How to Cover Up a Circumcision Scar

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The scars brought about by circumcision are unavoidable, and a potential hindrance for many affected males. These scars can hinder not only in a physical capacity, but also a mental capacity. Depending upon the degree of your scarring, and perhaps your motivation for adult circumcision at the outset, you may wish to consider plastic surgery to reduce any adverse impact on the penis’s appearance. Although, because plastic surgery is typically quite expensive, and in a case like this able to do little more than mask or camouflage the scarring, you might wish to consider more of a do-it-yourself approach.

Covering the Circumcision Scar

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Select a thick, skin-toned, matte concealer, such as Dermablend Cover Crème. (For superior and longer-lasting results, you may also wish to select an appropriate setting powder.)

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Dab a pea-sized amount of the concealer on your hand or forearm to test for allergic reaction. Where any type of reaction follows, another type of concealer will be required.

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Wash and dry the affected area using warm water and a dry towel.

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Apply a pea-sized amount of concealer to your index finger, and gently massage onto the affected area. Repeat this step until a desirable coverage has been achieved. (Setting powder would also be applied at this stage, by lightly brushing the powder onto the area on top of the concealer.)