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How to get rid of self harm scars?

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How to get rid of self harm scars?
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March 26th, 2016 4:15am
scars can just fade overtime, but to quicken it bengay can help and you can use concealer for cover up
March 26th, 2016 8:54am
It all depends on what self harm scars there is. Mentally, and emotionally; you can overcome. Physically, just have time, and heal.
March 27th, 2016 9:04am
DermalMD Stretch Mark serum is really moisturizing, but without being greasy! It's very light and doesn't have a heavy or displeasing scent either. I'm really pleased with my results so far. I've only been using DermalMD serum for a few days, but I honestly already see my stretch marks are fading somewhat. I believe with more use they will lighten much more! I have both light and very deep dark stretch marks, and the darker ones are considerably lighter. This doesn't burn my skin or cause any other discomfort.
May 31st, 2016 7:54pm
To get rid of self harm scars you should use bio oil or cell tone oil it will help you get rid of scars
April 5th, 2015 7:01pm
Seek help, and realise that you are not alone. You are better than you think you are, and you deserve better than this.
April 9th, 2015 5:23am
Alot of patience, scars fade eventually. And if you cant get rid of them with patience then my suggestion is to use make up to cover itbup.
June 11th, 2015 11:44pm
In some ways it's not possible to get rid of self harm scars, people defienes 'getting rid of' in many ways, but instead of trying to hide the, you should maybe try to embrace them, because they are a part of you, and they show people that you have had a hard time, and you have thought you're battles, they are a part of you, and they only show the people that, even through you have been to a hard battle, you also won it with only scars!
June 21st, 2015 2:26am
You can use medicated creams available in market and if it's deep you can consult a doctor as well. There are certain surgeries for deep scars. And you can try home remedies also
June 21st, 2015 11:37am
Using bio oil regularly will help any scars or marks to fade a lot more quickly, in the meantime you can cover them up with foundation or concealer. If they are very bad and stay for long time after you've stopped, you could talk to a doctor about it if you feel comfortable doing so, and you might be able to get laser scar removal
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June 25th, 2015 11:20pm
Fraxel Dual is a skin resurfacing laser treatment that can get rid of scars. It can be pretty pricey, but it works. Scar creams may fade scars, more likely if they are newer. Some people also choose to tattoo over the scars as a cover up. Some makeup made for covering tattoos might work for scarring as well.
July 3rd, 2015 5:36am
Getting rid of self harm scars were always a question for me and earlier today I actually looked up a video for it. If you put 2 spoons of baking soda in a bowl and put vitamin e (liquid) into it with it and then stir you can then apply it to the scarred area. Make sure you put water on the scarred area before applying. When you apply it you have to scrub it for a while and the rinse it with water. The first time makes a huge difference and if you keep doing it you will barely notice it is there.
July 8th, 2015 11:09pm
I've found that putting on a skin-colored foundation and setting it with pressed powder clears up the appearance of scars.
July 9th, 2015 6:07pm
I think it's good to let them heal, and when they are fully healed you can look at them, as a battle you fought, and won by stopping.
July 17th, 2015 3:56pm
Aloe Vera is always good against self harm scars! Maybe together with propolis which is produced by bees and supports the healing process.
July 19th, 2015 9:03pm
Personally, I would try Bio-Oil. This oil is applied directly to the surface of scars to reduce their appearance. It also helps smooth out uneven skin tone, useful when your scars are pink, red or brown. A 2-ounce bottle of Bio-Oil costs about $10 and is available at drug stores and online.
July 22nd, 2015 10:25am
I find Jojoba oil is terrific, as much as everyone raves about Bio oil - or other similar oils, they actually contain mineral oil - a cheeky way of saying there is petrol in it!! I stick to all natural 100% jojoba oil, rub it on the scars day and night - keep at it, they begin to fade! This is also pretty useful stuff for dry skin, stretch marks or uneven skin!
July 22nd, 2015 4:36pm
Your scars will eventually disappear. Do not be ashamed of your scars, if you are then cover them up.
August 13th, 2015 12:56pm
October 9th, 2015 1:21am
wear them like battle scars, you have overcome so much
October 19th, 2015 1:32am
Bio Oil or Mederma both work really well. Bio Oil is more oily and Mederma is more of a cream, but both work. It really just depends on what you like better. Good luck! :)
January 8th, 2016 6:15am
They go away over time I self harm before so I know how it is. Patience and trying not to do anymore harm
January 8th, 2016 8:24pm
Make sure to exfoliate your skin regularly; if self harm is inevitable for you, do make sure to take the proper care and disinfect any open cuts or burns. Once a scar forms, exfoliation and moisturising are vital in reducing self harm scars. Take care!
February 11th, 2016 8:10pm
I use aloe Vera after sun gel- works very well. Other methods could be something like Mederma scar cream, baby lotion or lotion with aloe or Shea butter.
March 10th, 2016 7:31am
Hi! I've recently faced the same problem and I did some research on that. I found out that you can buy some special creams to conceal the scars and make them smoother in the long term. You can also have a laser operation to remove your scars permanently, although it costs much more. Hope it helps! Good luck!
March 11th, 2016 2:19am
They have cocoa butter lotion and that gets rid of most scars over a certain period of time as long as you apply daily.
March 11th, 2016 9:11am
I used to just wear lots of bracelets but the truth is I wouldn't know how to get rid of them.. I plan on getting a tattoo to cover them tho!
March 11th, 2016 12:41pm
Sadly, scars are tough to get rid of. However, cocoa butter cream can help reduce the appearance of self-harm scars as well as other things like stretch marks. You can also (lightly) apply green/blue eyeshadow/makeup along not fully healed scars, or darker-than-normal foundation over healed scars - usually over cream foundation but under powder foundation, if you wear both - to reduce the appearance too.
March 12th, 2016 5:16am
Cocoa butter is a good one! make sure the scars are well moisturized 24/7. also dont let them get damaged by sunburn or anything, itll prolong the scarring!
March 12th, 2016 6:24am
love your body as you are,scars have built you to be strong, also there is cream at target helps....
March 12th, 2016 11:50pm
Well, sometimes you can't. I tell all my friends that have self harmed they are their battle scars. . They don't mind seeing them because they think of how bad their life was back then, and now when they look at it, they smile because they see how faded they are and how far they have come!