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#1 mushroomcheese

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 07:33 AM

I'm wondering if many of you have scars on your feet left behind by old wounds or blisters, or other reasons, that were caused by the friction between your skin and your shoes/slippers/sandals/heels?

I have some and they are very noticeable. My newest heels caused me to have more ugly scars left behind. It's not that I wear them everyday it was just last week when I wore the heels for a couple hours on weekends. I observed the girls around me, many of them have nice fair unblemished feet though, unlike mine :crying:

I've been a victim of these left-behind-scars caused by shoes since young. i THINK some fade away over the years but the rest still stayed on :( That's why I have ugly feet cos the moment I stepped out of my shoes, they're VERY noticeable. My guy friend even joked, saying I was abused. hahaha.

So my concerns are:
- do you have them as frequent as you have new shoes?
- do they lighten or disappear over time? how long did it take?
- what do you do to lighten or make them disappear?
- for those who dont, have you seen other people around you who have scars left behind on their feet?

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EDIT: Noo the blisters are not caused by healing wounds that i poked.

ADDED PICS so you guys have a better understanding of what I'm saying, I hope.
Circled are those annoying scars which make my feet ugly :(

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the biggest patch is the one i just had quite recently bcos of the new heels. DAMMIT. it wont go awayyyy. the other foot isn't this bad though.

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the scars on the side 'bone' were there like a decade ago. when we were in primary/secondary school, we have to sit on the floor cross-legged in the assembly hall in school for everyday for at least half to 2 hours. I guess they formed because of the pressure/weight i asserted unpurposely when i sit cross-legged. SIGH

Edited by mushroomcheese, 23 November 2008 - 02:09 PM.


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Posted 23 November 2008 - 07:55 AM

i dont really have any scars made by footwears but i have a scar on the top of my left foot because i rode a bike in year 7 and i crashed into another bike and my left foot got scraped by 1 of the bike's parts and yeah it bled and left a scar :D

and i dunno of any of my friends have scars coz i dont really look at ppl's feet haha. scars left by blisters shoudnt stay for long though. i had blisters once or twice and as long as you keep the area clean and dry, they should be gone within like a week or 2, depends on how much you go out or let your feet rest.

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 11:44 AM

I've never had blisters leave scars on my feet. I got those blisters from walking over 10 miles with 60 pounds of equipment in my hands and on my back more than once until I figured out that wearing 2 pairs of socks helped a lot. The fact that these shoes are leaving scars means you've done a lot of damage. Blisters form when rubbing causes a layer of skin to separate from the layers underneath. Damage to the upper layers should not cause scarring meaning you've done damage to lower layers. YOu need better shoes!

I've had new shoes scrape my heels because they didn't have a padded collar and I put Moleskin on my heels so that it would rub on that rather than my skin. But after a couple wears, the leather softened up so it didn't rub as bad.

You don't make blisters disappear. If you pop them, they become prone to infection which can cause other undesired effects. You leave them alone and they will go away as the skin heals.

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 12:14 PM

I don't have any scars on my feet or legs. But I've seen people with them and usually it's 'cause they scratch their wounds and blisters and stuff. Have you been doing that?

You could try applying Vitamin E lotion, it helps get rid of scars, especially pimple scars. So perhaps it will work on the scars left behind from blisters.

The next time you get a blister, don't scratch it or touch it. Just apply lotion, try not to move around and don't wear shoes that are cover that area so as to let the wound 'breathe' or something.

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 01:25 PM

I don't have "scars" as such but I do get some built up of dry skin and well... it just feels rough (especially around the heels). You could say that for me, it's a result of always being on my feet and doing a lot of walking.

Also, the more uncomfortable the shoes are (new ones tend to be when first worn), then the more likely you'll blister and such. At the bottom of your feet, blisters can "build" on top of each either as dry hardened skin. Heels are a major cause for damage on your feet. Mostly because the unnatural sort of angle puts a lot of pressure on your feet and causes for a lot of friction (especially if there are straps involved).

If it's scars as in... scars left behind after a cut etc, you'll have to wait and see what happens generally. Apparently, lemon, orange and grapefruit essential oils help with fading scars (or the "darker" sort of marks).

If it's like dry cracked heels and the sort (i.e. they've become so dry and you see these white lines), I'd say soak your feet in warm water for 10min or so. After that, dry them and apply a moisturiser. It's especially good if the moisturiser contains oils like Vitamin E and Jojoba.

Being in the job I'm in... I see these problems all the time. It's not uncommon so don't get too self-conscious. Usually the best way is to make sure you look after your feet properly. Wear comfortable shoes and if you can, avoid heels for a while. There are many shoes which look good and don't make you suffer.

Edited by S.Katchi.2, 23 November 2008 - 01:30 PM.


#6 mushroomcheese

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 02:01 PM

The scars were caused by friction/rubbing against the shoes and my skin when i walk. somehow it creates a dark patch and wont fade after weeks :(

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 08:02 AM

Treating a scar and getting it to fade is possible. Creams, ointments, and scar sheets are the more practical methods of scar removal, but if you have the money, and you're feeling a little self-conscious about your zipper belly, there are surgical procedures available to remove a scar.

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 08:06 AM

most of my "injuries" in my foot due to friction and rubbing with shoes or mainly skates for me usually disappear. The one thats on my feet right now is from a second degree burn i got a couple years ago, it was painful and the skin around that area is still kinda sensitive. Its softer and it often feels colder than the rest of my body or warmer depending on the temperature, i guess it still needs time to disappear but i dont think it will oh wells, BATTLE SCAR!

I heard make up works. But if its a bon-a-fide scar not much you can do cause that part of the skin just wont ever become what it use to be, it may fade a bit.

Edited by trizz251, 25 November 2008 - 08:07 AM.


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Posted 25 November 2008 - 11:00 AM

The scars were caused by friction/rubbing against the shoes and my skin when i walk. somehow it creates a dark patch and wont fade after weeks :(


I just had a look at your pics. =/ It's unusual... it'd be a bit strange if that was bruising (I doubt it).

From what I know, lemon, orange and grapefruit essential oils have properties which fade scars. So, if you can find any products with those key ingredients, it may help. Or else, if you have those fruits, keep the peels and extract the oils from those. Otherwise, you can find those oil extracts from a clinic/store (maybe a aromatherapist would have them?).

There'll probably be other products with chemicals to help fade the scars.

I'm also thinking you can try exfoliating and finding a lotion/cream with Jojoba/Vitamin E to use. Exfoliating would get rid of any dead skin cells and the cream would help the skin regrow/recover. Don't it every day though. Perhaps once a week or once every three days.

How does the texture of the skin in affect areas feel? It is smooth like the rest of your skin?

Edited by S.Katchi.2, 25 November 2008 - 11:40 AM.


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Posted 25 November 2008 - 11:06 AM

no they're not scars they are just dead cells that stuck in there...

to get rid off it...

use lemon to scrub there...to make it white again ;p

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 08:38 PM

Hmm i think it is pretty normal esp if it is from a blister or something, it happens on the back of your heels for sure beause of your shoes rubbing against it. I think maybe see if you can get something to cover it up if it bugs you or maybe go and see a specialist for skin and see if you can do anyhting about it?

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 09:03 PM

I'm wondering if many of you have scars on your feet left behind by old wounds or blisters, or other reasons, that were caused by the friction between your skin and your shoes/slippers/sandals/heels?


Just live with it. People like for the person you are, not your beauty. If not get plastic surgery if you so concerned about it. If you got the cash it can be fixed. Next topic!

Edited by tammiest, 27 November 2008 - 08:58 PM.
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Posted 26 November 2008 - 01:43 PM

i tried and oinment which is not too bad for my scar and it call colonial dames. No harm to try if u want to.

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 09:16 PM

it looks more like blisters rather than scar to me. How come it looks like tanned red skin? or is it scarred tissue? have u got a brighter close up picture or it? I have heard that if u wear ill-fitting shoes... u might get unsightly bunions and deformed little toes but done know how true that is.

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 06:30 PM

Shae Butter Foot cream should really help your feet. Also, soaking your feet in warm water for 20 minutes and then scrubbing gently with a pumice stone will greatly improve the texture of your feet. Exfoliating the dead skin and moisturizing daily will keep your feet soft and lovely.

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 01:20 AM

it doesnt look lik scars..looks more like bruises..i bot a lot of scar marks on my leg too..dunno how to get rid of it other than just waiting for it to heal on its own..and for me..that takes a lonngggg time....

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 05:26 PM

I'm also thinking you can try exfoliating and finding a lotion/cream with Jojoba/Vitamin E to use. Exfoliating would get rid of any dead skin cells and the cream would help the skin regrow/recover. Don't it every day though. Perhaps once a week or once every three days.

How does the texture of the skin in affect areas feel? It is smooth like the rest of your skin?

Thank you for your advice. :)
the skin is slightly rough compared to the normal skin.

Just live with it. People like for the person you are, not your beauty. If not get plastic surgery if you so concerned about it. If you got the cash it can be fixed. Next topic!

I am not one who goes for plastic surgery as easy as certain people. That is why I posted this topic asking for advices on how to get rid of them. Please mind your words.

Shae Butter Foot cream should really help your feet. Also, soaking your feet in warm water for 20 minutes and then scrubbing gently with a pumice stone will greatly improve the texture of your feet. Exfoliating the dead skin and moisturizing daily will keep your feet soft and lovely.

Thank you for your advice as well :)
May I know what exactly is Shae Butter Foot, and does it really work? Have you tried before? Where can I get it? Thanks in advance!

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 06:02 PM

Thank you for your advice. :)
the skin is slightly rough compared to the normal skin.


I am not one who goes for plastic surgery as easy as certain people. That is why I posted this topic asking for advices on how to get rid of them. Please mind your words.


Thank you for your advice as well :)
May I know what exactly is Shae Butter Foot, and does it really work? Have you tried before? Where can I get it? Thanks in advance!



Oh yes! I have used it and I love it! I live in the U.S. and I buy it at my local Bath & Body Works store. The brand I have is called True Blue Spa. Good luck! Remember moisture is key to healthy skin. Drink water everyday.


edited because I have no rights yet on this forum to post links.

Edited by Syn70, 28 November 2008 - 06:03 PM.


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Posted 28 November 2008 - 06:24 PM

So far I've seen (RARELY) people with bruises like my feet. it's super ugly. cos as you can see from the pics, it's really very very obvious and UGLY :( :down
how do you guys prevent the bruises in the first place?

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 07:46 PM

The marks I had looked very much like yours but with months of skin therapy using the shae butter treatments and exfoliation the skin became lighter. The darkness is from the hardening of the skin. Do your marks have a different feeling then the rest of the skin? That is because the skin got rough from the friction exerted on it by sitting cross legged (on the ankles) and the sandals straps that rub every day because you wear them all the time. You must exfoliate your feet top and bottom every time you bath or shower. Don't forget your knees and elbows too! Also, covering all your skin in sun block to keep the darkening from happening that way too. I promise that you will notice a significant difference HOWEVER; the damage is not 100% reversible. I still have darker skin on my toes (from years of sandal wearing) and my ankles are still a bit darker due to the fact that even at my age I still sit on my foot. :P

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 11:13 PM

A suggestion I have: first off find a solution to the blister causing friction. If you are concerned about improvement then there is nothing worse then to aggravate existing scar tissue. Try using a foot exfoliant & soak your feet to soften then moisture them twice a day at least. Over time this should lighten the scars since you are removing old damaged skin & allowing new to be exposed very very slowly.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 08:12 PM

A suggestion I have: first off find a solution to the blister causing friction.


All these bruises all originated from my footwears! Different footwears give me these bruises!!! Is there any material or shoe design I should avoid? Cos when I'm trying on the new shoes at the store, it still wont cause bruises until I wear them for a whole day or a couple of hours.

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 07:09 PM

u can try mederma , it removes scars really well, im not sure but my frend says it does, she had a scar on her elbow and in lke a few weeks it gradually faded. merderma's only like $20 so it isnt that expensvi. hth

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 05:49 AM

I used to do ice-skating and it would leave me with terrible blisters near my heel - over the years they have faded but I heard VitE works!




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