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Trigger-Free Summer Vacation Planning
Trigger-Free Summer Vacation Planning

Trigger-Free Summer Vacation Planning

Summer getaways are all about unwinding, soaking up the sun, and getting some much-needed rest and relaxation. But planning and preparing for your trip can be stressful. Combine that with the harmful effects of the summer sun, and a cold sore breakout could be right around the corner.1

To help you stay stress- and breakout-free, we’ve put together a list of helpful tasks to check off your list before you take for your summer getaway. That way, you can focus on getting excited about your time away instead of stressing out about it—and triggering a cold sore.

Keeping your confidence

Block A Cold Sore Breakout

Soaking up the sun is good for the soul. But too much sunlight can damage your skin, too. Did you know that sun exposure can also trigger a cold sore? The same harmful UV rays that affect your skin can also reactivate the cold sore virus. That’s because too much UV radiation from the sun takes a toll on the immune system, slowing down your body’s ability to fight off infections like the cold sore virus—which can trigger a breakout. So, whether you’re planning to hit the beach, go for a hike, or just walk around, be sure to pack sunscreen and a lip balm with SPF so you don't get a cold sore from the sun. Of course, covering up always helps as well. So, find a hat that you like and wear it often. You’ll be stylish and proactive.

How to cover a blemish

App Up

Before setting off, research any apps you might need during your trip. Anything that would be helpful for your destination, like dining, travel, or activity-specific apps. Then, download them in advance at home on your Wi-Fi—for free.

Stress-free confidence

Take Info Photos

Don’t let the stress of organizing all the information you’ll need for your trip ruin your vibe. After all, stress wears down your immune system, giving that dormant cold sore a chance to launch a sneak attack. To make things easier, take photos of the information you’ll need and store them on your phone. That way you can easily access information for flights, hotels, restaurants, or directions—without stressing out.

Staying confident

Plan And Let Go

Time away is meant to be relaxing and recharging. So, don’t get bogged down by planning every detail of your trip, or trying to fit everything in. Leave some room for spontaneity and adventure. Of course, you should plan the important logistical stuff, like accommodations and travel arrangements. But let your curiosity and sense of adventure take over for other things like restaurants, events, and activities.

 

These are just some smart simple measures you can take to ensure a smooth, stress-free summer vacation—without a cold sore getting in the way. And if you do happen to feel a cold sore coming on, act on it, because Abreva can help you go from tingle to healed in as few as 2.5 days.*

These are just some smart simple measures you can take to ensure a smooth, stress-free summer vacation—without a cold sore getting in the way. And if you do happen to feel a cold sore coming on,
These are just some smart simple measures you can take to ensure a smooth, stress-free summer vacation—without a cold sore getting in the way. And if you do happen to feel a cold sore coming on,
These are just some smart simple measures you can take to ensure a smooth, stress-free summer vacation—without a cold sore getting in the way. And if you do happen to feel a cold sore coming on,
These are just some smart simple measures you can take to ensure a smooth, stress-free summer vacation—without a cold sore getting in the way. And if you do happen to feel a cold sore coming on,