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how to cover fresh cuts - July 21st 2017, 03:27 PM

I've got like fresh cuts all the way up my arm, I need to completely hide them because I'm getting new clothes and I have to try them on, I've not told anyone and I'm not going to, coz I can't trust them. I know its clean,

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Re: how to cover fresh cuts - July 21st 2017, 07:47 PM

Try using bandages or bandage tape. Clean the cuts, use ointment, and then you can use the bandages or bracelets or arm bands. Hope you can be SH free soon. Dont use makeup on fresh cuts.

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Re: how to cover fresh cuts - July 21st 2017, 08:18 PM

Sorry to hear you have self-harmed. Nothing is really good to cover fresh cuts since such wounds need air to heal - however, if you need to cover them, I'd suggest using a bandage, just as suggested above. If you feel this might raise inconvenient questions, try using a bandana instead (don't keep it on your arm for too long, though).
I've put foundation & powder on fresh cuts to cover them as much as I could, but it doesn't work too great anyway, because fresh ones are red, while make-up best covers a bit older scars.
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Re: how to cover fresh cuts - July 22nd 2017, 02:07 PM

Like others have suggested, bandages are a good way to go to keep your cuts cleaned and covered. If you can't get enough bandages or they aren't big enough, you can make some temporary ones out of folded paper towels or napkins. You can keep your cuts bandaged during the day, but try letting them get some air at night. You can clean your cuts while you're in the shower with a mild soap.

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