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How To Prevent Cold Sores

Watch more Skin Care 101 videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to prevent cold sores by following these simple steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Wash hands Wash your hands frequently with antibacterial soap. Step 2: Avoid cold sores Stay away from anyone who has a cold sore. Avoid kissing or skin contact. Step 3: Avoid sharing personal items Avoid sharing personal items -- drinking cups, utensils, razors, and towels can spread the virus. Step 4: Apply lip balm Apply lip balm with sunscreen. Overexposure to the sun can cause dry lips, making your body prone to the virus. Tip Use at least an SPF 15 lip balm. Step 5: Exercise and eat a healthy diet Exercise daily and eat well to keep your immune system strong. The stronger your immune system, the better your body will defend against the virus. Did You Know? Did you know? By age 50, 80 to 90 percent of people will have the herpes virus that causes cold sores.
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