Stay cold sore free this summer!

Nothing will ruin your summer plans faster than waking up with a cold sore. Surprisingly, cold sore outbreaks during the summer seasons are a lot more common than we think.  Here are a few reason why the sun might be responsible for your next cold sore (and tips to stay cold sore free!)
    1. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation: The sun emits ultraviolet radiation, which can be harmful to the skin. UV rays can weaken the skin's defenses and damage the cells, making them more susceptible to viral infections like cold sores.

    2. Suppression of the immune system: Too much sun exposure can suppress the immune system, making it less effective at controlling viral infections. The immune system plays a crucial role in keeping cold sores in a dormant state. 

    3. Dry and chapped lips: Dry and chapped lips are more common during the summer due to factors like increased heat, sun exposure, and dehydration. Cracked or damaged lips provide an entry point for the cold sore virus, making it easier for cold sores to develop.


It's important to note that not everyone with a history of cold sores will experience outbreaks triggered by sunlight. Each individual's triggers can vary, and sunlight sensitivity may affect some individuals more than others. If you find that sunlight consistently triggers your cold sore outbreaks, it's advisable to take preventive measures such as using lip balm or lipstick with sun protection, wearing hats and sunglasses to shield your face, stay hydrated, and avoiding prolonged sun exposure, especially during peak hours.

 Cold Sore Shield's is a combination of powerful nutrients combined with L-Lysine that work with the body’s immune system to support its daily defense of outbreaks*  Take daily (for best results) or start taking a few weeks before your head out for the weekend!*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.