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06-20-2007, 06:24 PM
Ok so i was in my pitch black bedroom and tripped over a computer my husband had laid down ( i was going to go potty) anyways i got rug burn on my fore head and upper nose area im attaching photo's my question is can i bleach the area to get it back to normal im gonna post right after it happened and today it's still very visable and i hate it, cover up just isnt working any idea's on how to get rid of the bad area ?
PS 1st photo is the morning after
2nd photo is day one after
3rd is today

06-20-2007, 06:30 PM
To be honest...I see a drastic reduction in pic 3. Just give it a few more days and I'm sure it will be completely gone. In the meantime, you could use Vitamin E oil (they're available in capsules). My mom used them when she had a grease burn on her forehead and there's no scar now. :D

06-20-2007, 06:36 PM
thank you but it's been a month and did she open the capsules??

06-20-2007, 06:36 PM
LMAO boy i look horriable in these pics LOL

06-20-2007, 06:41 PM
No, bleach won't work. Maybe pick up some Mederma for scars from the drug store? It might help the healing process.

06-20-2007, 06:43 PM
thank you but it's been a month and did she open the capsules??

Yup, split it with scissors and spread the oil on her forehead. I don't know whether it's expensive or not as this was 5 years ago, but if my mom bought it, it must be reasonable. Haha... :p

06-20-2007, 06:58 PM
Thanks ladies my skin is all ready changing daily because of the whole 30's going on LOL
I will try that im ready to try anything at this point

06-20-2007, 07:10 PM
There is a product called Dermablend - used to cover up scars. I got some right after I had chicken pox as an adult until all the yucky old spots were gone. Worked pretty well. Better than foundation alone. I got it at macy's so probably would be avaialable at most department stores.

they have a website

06-21-2007, 12:16 PM
thank you ladies i really want my face back LOL

06-21-2007, 11:52 PM
Leave it alone, it will go away on its own....
Sometimes putting chemicals like bleach on skin that is damaged will result in permanent scarring.
Give it a good 2 weeks, then repost your photos and let us know.
I had a huge burn caused by spilling boiling water on my foot -- it was so bad that the skin was burned right off, leaving a huge (2 inch) open weeping skinless spot. The Dr. gave me some cream to prevent infection (as I had no skin left). After a week, everything healed. No scar, no discoloration, NOTHING. I have a feeling that you will heal without any difficulty. Give it some time!

06-22-2007, 07:22 AM
I used to use vitamin E oil, too, from capsules for dermatitis on my hands during the perm-crazy 80's (I'm a hairdresser). I'd poke one end of the capsule with a pin and squeeze out what I needed...much less messy than cutting it in half.

Good luck!!

06-22-2007, 11:03 PM
Also, stay out of the sun! Irriated skin will tan darker and faster than the skin around it, so to avoid a dark patch, avoid the sun for the next few weeks!