At the first sign of a cold sore, dip a cotton tip in some acetone based nail polish remover and apply directly to your cold sore.
Apply every hour and make sure to use a new cotton tip each time you dip it in the nail polish remover to avoid contamination. The key here is starting this process as early as possible.
Try not to lick your lips or get it wet – cold sores thrive on the moisture. It will sting (a lot!) when you are applying the nail polish remover, but it is the fastest and most effective way of getting rid of it.
Slap on a some cold sore cream after the nail polish remover for added protection. Your cold sore should be long gone within 24 hours.
Love Kirst xo