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Covering Scars On Holiday

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Lovemybaby786

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Hello, im new to this forum and looking for advice.

I have scars on my arms. There are 3 big ones which needed stitches (5 years ago) These are raised scars and thick but have lightened and i have accepted them as part of me. However, my upper arm i have around 10/12 scars that are not as old (done within the last 6 months-1 year)

Now these i have not learnt to accept yet. They are thin and dark brown in colour so look horrible and a mess. I haven't worn short sleeves for a year. Not at home and not out. A year ago i could wear short sleeves as i had no marks on my upper arm.

Im going away on holiday in July where temperature will be high 30's sometimes 40 degrees. I dont want to wear short sleeves as im not comfortable but i also don't want to wear long sleeve tops. I can wear 3/4 sleeves but im having a problem finding tops!

What do you all wear in the summer or when you go abroad to hide your scars. Its really stressing me out and making me not look forward to my holiday as all im worried about is what i can wear.
 
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Helena1

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You can get make up that is good for covering scars.
 
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Yes Helena1 is right you can get waterproof make up I use one called veil. It covers up well and lasts quite well a small pot goes a long way. Worth looking into?
 
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Not the OP but thanks for the tips. Does Vitamin E cream help at all? It was recommended to my ex during pregnancy about 20 years ago.
 
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I think the vit E may help it to fade faster, although I don't know if that would be from the massage action or the vit E.
 
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Thanks Helena I'll give that a try.
 
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