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Hot weather and short sleeves

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Beth_Aston

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Hi All,

Since the weather is starting to get really hot, it means that I have to wear short sleeves (or thin shirts) to stay comfortable. However, I have a lot of thick, noticable scars and new scratches all over my left arm.
Does anyone have any ideas on what helps cover up scars and cuts or indeed get rid of them? I realise that some scars are too deep to fade away so I really need some sort of advice on how to make them less noticable.
Thanks!

Beth x
 
cadence

cadence

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hi

i think the red cross have some camoflage make up for scars etc.

cad
 
samuel-oc235

samuel-oc235

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i wore a poloshirt today and i have cuts still fresh on my forearm and noone really saw
 
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I've heard bio oil is good but it takes time and it won't really affect the deep wounds.
 
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I have an appointment with the red cross in just over a week to get their skin camouflage make up. I have lots of angry red scars and a couple are raised. I am hoping to be able to go swimming (mine are on my legs) lots of people on this forum suggested the make up stuff so I am going to try it. It might be worth looking into for you too. I just found the number for the local office online and called them.
 
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Ainsworth

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I've heard bio oil is good but it takes time and it won't really affect the deep wounds.
bio oil is quite expensive. i use normal baby oil. you have to apply it to hot wet skin for it to change into a milk type liquid. as everyones knows it wont get rid of scars but over time if done say after every bath/shower it will help them fade abit. ive used this for years and will carry on doing it. my scars on my wrist/legs (i think) are acceptable now. not shocking iykwim.
 
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Meekin

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At school i forgot to wear my sweatbands so instead i coloured over the closed scars in pen; im not sure wether its safe or not but it worked
 
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starfish

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the make up the red cross use is called veil cover, you can buy it on line. its quite cheap about 6 or 7 pounds. the web sit is www. veilcover.com
 
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jason

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i also have big deep scares my self i think f people whant to judge at the end of the day let them they dont no what iv been thothbut ive tryed in the past bio oil and make up but the big ones dont look eney diffrent with make up and i was useing the bio oil for two months and there was no diffrence but if you whant them gone you now can get it sorted on the nhs the big ones they re-cut and stich to make smaller and then work on the smaller scare it witch ever way they think will be best soted weather its skin graft/lazer treatment or juct goog make up or bio oil on a smaller scare withc it dose work ok on smaller scares

good luck wth what ever you do dicded to do
 
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ive just let them all show but ive noticed most of my scars eventually turned pale, but getting a tan helps make the scars less noticable.
 
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