How To: Conceal Using Abreva Conceal Patches


So check it, you get a cold sore, acne on your lip, some sort of blemish and you don’t want to walk out of the house with it on your face. So you need a way to conceal it? Abreva had you in mind, and created a product to take care of this issue.

The Abreva Conceal Patch is a non medicated, thin piece of plastic that you cover over your cold sore and then apply concealer and makeup on top of. This protects the blemish from further irritation, and lasts up to 8 hours. Not only that but the protective barrier allows air in with MicroAir technology while keeping contaminants out. Cool huh? I have created a really brief tutorial for the best way to conceal and heal and look great!

1. Wash the affected area and pat dry. Do not apply any salves, creams or treatments to the area or the patch will not properly adhere.

2.Open the conceal package and remove the contents

3. Peel back the paper tab marked in red with the number “1” (avoid touching the sticky part underneath by holding on to the small rectangular tab).

4. Continue to hold the rectangular tab and peel back the other paper tab, marked in blue with the number “2”.

5. Place the patch over your cold sore, hold in place for about 15 seconds until it sticks.

6. Pull away the applicator tab

7. Place concealer on top of the tab, apply makeup as you normally would

8. Apply your favorite lipcolor!*

*It’s best to wear lipgloss because the patch is so shiny. I have no doubt that if these are popular enough, they will create a matte finish patch in the future.


Remember, this product is intended for cold sores. It can be used on blemishes, but that’s not it’s intended purpose.

Check out for more information about how to use this product

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Abreva Conceal is a clean, non-medicated patch for cold sores that allows air in, yet protective enough to keep contaminants out.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Abreva via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Abreva.

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Aprill Coleman is an award-winning beauty, lifestyle and wellness blogger and freelance writer based in Jackson, Mississippi.

2 thoughts on “How To: Conceal Using Abreva Conceal Patches

  1. JoJozBeauty

    Sounds like a very interesting product. However, I really wish it was medicated or one had the option.


    1. GGGarbage

      Yeah I think medicating it would be a very good idea, but I can understand the need for this kind of product, sans medication


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