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Question Fading Scars - July 6th 2015, 06:13 AM

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I'm one year clean, and yet I still have faded scars up and down my wrist. Every time I am really cold or warmed up (for example, if I run lots), they suddenly turn very clear and obvious. Does anyone know of a way to make them disappear? Thank you
   
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Re: Fading Scars - July 6th 2015, 11:38 AM

Hey there,

Firstly, I think it's AMAZING that you've been free of self-harm for an entire year and I'm so proud of you. Your scars are more noticeable when you run because your heart is pumping blood quicker around your body giving your skin it's regular, healthy colour, whereas your scars are lighter than that because they replace your skin with a natural protein in your body called collagen fibers, the same goes for when you're cold because your skin is paler in comparison to the scars. This is normal for everyone and you shouldn't be worried about it.

Scars are a touchy subject and I can see why you are worried about them as they usually can vary in severity for different people. Aside from natural remedies, the two best ways to hide the appearance of scars is bio-oil and adding more Vitamin E into your diet.

Bio-oil is just a substance that you apply to your skin a few times a day and it is made up of a variety of different things to help heal your skin, this is most commonly used for scars and stretchmarks. I had a lot of success using bio-oil a few years ago when my scars were quite dark and noticeable, I can still see them now, but people have to actually know what they are looking for to be able to notice them on me. Bio-oil is quite a normal thing for people to use, so you should have no problem finding some in your local pharmacy.

Adding Vitamin E into your diet is another way to help reduce the visibility of scars however I can't say that I have tried this personally. The theory behind this is that vitamin E is the nutrient that encourages the body's natural healing and therefore adding more of it into your regular diet should then help your body recover quicker. Good examples of foods rich in vitamin E would be things like peanut butter, almonds, sunflower seeds, olives and other wholegrain foods.

I hope this has helped a little and if you want to talk more about this you can feel free to send me a message on here.

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