I have a lot of really dark scars on my legs. I'm using a scar-healing cream, but it's not working fast enough. How can I cover up the scars in the mean time?
The finest and most dependable product I know of is DermaColor. It's a highly pigmented camouflage cream designed to conceal scars, burns, and bruises. It can be used anywhere on the body, including the face, and, in fact, contains re-hydrating components that maintain the skin's moisture. Lastly, the tones are so realistic, including a range of hues from yellow beiges for pale skin to ochre browns for dark skin. Here's how to use it:
- Begin by warming a small bit of the cream in your hands. Squeeze about a half-inch measure of the cover-up into your palm, and with your fingers, make small circular motions, moving it around and allowing your own body temperature to heat it.
- Next, place a tiny bit of the cream on the scar you wish to cover using a patting-rolling motion. I recommend using the smallest amount possible to start, as you can always add more. Because the pigmentation in the product is so high (65%-90% pigmentation), you'll be amazed at how little you actually need to cover even the hardiest scar, including port-wine colorations and dark veins.
- When you have the desired coverage, set the cream with a matte, translucent powder. You'll have complete coverage all day. You can even swim in it!
DermaColor costs $25 a tube and is available from Kryolan (800-579-6526).