You’re So Vein

Portrait of a smiling woman relaxing by poolThe warm weather may have most of us are rejoicing, but those of us with unsightly veins on our legs are a little more ambivalent. According to Web MD, there as many as 30-60% American adults with varicose or spider veins. It’s an extremely common problem, but that offers minimal comfort when you’re turning down trips to the pool or spending your vacation hiding behind an oversized beach towel.

Fortunately, there are a number of treatment options available, the most well-known of which is sclerotherapy. Womenshealth.gov describes sclerotherapy as an outpatient procedure in which the doctor injects a liquid chemical into the vein, causing the vein walls to swell, stick together and swell shut. “This stops the flow of blood, and the vein turns into scar tissue. In a few weeks, the vein should fade.”

Other treatment options include compression stockings, which press down on the veins to reduce discomfort while increasing blood flow; surface laser treatments; and for very large varicose veins, surgical ligation, during which the veins are tied shut and removed altogether.

While compression stockings are relatively inexpensive, their efficacy is limited. Laser treatment and sclerotherapy can ultimately cost thousands of dollars, depending on how many sessions are needed. And surgery is often an expensive last resort.

For people who are embarrassed by the appearance of spider or varicose veins but don’t necessarily need to take such drastic measures, the right concealer is the perfect solution! Smart Cover Concealing Crème hides veins and other skin imperfections on the legs (and everywhere else on the body), and it’s completely waterproof.

There is no need to worry about “sweating off” your concealer, and with a little Smart Cover, you can even enjoy a swim. Your Concealing Crème will stay on until you’re ready to take it off. So get out there and enjoy the warm weather. You’ve got Smart Cover!

Do You Have Scars?

heatherA scar can leave an emotional mark as well a visible, physical one. Some people have scars caused by serious injuries, major surgery or even chronic diseases such as lupus. Scars can serve as a daily reminder of a traumatic event. In some cases, the presence of the scar itself is distressing.

Writes psychologist Patricia Price: “Society places a great deal of importance on how we look. While scars are considered desirable in some societies and may even be inflicted deliberately, in the majority of cultures this is not the case.”

Some people prefer to bare their scars proudly, as symbolic badges of courage representing challenges they’ve overcome. That kind of self-acceptance is truly admirable; it’s a beautiful thing to see people feeling comfortable in their own skin. As Kitty Dimbleby explains for the Daily Mail, “My battle wounds show the world what I have survived…”

For those who want to retain the option to conceal their scars, Smart Cover has the tools for complete coverage, so everyone can feel confident. Smart Cover’s Concealing Crème provides opaque, long-lasting coverage with a natural-looking matte finish. It’s waterproof, so even if you go for a swim in the ocean, the Concealing Crème will stay on until you’re ready for it to come off.

Living with scars looks different for everybody, whether it’s how you got your scar to how you feel about letting the world see it. What we all have in common is the universal desire to feel like our true selves, and not to be defined by one superficial trait. We all deserve to feel beautiful and we are all entitled to find our own path to get there.

If concealing a scar (or any other skin imperfection) makes you feel like your best you, Smart Cover has exactly what you’re looking for!

The Many Faces of Smart Cover

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With over 35 years in the cosmetics industry, Smart Cover has led the way when it comes to camouflaging various skin imperfections. Our concealers have been used by customers all over the world to hide flaws ranging from vascular birthmarks to acne scars, vitiligo, dark eye circles and other skin issues.

For transgender women (women who are transitioning from male to female), Smart Cover’s Concealing Crème can cover stubble on the face, leaving the appearance of a smooth, matte finish. Even with hormone therapy, it is often a long road before the growth of facial hair stops completely, and camouflage cosmetics such as Smart Cover help transitioning women to feel confident and beautiful, with coverage and staying power above and beyond that of ordinary makeup.

According to Rachel Lubitz for Mic.com, cosmetics are more than just esteem boosters for many in the transgender community. She reports that makeup can be an important aspect of accepting and embracing a new gender identity. One transgender woman interviewed by Lubitz credited makeup with helping her to finally see her true self in the mirror. There can also be safety considerations. “For some women,” writes Lubitz, “‘Passing,’ or being easily recognized as their chosen gender, means life or death, and makeup just makes that process a little bit easier.”

Smart Cover has a range of products to help our customers feel like their best selves, whether they’re hiding skin flaws with our Perfect Touch Camouflage Crème, or accentuating their best features with our Believable Bronzer or Two-in-One Glow Stick. When you look in the mirror, you deserve to love what you see, and Smart Cover is dedicated to helping you experience that every day. Check out our tutorial videos to learn more about how to make the most of your Smart Cover cosmetics.