Discussion in 'Self Harm & Substance Abuse' started by consciousinsane, Dec 14, 2006.

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  1. consciousinsane

    consciousinsane Well-Known Member

    Does getting a nice tan hide scars any? :cool:

    I am usually in an office setting so I stay pretty pale year round. I've fucked up my arms pretty bad with scars the last few months.
  2. NoRegrets

    NoRegrets Well-Known Member

    Mine seem to still show, despite complexion.
  3. Marshmallow

    Marshmallow Staff Alumni

    I suppose it depends on the type of scars, i guess if its a red mark, then it may fade and i tan might help.

    But if you have an 'indent' into the skin i don't will do much good, might make it more visible in fact.

    I dunno really, well there my guesses
  4. jane doe

    jane doe Well-Known Member

    i use make up for cover the little ones and bandages and i say that i burned myself at the kitchen.. it works for me..but i don´t know how many time will i can use the bandage because the "burn" was 2 and a half weeks ago. but be carefull about using the bandage because like no one sees how my arm is i´ve been hurting myself more than usual and that isn´t good i think.
  5. Saoirse

    Saoirse Guest

    Tans usually make the scar itself much more visible. With past experience anyway. Not from sh but from accidental injuries.
  6. blackfire

    blackfire Well-Known Member

    The skin pigment would darken and the scar would not change. This would make the scars even more noticable.
  7. Wonderstuff

    Wonderstuff Staff Alumni

    Yeah when I used fake tan before it made the rest of my skin tan but the scars did stand out :(
  8. consciousinsane

    consciousinsane Well-Known Member

    oh well....it would have been cool if that would work. thanks everyone.
  9. ~Nobody~

    ~Nobody~ Well-Known Member

    Scar tissue doesn't tan. So, if your scars are the white kind then a tan will make them much more obvious. But if you have red, darker scars on normal pale skin then a tan might help to make them less obvious.

    Also, be careful with areas of skin that have been burnt. It will sunburn easil, and increase your chances of skin cancer.
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