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Covering up scars/old cuts - March 24th 2015, 08:46 PM

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Hey! I haven't SHed in a long time but I still have purple scars and faded cuts on my ankles to about 3/4 of the way up my thigh. I am going to the beach on friday and I don't really want to have to wear a pair of jeans. So, I was wondering if anyone has any advice on covering up my scars/cuts. I have tried cocoa butter, moisturisers and make-up but non seem to work and none of them are water proof. If there are any very cheap water proof cosmetics that you know of I could probably get hold of it if it is stocked in the UK.

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Re: Covering up scars/old cuts - March 24th 2015, 09:10 PM


I'm really proud of you for not self-harming for a long time I think that, if you are comfortable, you should tell someone about it. Whether that's a sibling, parent, or an other relative. That's only if you are comfortable though Maybe you could try and find a pants version of a swim suit..? If that makes sense. I dunno if you have those where you are I hope you find something!

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Re: Covering up scars/old cuts - March 24th 2015, 09:32 PM


I'm glad to hear that you haven't self-harmed for a long time! I understand why you don't want to wear jeans to the beach. Do you have any leggings? You might be able to wear those. Even though they're long, they are usually light weight so those might help. You can also apply makeup and then put on some panty hose as that could help. You can take a look at this article, too.

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