How do you deal with the scars this summer?

Discussion in 'Self Harm & Substance Abuse' started by Vitreledonellidae, May 2, 2010.

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  1. Vitreledonellidae

    Vitreledonellidae Well-Known Member

    So I used to harm myself, last time was like 1,5-2 years ago. But the scars are still really noticeble. And its getting hotter, the summer is coming. People start wearing less covered clothesand i always walk around like its still winter. This year it will be a more confronted problem since im more socialised now (im not at home constantly anymore >.< going to school etc).
    Last week was a hot week and I already got questions and comments about it, if i wasnt dying, werent hot, crazy with that sweater on.
    So I was wondering how everyone else is dealing with that. Because atm I can only call myself an idiot, I regret it so much. Its also going to a point, I cant understand why I ever quit, if it still effects my life so much.
    But I probly am whining more about it because theres a guy I like and he says he likes me and I dont know what to do with the fact that I am covered with scars caused by selfinjury.
  2. Landlocked blues

    Landlocked blues Well-Known Member

    im probably alone in saying this but but you shouldnt care what ppl say. i dont cover mine up. im not proud of them but their there and its a part of me now. ppl were shocked at first when they saw them but now i get nothing. im happy i made that first step of wearing a strappy top. do what makes you happy babe :smile:
  3. Vitreledonellidae

    Vitreledonellidae Well-Known Member

    i dont think that will work out for me >.< Though find it really admiring of you.
  4. xan

    xan Chat Buddy

    How obvious are they? Do you think you could get away with saying you were in an accident of some sort a few years ago and are self consious about it so don't really want to talk about them?
  5. Vitreledonellidae

    Vitreledonellidae Well-Known Member

    I rather hide them than lying about how it happened, and its pretty obvious that I made them on purpose, they dont have the purple red colour anymore though, but are still obvious. Thanks for the advice though alex :smile:
  6. LotusFlower

    LotusFlower Antiquities Friend

    I still have scars and fresh ones. I have light long sleeve shirts that I wear all the time. I wear a tank top under them so I can leave them undone and find the lightest made ones I can, usually white or some such colour.
  7. Zurkhardo

    Zurkhardo Well-Known Member

    Where exactly are they? If they're on your forearms than you can always wear a lot of bracelets, as some people do (with or without scars). Otherwise I've heard that there are cremes for covering up scars, though how effective they are varies.
  8. KoNfUsEd

    KoNfUsEd Active Member

    I live in a hoody all year round :-( but really admire your attitude in not caring about what people think. You are very brave just wish i could be that brave now while others can enjoy the beach swimming ect i have come to the conclusion ill never be able to do things like that ever again.
  9. Brandon

    Brandon Well-Known Member

    idk, i've started wearing short sleeve shirts recently and no ones bothered me so far.
  10. boo

    boo Well-Known Member

    Awww Marsy is getting the spring fever...
    I recommend using lots of foundation.
  11. alison

    alison Well-Known Member

    i fail at using makeup to cover up scars! what kinds of foundations/concealers do people use? and are there any techniques? maybe i'm just a dumbass when it cmoes to this lol
  12. perfected

    perfected Member

    This bothers me a great deal... wasn't something I was worried about when I made them, as I didn't expect to be around after. I'm a guy and I'm not the kind of guy that you would expect to have scars like these, so it's made me more antisocial than ever. I just wear long sleeve shirts all the time. In the summer I basically just spend a lot of times indoors. Its pretty terrible as I enjoy summer weather and used to wear nothing but tshirts and ashirts. Ah well, guess its good that the spring here has been so cold?
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