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Do Your Scars Look Awful In Some Lights But Unnoticeable In Others

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#21 TheSavyBanana



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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:00 PM

Ew I hate daylight! It's like my worst enemy because you can see every single ginormous pore on my face and every pimple, red mark, and scar. Also fluorescent lighting, ugh. :(

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 07:20 PM

Try not to look in the car mirrors. Also, when you get your hair cut... it's all wet and slicked back and all that is visible is your imperfect SKIN under that unflattering flourescent light. Yuck.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 04:18 AM

*sigh* I miss the days when I didn't care about light. Nowadays I always worry what I look like in any lightning :( I even avoid certain places because of this.
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Posted 03 March 2012 - 01:05 AM

Try not to look in the car mirrors. Also, when you get your hair cut... it's all wet and slicked back and all that is visible is your imperfect SKIN under that unflattering flourescent light. Yuck.

I HATE when the hairdresser gives you that huge mirror to check the results of your haircut. i'm convinced that mirror is a liar bc it's so huge it's magnifying every damn thing on your face. i haven't read all the posts in this thread, but i agree that lights can def emphasize scars. i used to think that natural light was the harshest, but now i don't. i think natural light can actually b flattering depending on what time of day it is..and if the sun is setting.
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 11:43 AM

I don't understand the dislike of daylight. Sunlight makes you look great. Shade and harsh flourescents are what hide the nice golden pigments in your skin while bringing out everything red and blue. Which is too bad because i love a nice shady porch/patio and would love a shady yard/street if I didn't want to grow my own food. Or to sit by the window at the restaurant, but unless there's actual sun shining on you that lighting is really bad. when traveling and therefore carrying a camera around, my ex-husband would take pictures of me at the restaurant where we sat by a window because of the view or whatever. I'd look at those pictures (to delete them) and wonder why'd anyone would even take such a horrible picture of a person.

When I look in the car mirror when the sun is shining on my my skin looks great. It's when the sun isn't shining or you are sitting in the back seat of someone else's car where there is usually no light shining on you and with almost nowhere to look but right at yourself in the mirror that you look horrible. That is the worst.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:44 AM

Ugh sunlight is the worst. In regular room lighting (at home, and stores and stuff) you can hardly notice any scars, but in the sun, I've began wearing hats all the time....

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 09:58 PM

Current regimen*
mornings: wash face with warm & cold water, apply BB Cream (brand: undecided).
nights: wash face with warm & cold water, occasional clay masks such as Freeman's Oatmeal & Avacado mask, Miracle Clay, ext. Apply Johnson's Dreamy Skin Night Cream.
diet: no refined sugars, high fructoses, ext, ever. (fruit/natural sugar is allowed). Half gluten free diet, lots of water and vegetables. Overall very health conscious diet.
vitamins: a few time a week if not at all; 1 Cinnamon capsule, two small omega 3 fish oil capsules, & 1 "skin care" multivitamin. Not taken every day.
​other : if acne should occur, sometimes bp is applied. Otherwise, not yet decided on what really works for me yet.

*I used to use many products. Nothing ever really worked for me, or they just broke me out with all sorts of acne. It took me a long time to realize that and to find my perfect regimen. That is why my regimen is pretty simple, and 90% based on diet! Everyone has their very own regimen that will work for them, they just need to find it!

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 02:19 PM

Yep =/

They definitely look worse. When I don't wear makeup, I avoid direct sunlight in my car.

My redmarks are fading, but they still have a long way to go.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:49 PM

outside on cloudy days is pretty bad, outdays anyday basically. and under harsh flourecent lighting in bathroom is so depressing... i feel like freddy krogeur sometimes D:

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:13 AM

i think sunlight, depending on which part of my face it's hitting on, can make me look amazing. generally i look good with sunlight directed towards the side of my face, or behind me... frontal sunlight makes me look terrrrrrible though.. and fluorescent lighting, oh my god. i look like the hunchback of notre dame or something. i hate the lighting in trains and shopping malls.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:49 PM

Yes! Oh god. If the lighting is bad (usually fluorescent), and I look in the mirror, my heart just drops. Every flaw is visible, and any attempt to cover these flaws with makeup is also visible.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:53 PM

Couldn't agree more! I don't own a mirror ;)
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