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How can I hide my scars?

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Last Updated: 03/16/2020 at 3:07pm
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Top Rated Answers
April 16th, 2015 9:32pm
You don't need to hide them, sweetheart. They were in your past, that's it. Do veterans hide their scars from war? No. They are there. There isn't really anything you can do. Wear whatever you want to wear. Ignore the haters.
May 3rd, 2015 1:00pm
long sleaves really do work, but if its summer maybe try make up or bangles, arm warmers or the like. Stay safe *hugs*
June 22nd, 2015 12:03am
A literal answer would be long sleeves, sweatshirts, cargo or longer shorts. Concealer would work on some places like the wrists but you have to be careful of it rubbing off. My answer, however, would be confidence. If you are still making these scars then you should go to a professional to seek help, a therapist maybe but if you are past this time in your life then you truly don't have to hide them. They are a part of your struggle and you can be proud that you're past that. If anyone asks about them then they are being inconsiderate and you do not have to answer them because that is none of their business.
January 19th, 2016 1:28am
Don't. Your scars show a war that you fought and are still fighting. A war that you have won, battle scars are beautiful, no matter how or why they are there. But if you must hide them a light concealer and then some powder that matches your exact skin tone does it well. Or effects makeup which you can get on amazon or ebay for low prices.
June 7th, 2015 7:41pm
Some creams and oils are useful to fade scars, so they are less obvious when exposed. Long sleeves also work. In the summer I recommend sheer tops that still feel summery, but aren't see through enough that the scars are visible.
January 24th, 2015 1:39pm
Honey you dont have to hide them.They are beautiful just as you are.People probably won't understand it but its okay because there are so many things that people cant understand
January 24th, 2015 6:21am
You can use makeup or tattoo concealer, wear a lot of bracelets if the scars are on your wrists, and you can wear a jacket, long-sleeved shirt or pants. There aren't many options when it comes to hiding scars. Stay strong, darlin'.
August 11th, 2015 7:24pm
Just let me tell you first, that I am NOT answering this question to promote self-harm for you in ANY way. But if you do need to hide your scars, you can try that by using certain make-up, bandages or band-aids. As for the make-up, I don't really know what to use there since I never really use make-up. But it should be water proof so it doesn't rub into your clothes, in case of sweating.
May 2nd, 2016 9:53pm
I use makeup to cover the one on my wrist, mine is about 4 inches long so it is quite the scar, I hope this helps.
February 2nd, 2016 8:15pm
I hide mine, but we shouldn't have to hide them, they're are battler wounds baby, you can also use bio or coconut
May 11th, 2016 12:12am
`The honest answer is you will have the scars forever, so you will not be able to hide them the rest of your life. But you could wear long sleeves, long pants ect.
May 17th, 2016 7:03am
Honestly, it's hard to find good makeup to hide scars, but there are some out there. A lot of people use makeup to conceal tattoos because it works well on scars too. Depending on where your scars are, you could wear bracelets or accessories. If that won't cover them, long sleeves/pants may be the only way to go. That being said, if you feel okay with your scars showing, don't let anyone tell you that you should cover them up. If you don't feel okay with them showing though, that's okay too.
May 8th, 2015 4:21pm
Use long sleeves and bracelets. But most importantly: tell someone about what you're doing because, although hiding it temporarily helps, it's really serious.
September 21st, 2015 5:29pm
Depending on where they are, using a scarf is often an easy way to hide scars. Also a skin-tone bandage helps. Long sleeves and pants are better for the cooler times of year. Makeup always helps, concealer and bases!
September 26th, 2016 1:56pm
Scars can be something very personal to a person, so you may be nervous about people seeing them. Being ashamed is never an answer, however if you do feel self conscious about them then there are oils you can use to reduce the scaring discolouration. Don't cover them and hide any issues that may still be on your mind. Before trying to 'hide' scars, make sure you have recieved the correct guidance and help to insure that you are in a mentally sound state and not going to harm yourself anymore.
July 10th, 2018 5:52pm
For bare skin, I have found that foundation and/or powder works best. Wearing long sleeves is not always an option, but if you can while being comfortable ...go for it!
April 2nd, 2015 7:20pm
You could try to cover them up with some makeup like foundation, or just wear clothes that cover the area where your scars are.
April 9th, 2015 7:37pm
After one experiences self-harm, they are a few ways of hiding scars. Depending on where your scars are, you could wear long sleeves or clothing to cover them, you could put makeup on them or you by a skin care oil or cream that reduces the appearance of scars.
September 22nd, 2015 3:48pm
I use bracelts. I wear a lot of them on my wrists so they are hidden. It's not good to continue to make more scars so please don't do it
March 16th, 2020 3:07pm
Try to wear long sleeves, jackets etc. Talk to someone if you need help. Try to use some makeup if they are too old and there is a shadow left on your skin. Be careful. I used to cut and now I have scars and I regret so much about it. If you have in other parts of your body try to hide them with gloves or socks or long hoodies. Generally don't do it while these marks may stay for ever and you may regret it later