Embracing Scars

Scars have a negative connotation in most people’s minds, but they don’t have to. Perhaps you could embrace your scars as a badge of honor and turn the negative into a positive! Here’s how to accept your body and realize that scars are a normal part of healing, whether from a C-section, accident or burn.

A Complex Society

We live in a society that frowns on scars rather than normalizes them. Scars can come with a stigma, especially when they are on a highly visible part of the body such as the face. It can be difficult talking about our scars, as they can often invite unwanted attention and questions.

Anything from stretch marks during to pregnancy to obesity can give us insecurities. How do you face these insecurities head on and overcome the reality that you can’t do much about? Here are some thoughts and suggestions:

  • Take time to accept your body. After surgery or recovery from injury, you may expect your body to go back to normal overnight. It doesn’t happen that way. Healing takes time. Take your time and come to grips with the reality. In time, you will learn to embrace the markings that tell your story.
  • Don’t be afraid to show your true self. Fears may start to arise when you think about hitting the beach or pool. It can be difficult to show your scar, but wear it with courage. Having confidence in yourself means not caring when others say. You may be surprised to learn that most people don’t care or notice your scar. They like you for YOU.
  • Work on healing using the right products. Just because you accept your scar and how it got there doesn’t mean you can’t take steps to minimize its appearance. You can do this with non-invasive treatments such as silicone gel coupled with massage.

Learning to Cope

While you can learn to accept your scar, sometimes there are situations where you may not want to show it. In those circumstances, you can do your part to conceal your scars or even redefine them.

  • Try a different hairstyle if you have a scar on your forehead, neck, or ears.
  • Wear long sleeves and pants to cover arm and leg scars.
  • Get a tattoo and use your scar as inspiration to blend it in.
  • Wearbracelets, rings and watches to hide hand or wrist scars.
  • Strategically apply cosmetics and concealers to temporarily hide your scar.
  • Consider scar camouflage kits to cover up deeper scars for longer periods of time.

In the end, though, it’s healthier to embrace the inevitable: Your scars tell a story and they are a part of you!

Embrace Your Scars With Scarfade

Whether from a burn, acne, injury or surgery, you may want to tone down the appearance of your scar. You can do that by regularly applying Scarfade products such as silicone gel or sheets. Check out the many products we sell online and in store, and contact us to learn more.