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I'm pretty sure all my makeup is contaminated: I used it to cake on product when my sores were in the weeping stage, so I think I should buy new.

What kind of makeup should I use that won't trigger an OB?

I need some type of natural fresh looking powder that still provides cover, as I've got red blotches all over from the sores.

Any ideas?

Edit: Thanks, guys. Good ideas.

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talesofagirl
I'm pretty sure all my makeup is contaminated: I used it to cake on product when my sores were in the weeping stage, so I think I should buy new.

What kind of makeup should I use that won't trigger an OB?

I need some type of natural fresh looking powder that still provides cover, as I've got red blotches all over from the sores.

Any ideas?

I wouldn't think that any makeup would necessarily trigger an outbreak, unless you're allergic to it. Maybe someone with oral hsv1 would be more helpful, though.

One piece of advice I'll give you, though--don't necessarily go for the "all-natural" makeup. I had a dermatologist tell me once not to "use any of that crap." And I said, "how could it cause a problem? It's all-natural." And he said, "so is grass, and pollen, and trees and lots of people are allergic to those." It turns out he'd had a lot of people in the office with allergic reactions to "all-natural" makeup.

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JBnATL

I have never heard of make up being a trigger

the virus cannot live long outside the body, so your make up is not 'contaminated'. There must be something else that is triggering your outbreaks.

Read what you can here, there is a lot of good information here. Perhaps you will learn what is really triggering your outbreaks.

Good luck!

JB

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Butterfly of the Moment

i love mineral makeup foundation powder. It is awesome. I don't see makeup being a trigger. If you are having an outbreak, apply your makeup with an applicator like a q-tip or sponge you can throw away after. I know this sounds strange, but I was having an oral outbreak and it was still fresh and swollen..Gross. But I had to go to an event with my boyfriend so I put lipstick all over my lips and on the sore to disguise the discoloration and an hour later my sore/swelling went down b/c of the lipstick or something in it. This has never happened before. I'm pissed b/c I don't remember the lipstick brand.

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