which was actually recommended to me by a friend way before I decided to share my experience in this sponsored post – what a coincidence!
Campho Phenique Cold Sore Treatment comes in the form of a translucent, clear gel that quickly absorbs into the skin while moisturizing the surrounding area. I love that it’s pretty much invisible – there’s no greasy residue, and my skin looks like there’s nothing on it! Campho Phenique taps into the benefits of two active ingredients – camphor and phenol – and they’re both used in maximum concentration to provide relief. Once applied, the gel acts as a topical painkiller and an antiseptic to help quickly reduce pain and help prevent reinfection. It lightly numbs the area so the spot feels less itchy, too.
Additional tips you might find helpful when dealing with cold sores this year:
- Cold sore medicine seems to work best when applied on clean, dry skin. I always make sure the area has no other skincare or makeup products before application.
- If you wear a reusable mask, try to wash it every single day to reduce the chance of reactivation. I wash mine with antibacterial soap and hang to dry overnight.
- Resist the urge to touch the affected area – this will only make things worse.
- If you have to apply lip balm or lipstick, use a clean spatula or a cotton swab, scoop or shave off the necessary amount, and apply on the lips, dabbing on with a clean finger if necessary. Never double-dip! Be sure to wash your hands and sanitize the spatula with soap or hand sanitizer after every use. This may sound excessive, but you don’t want to contaminate the entire stick of lip balm.
I hope this post was helpful and all of you are staying safe and healthy. And if by any chance you happen to be dealing with cold sores – give Campho Phenique a try! Bonus: grab a coupon on their website to save $1.50 on your next purchase. Use as directed.
Campho Phenique is available online and at your favorite local retailers.