(Closed) Scar Cover Up

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I have the same concern with my stretch marks. I’ve lost 72 pounds over the past 8 months, and I am super self-conscious about my shoulders and upper arms which are covered in deep stretch marks. I too, have a strapless dress and did research to find ways to cover it up. I read that Vitamin E oil is good for fading scars…especially new ones. I’ve looked into stage makeup, but I was concerned it would ruin my dress. There is always airbrushing, but it’s costly and I’ve come across horror stories. 

Honestly, it’s your wedding day. People will be focused on YOU, not a scar. Even if you walked down the aisle in a Hefty bag, people would still think you look great. I would try not to worry about it. But if you are seriously freaking out,  maybe you could consult a dermatologist. I hope this helps.

Post # 4
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410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would try using the fading creams first and if that doesnt work, there is a make up that is made to cover up tattoos that should work for it.  If you can cover up a tat with it i wouldnt see why it wouldnt cover a scar up.  I dont know off the top of my head what it is called but it should be easy to find.

Post # 5
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2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Firstly- be sure to ALWAYS put sunscreen on it.  Scar tissue is particularly sensitive to sun and the sun exposure will make the scar much more noticeable (change the pigmentation and even the texture).

I would try going to a couple of makeup counters and having them try it out on you- then you can see how well it works and how well it stays on (especially since you don’t want it to come off on your dress).

Also, maybe try the stuff used for covering up tattoos?  I’ve heard Wrecking Ball works.  Check out this post on options for that:

Covering up/fading tattoos?

I have a bunch of small scars on my neck from mole removal and I just ignore them.  So I kind of agree with Beachwedding that nobody will notice/care.

Another question- are you wearing a veil?  Will the veil over it?

Good luck!

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