In the long term, cocoa butter helps - Palmer's is great stuff. When I had fresh red ones I'd use fake tan to cover them up and surprisingly it worked, also foundation and thinks like that are ok. These days they're very hard to see unless it's very cold or very hot when they tend to show up and I don't bother hiding them - that is a part of my past and whilst I'm not proud of them and I don't show them off, I don't make myself uncomfortable for the sake of hiding them because it is like chicken pox scars or acne scars, they're a lasting reminder of an illness and that's all although I appreciate that when they're fresh, they feel like something so shameful that you'll do anything to hide them, so in the short term fake tan/foundation or long sleeves that are floaty and light material so you're not boiling hot all the time, and in the long term bio-oil is meant to be good but I found Palmers' cocoa butter was just as good
Sabertooth's mentality towards it is great with the "take the don't feed the tiger signs seriously" response - I wish I'd had the idea or the courage to do that when I was at my worst as it would have saved me a long time of thinking that if people saw my scars, they'd all hate me.
Last edited by madders94; 06-06-2012 at 22:43.