Quote of the Day
"Healing might not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn't you, all of the expectations, all of the beliefs, and changing into who you are."
Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D. , posted by Daniel
Janet...For a long time I wore long sleeves and than I got to the point where no-one is any different than me...
They don't walk in my shoes nor I theirs, I am sure they have something in their "skeletons in closets" that their not proud of either...I now wear short sleeves and sometimes I get asked about the scars and I reply with,
"IT's part of my past I would rather not discuss" and I drop it at that...Remember NOBODY is any better than you...NOBODY!....RIMH
Thank you so much for your answer. I like your reply to people too about it being part of the past. I think I am almost to the point of it being part of my past and just wanting so much to be free in all ways from it especially how it controls what I wear.
I'm sorry, Geminihopes. I guess I'm the same way at this point. I worry a lot about what other people think. I want to get to the point where it doesn't matter as much as it does now. I hope you can too.
One of my fears is running into a family member while I'm out in public with my short sleeves. Or someone else I know. That's a high possibility. I DO NOT want my parents to ever know about what I've done to myself.
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Begin by warming a small bit of the cream in your hands. Squeeze about a half-inch measure of the cover-up into your palm, and with your fingers, make small circular motions, moving it around and allowing your own body temperature to heat it.
Next, place a tiny bit of the cream on the scar you wish to cover using a patting-rolling motion. I recommend using the smallest amount possible to start, as you can always add more. Because the pigmentation in the product is so high (65%-90% pigmentation), you'll be amazed at how little you actually need to cover even the hardiest scar, including port-wine colorations and dark veins.
When you have the desired coverage, set the cream with a matte, translucent powder. You'll have complete coverage all day. You can even swim in it!