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The best way to cover up raised but healed self harm scars? As its summer and the weather is getting increasingly warmer I physically can’t keep wearing long sleeve tops anymore. Any suggestions?
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I was looking this up the other day for a friend of mine...not sure there are any easy answers or quick fixes but it depends on the level of scarring.

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/keloid-scars/

Hopefully yours aren't that bad and vitamin E cream or bio oil might help...good luck with it and hope you get to enjoy the summer!

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tattoo. go big or go home
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they’re expensive
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tattoo. go big or go home
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I don't know I just stopped caring if people see it or not anymore-but it took time for me to get that confidence.Before used to just put up with the suffering of long sleeves.
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I used a foundation called dermacol (not SH scars, but a scar that I got in an accident). It can't do much for it being raised, but it can blend brilliantly .
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Bio oil helps to clear up scars but I’ve only seen it used on newly healed scars. Make sure you don’t use it on broken skin though because it won’t help!
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Thank you but I can’t see biooil doing much as they are healed and just white
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Bio oil helps to clear up scars but I’ve only seen it used on newly healed scars. Make sure you don’t use it on broken skin though because it won’t help!
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I was thinking about this does it cover it completely though?
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I used a foundation called dermacol (not SH scars, but a scar that I got in an accident). It can't do much for it being raised, but it can blend brilliantly .
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I was thinking about this does it cover it completely though?
Yes it can mask the colour of the scar completely, and if you can get a foundation that matches your skin perfectly the results are stunning. It can't do anything for the raised-ness of it unfortunately, but it will at the very least make it a lot less noticeable.
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as much as it is scary at first, the only thing that will work long term is learning to just have them uncovered. it will get easier to do so. after a while you stop thinking about it!
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same. wear short sleeves at school and only my close friends have ever mentioned anything about it.
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I don't know I just stopped caring if people see it or not anymore-but it took time for me to get that confidence.Before used to just put up with the suffering of long sleeves.
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