WHAT IS COSMETIC CAMOUFLAGE?
products are specially made creams and powders which can
help to mask or conceal blemishes and scars. They are more
effective than ordinary make-up because they come in a variety
of shades, tones and colours. The products are lightweight,
making them less visible.
Camouflage products can be used for men, women and children
of all ages. Following burn injuries, they can be used when
there is alteration in pigmentation (darker or lighter than
normal skin) or to mask redness in scarring. It may, however,
not be very successful if the scars are raised it is often
better to wait until active scar treatment has stopped and
the scarring is flat.
can be used to lessen the usual impact of scarring, therefore
helping patients cope better with changes in body image.
It can help to increase self confidence and self esteem,
and by doing so, patients are likely to return more quickly
to normal life roles. Camouflage products can be used everyday
or just for special occasions.
Camouflage products should not be used on open wounds, or
when skin is sore and tender. Providing the skin is kept
in good condition, camouflage cream should not cause any
allergies or reactions. As they contain a sun screen they
can help protect against the harmful rays of sun.
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