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How can I cover scars on my arms? Starting a new school next year y'see. - August 1st 2011, 05:31 PM

So yeah, I'm going to a different school next year. I haven't cut in ages and I don't think I ever will again - I have the odd relapse of feelings but I've learnt to just grin and bear it until it passes.

How can I cover up scars on my lower left arm? My mum (who does know btw) is taking me clothes shopping so I can get an entire new wardrobe for the next year and I want to be able to wear short sleeves as well as long sleeves. Or be able to take jackets off, and so on. I don't want people to see my scars at all as I'm seeing this a fresh start and judgmental people are the last thing I need!

So yeah, how can I hide them? What products/methods can I use? And so on. Thanks in advance.
   
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Re: How can I cover scars on my arms? Starting a new school next year y'see. - August 1st 2011, 05:45 PM

Hey there.

It's really great things are looking positive for you. I'm glad you're feeling better.

Simple things such as moisturiser can help scars fade. Especially Palmers due to the Vitamin E in it. I'd suggest you use a product called bio-oil as well to help the scars fade. You can also try using make up to cover the scars. You can buy special make up for it

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Re: How can I cover scars on my arms? Starting a new school next year y'see. - August 1st 2011, 06:48 PM

well, use a descent concealer and big thick rubber bracelets (like i use)
i hope you do well at your new school...

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Re: How can I cover scars on my arms? Starting a new school next year y'see. - August 1st 2011, 07:14 PM

what i do, and mine are really bad and noticable, is mix foundation with savlon and moisturiser, then blend it over, then conceal it, and wear braclets, not too bright, becuase then they are more noticable when people look at the braclets, that should do it, make sure to use the savlon, thats a must.
ive been doign it for ages, it onyl works in un-open wounds though.
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Re: How can I cover scars on my arms? Starting a new school next year y'see. - August 1st 2011, 07:23 PM

Hey there,

There's a lot of products out there that help with the reduction of scar tissue. Bio-oil, like Jessie mentioned, is one of the more well-known ones however it can be a bit pricey so there are cheaper alternatives such as re-gen oil and rescue oil which are basically the same thing.

Depending on how many scars you have you could use bracelets to hide them while at school, particularly when you're wearing short sleeves. Obviously on colder days long sleeves will hide them fine.

I used to use sweatbands to cover up mine when I was wearing short sleeves so perhaps you could use them as well.

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Re: How can I cover scars on my arms? Starting a new school next year y'see. - August 2nd 2011, 12:18 AM

As suggested, there are chunky bracelets, cover-up, but there are also arm-warmers (depends on your general style how this will work), sweatbands, and long-sleeve shirts in light mesh, or gauze-y thin cotton.


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Re: How can I cover scars on my arms? Starting a new school next year y'see. - August 3rd 2011, 10:57 PM

Congrats on the fresh start!! Sounds nice
Since you mom knows just ask her to take u to CVS or any drugstore really and get concealer. Make sure it matches your skin tone. Mix it with a light moisturizer and apply. That should cover fine but to be double sure you can wear wristbands like the LIVEStrong or I <3 Boobies.
It doesnt say your gender by ur name so ill just add that if your a girl wrapp bracelets are fantastic!! And the beaded ones with little charms that are so popular right now.

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Re: How can I cover scars on my arms? Starting a new school next year y'see. - August 4th 2011, 10:02 PM

well when my scars were bad, i had some fingerless gloves so i wore those. also good job on not cutting for a long time! im jealous!
   
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Re: How can I cover scars on my arms? Starting a new school next year y'see. - August 5th 2011, 12:24 PM

Hey there!

It's great that you've managed to overcome the self harming!

I think people have pretty much covered it, but there's an article here which gives some more suggestions on cover up tips.

Have fun clothes shopping!
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