How to Create a Skin Care Routine + $100 VISA Gift Card Giveaway!
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I’m excited to share with you a post today that’s all about staying confident even when you’re battling a cold sore.  If you suffer from cold sores like I do, you know it isn’t easy to feel confident when you get one.  With the first sign of a cold sore coming on, I reach for Abreva® to get rid of it fast.  Then I follow the following simple tips to help keep my confidence high!
It never fails.  I get busy, then I get stressed out about being busy, and then I get a cold sore.  From the first tingle, I get paranoid thinking it's all anyone can see because it's all I can feel. While I wait for Abreva® Cream to heal my blemish, I stick to my skin care routine so my skin looks amazing, which gives me the confidence to face the world.  
At the first sign of a tingle, I grab the Abreva® Cream because it can heal cold sores in as few as 2.5 days!
Here are my secrets for looking confident, even when I feel anything but confident.

Be sure to enter the $100 VISA gift card giveaway at the end of the post!

If I have one blemish on my face, I don't want another one to pop up while my cold sore heals.  I spend more time taking care of my skin, and that really helps me feel better about myself.  Here's how to establish a good skin care routine, no matter what your skin type.

How to Create a Skin Care Routine

Always wash your hands before you wash your face.  Select a facial cleanser that's made for your skin type, and do not use hand or body soap on your face because it can be too harsh.  If you have oily skin, look for an oil-free cleanser.  If you have dry skin, you might want to try a moisturizing facial cleanser.

After you wash your face, use a toner to dissolve any remaining dirt or oil.  Toners also soften and smooth your skin.

If you use an eye or face serum, now is the time to apply it.  Serums get deeper in to the skin than moisturizers can.  You can use one for your eyes, one for your face, or use both products where directed.

Finish with a moisturizer for your skin type.  This is applied over the serum, but the serum should have time to dry before you apply the moisturizer.  You can also add a separate eye moisturizer if desired.

You should follow this routine each morning and evening.  Once a week, you can exfoliate your skin as long as you aren't using a cleanser that exfoliates every day.  If you do exfoliate, you should do it after cleansing and before using a toner.

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*Median healing time 4.1 days. 25% of users healed in 2.5 days.
**Among Over-the-counter products.
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a goat. She loves coffee, Gilmore Girls, her chihuahua, and her kids, but not in that order.