Some of my scars are neat, some are stretch marks and one was very necessary.
Most of us have them in some form or other, wether that be from weight gain or loss, accidents or surgeries, so why not embrace them. You are not defined by them but they are part of the fantastic form that is you.
It’s summer which means hot weather, shorts and vests. However, if you are conscious of scars it can mean fashionably summery maxi skirts and not so summery long sleeved tops. Not only will you feel horrendously hot but you will look a little odd as well. So with that thought in mind, why not embrace looking different and choose not to feel faint with heat exhaustion!
So many blokes when asked if they have any scars will proudly show you. It’s either “How cool/gross is this!” or “I don’t know how I got through that, it was EXTREME!”
I think that is a great attitude to have, don’t you?
Story of my scars: Over eye scar from head butting a rock from running & skidding on gravel- lucky it was just my brow bone. Scar under nose from ridding a bike like a maniac (without a helmet) whilst going around a corner also on gravel – taught me to stop being so bloody reckless! Scar going from middle back around left side of my front from heart operation that saved my life. Scar just below elbow from aforementioned gravel slide which taught me how to patch myself up and looks pretty cool. I have scars from breast reduction surgery that I’m not as confident about but at age 20 measuring a tiny 32″ around and a massive E cup, my confidence and my back were seriously struggling! So I’m glad those scars are there.
Still not convinced?
The good: They do get paler with time. The bad: They might also get wider if you put on weight and will never completely disappear.
Basic almond oil and shea body butter are great for evening out scars and are a lot cheaper than products such as Bio Oil. There’s also the option of buying a floaty sheer kimono or a pale cotton fitted jacket.