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Self-Improvement Tip: Moving past a scar

submitted by Claire West, Aptos, CA USA

I had a bad scar on my face from a car accident when I was very young, and people don't even see it any more, because over the years, I've learned that its not who I am...and when I quit paying so much attention to the scar, so did everyone else.

Most people already own:

1. cover up cream

2. neutral powder

3. small flat make-up brush

4. make-up sponge - the triangle shape

Lightly dab cover up cream on scar, feathering the edges lightly with a make-up sponge. Then with the small flat brush, lightly pat powder over cream cover-up to set make up...continue with your regular foundation routine...keeping in mind that less is more and you want to continue to feather over/near the scar, don't start caking it up...Heavier foundation is the natural tendency -- to cover, cover, cover. But in this case less is more. Let your skin come through.

Then play up ONE feature on your face that you like -- eyes, lips, cheeks, to draw the eye away from the scar.

Remember, you're the only person in the world who sees the scar as much as you do...everyone else is concerned with their own version of a 'scar'...its bugging you more that its bugging them.

Keep everything subtle, accept the one feature you play up. People really want to see and meet you and not that darn scar.

- Claire West


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