How to fade and cover scars:
Before you read, remember that the #1 thing to fade scars is TIME. Seriously, even scars that are many years old will continue to fade. Be patient. Be kind to your skin.
- You can run vaseline onto scars twice a day to help them fade. It’s recommended by some doctors and nurses for minor surgery scars.
- When your wounds from cutting are healed, make peeling using anything grainy (like corn grits) and olive oil, it will remove dead cells. After that take little bit of honey, add few drops of lemon and put it on scar, honey will regenerate skin and lemon will make it lighter. Don’t forget to rinse it after 5-10min. Do this two or three times a week.
- Sugar scrubs can help rid the skin of dead cells and fade scars. Here’s a page on how to make your own, or you can buy them at places like Lush or Bath And Body Works.
- Bio oil fades scars.
- Vitamin E is used by surgeons to help fade surgery scars. To get vitamin E, buy capsules, poke a hole in the tablets with a needle, and spread the vitamin E on the scars. Vitamin E oil is also available at most general stores.
- There are creams made specifically to fade scars, available at most drugstores or general stores such as Target and Walmart.
- Lotions and body washes with coco and shea help to fade scars.
- You can cover scars on the limbs with long sleeves or pants, or legwarmers/armwarmers.
- You can purchase heavy duty/waterproof concealer here, here, here, and other places.
- Cardigans are awesome because they’re light enough to keep you cool and summery enough to go unnoticed even in warm weather, but can cover injuries great. Get a light, thin one to avoid suspicion.
- Tights are your best friend. Seriously. They’re light enough that you won’t overheat and it’s likely nobody will question them, and if you get them opaque enough, they’ll cover them pretty well. Wear them under shorts for a stylish (and convenient) look, or with dresses. You can pull them to be more dense where the injuries are (for example, pull them up if they’re on your upper legs).
- If your scars are near the wrist or ankle area, Rainbow Loom works wonders! If don’t know what that is, they’re bracelets that you make out of little rubber bands. They’re pretty snug fitting so you don’t have to worry about them sliding around, and it’s a nice thing to focus on and take your mind off of things when you make them.
- Of course, bracelets are always an option if your injuries are focused on the wrist and lower arm area. Put something thick on first, like a headband wrapped around your arm, so the bracelets will stay in place and if they slip, nobody will see. Then, stack bracelets and wrist bands. This method works, but might arouse some suspicion, so watch out.
- Sweatbands work like bracelets: they’re fairly thick and can cover a decent sized area. They also work well in gym settings and are usually a better option for guys than bracelets are.
- Bandanas around your arm/wrist/ankle also work great. Also a plus: you’ll look really punk rock.
- People forget that knee-length shorts are a thing. Seriously, you don’t have to wear booty shorts in order to wear shorts.
- When swimming, you can wear board shorts/swim trunks to cover scars on thighs. Swim skirts would also work.