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Question How to hide/disguise my scar? - June 19th 2011, 05:43 PM

I used to cut myself quite alot - usually upper legs/stomach. That was 2 years ago, and since then I've done it less.

About a month ago, however, I had a bit of a breakdown and cut myself worse, on my ankle. None of my cuts have ever scarred before, but I'm sure this one will. After a month, it's still dark pink and easily visible.

It's on my ankle, about 0.5cmx2cm, just where the top of an ankle sock usually comes to, so it's hard to hide with just socks, and also, summer is approaching and I'll want to wear sandals and shorts, so I want to do something to hide it.

There's no scab left, but concealer doesn't help- if anything, it makes it more obvious.

I also moisturise it every night, but it doesn't seem to be helping.

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Re: How to hide/disguise my scar? - June 19th 2011, 05:47 PM

Well, considering it's on your ankle it could most likely be mistaken for a random injury. (i.e: you scratched your ankle on a tree branch or something). I don't think you should worry too much about trying to hide it. But maybe you could look into buying some products intended to lessen the visibility of scars. It won't make it disappear entirely, but it'll make it less noticeable


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Re: How to hide/disguise my scar? - June 19th 2011, 06:01 PM

Well, since it's your ankle, I doubt anyone would really give it a second thought. They might ask you what happened, you could say 'I fell' or something like that.

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Re: How to hide/disguise my scar? - June 20th 2011, 03:47 PM

The only thing it it's really straight, and doesn't go thinner at the ends like a natural cut would do.
And my parents would notice. They notice everything -_-
   
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Re: How to hide/disguise my scar? - June 20th 2011, 03:53 PM

You could always make an anklet or something like that. My sister and I were bored a while back and made friendship bracelets for each other, so I have mine tied around my ankle. It helps cover up some of my scars. So you could try doing something like that.


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