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cold_winter17

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Hello, im new.
Im quite a closed person and i dont normally talk to anyone about my problems. However, ive been worrying about showing my self harms for a long time and i get very anxious about what everyone will think and if my life will be different if someone knew. I would love it if anyone could share any tips on how to hide scars or how to get them to fade. Thank you.
 
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I have the exact same feelings, anxiety about someone knowing. So I browsed the internet and found out, that makeup can hide scars well (but scars which are cured, not "fresh"), I tried it out and it is somewhat enough. Long sleeves are the best, but yeah, summer...
 
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cold_winter17

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Ye i love summer but it rly makes me anxious. Thanks for the tip, ill have a go but will it rub off.
 
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hey, i really dont have any suggestions on how to hide the scars, ive always been someone that has no problems with wearing my life on my sleeves. If you are worried over people seeing your scars then best to cover up, make some excuses or just tell them, if they truly care about you they will understand. :clap:
 
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I've never hid my scars and I've found that most people either don't say anything out of respect for my boundaries or they reply with concern which is not necessarily a bad thing. I don't know exactly what you're afraid of but I hope it helps to know that most people reply with kindness or not at all. Also they make cream for scars you could probably find in any drugstore.
 
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cold_winter17

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Thank you, that's good to know. So does the cream really work?
 
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Hello.

I'm not saying it's easy, it will take some time but I would suggest wearing your scars with pride.

Honestly it great once you accept you body in that regard.

Of course try to use cream etc to reduce them but only if its for your self esteem

Not because if what you think people will think if they see them.

I still SH but I dont hide anymore.

Be proud of who you are and if people care they wnat to know your story.

It might sound strange but its also kinda cool when people notice and say they do/did too.

It might actual help you see that you arent alone.

Or I'm just crazy.........
 
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Hello, im new.
Im quite a closed person and i dont normally talk to anyone about my problems. However, ive been worrying about showing my self harms for a long time and i get very anxious about what everyone will think and if my life will be different if someone knew. I would love it if anyone could share any tips on how to hide scars or how to get them to fade. Thank you.
I have not heard many stories of self harm scars going away. Just be honest, you will get support if you look for it.
 
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