Finally your lips are clear

Cold sores are the worst. Not only do they crop up in places where the whole world can see them, but they also hurt like mad and are easily infected. A lot of people think there's nothing they can do except  wait them out and coat them in plenty of ointment with the hope that they'll disappear ASAP.

But what if you have an important date or interview that could be ruined by a cold sore? There's no need to panic! Here are eight  tricks that will make your cold sores disappear in no time at all. In just one  day, you'll be ready to face the world with a fresh pair of lips.


1. Licorice

It's not for everyone: Some swear by it, others run from the flavor in disgust, but few realize that licorice is a great way to treat a cold sore outbreak. Licorice root is rich in glycyrrhizin
. This acid prevents the spread of the virus that causes cold sores. What's the fastest-acting form of this substance? Try mixing licorice powder with water and directly applying it to your sores.

2. Peppermint oil

Peppermint oil has long been known to have antiviral properties that go beyond cleaning your airways. Try applying a small amount of peppermint oil directly on your sores three times a day. A pleasant side effect: You'll be smelling mint all day long.


3. Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil has numerous beneficial uses. It's also a great way to dry out cold sores and make them disappear in one day. Try applying a tiny bit of oil to your sores throughout the entire day. Consistent application will be most successful. You can purchase tea tree oil here

4. Milk