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How to reduce the appearance of scars - July 8th 2011, 09:56 PM

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Despite one minor slip, I will be two years SH free in December.

But I've got terrible scars & even though no one mentions them, I know they're there. Someone told me bio oil helps, but that's expensive :s I really want to make them somehow go away or just fade.

I'm applying for university and hopefully will be starting in sept 2012. I actually want to be a PE teacher, but I'm just worried if anyone sees the scars..

Any tips on how to reduce them?

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Re: How to reduce the appearance of scars - July 8th 2011, 10:13 PM

Bio oil is expensive but it is worth it. I have used bio oil in the past and it helped loads. There's other things similar though. Such as rescue oil. Vitamin E capsules - these work by opening the capsule and applying it directly onto the scar and rubbing it in. Cocoa butter. (palmers is probably the best). Sun works well, just in your garden on your sun lounger. Vitamin D helps the appearance of scars. There is also Palmers rescue oil (which is like bio oil its about 9.56 but works like bio oil). I currently use the Palmers cocoa butter. It works really well and smells nice to. And it is only about 3.45 for a bottle.



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Re: How to reduce the appearance of scars - July 8th 2011, 10:23 PM

I disagree with the sun part. I find that for me, the sun makes my skin tan but leaves the scars extremely noticeable. I'm sure this depends on the type of scars though.



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Re: How to reduce the appearance of scars - July 8th 2011, 11:49 PM

I would have to say that the sun also makes my scars more visable because though my skin is getting tanner it seems the scars just get like pinker or more noticeable. Again I guess it depends on the scar.
   
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