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Married At First Sight’s Lizzie Sobinoff opens up about her photosensitivity

Married At First Sight’s Lizzie Sobinoff opens up about her photosensitivity… after revealing she wants to live ‘confidently’ despite her skin battle

Former Married At First Sight star Elizabeth Sobinoff has bravely addressed her battle with skin photosensitivity. 

The influencer, 31, took to Instagram to share confronting photos of the sunburn-like lesions on her scalp caused by her immune system reaction to sunlight. 

Elizabeth, who appeared on season six and seven of the Channel Nine reality show, spoke candidly about the impact photosensitivity has had on her. 

Condition: She shared confronting photos of the sunburn-like lesions on her scalp caused by her immune system reaction to sunlight

Open: Former Married At First Sight star Elizabeth Sobinoff (left) has bravely addressed her battle with skin photosensitivity, sharing confronting photos of the sunburn-like lesions on her scalp caused by her immune system reaction to sunlight (right)

‘I’m not showing you this to ask for advice, I’m not showing you this to have sympathy,’ she wrote. 

‘I am showing you this because this is something that happens to me. It is crappy, I hate it, but I want to be like “crappy things happen to all of us”.

‘I’m bringing some confidence to it.’ 

Brace: 'I'm not showing you this to ask for advice, I'm not showing you this to have sympathy,' she wrote on Instagram

Brace: ‘I’m not showing you this to ask for advice, I’m not showing you this to have sympathy,’ she wrote on Instagram

Health issue: Photosensitivity is an extreme sensitivity to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun and other light sources, according to Healthline

Health issue: Photosensitivity is an extreme sensitivity to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun and other light sources, according to Healthline 

Painful: Lizzie said many people remark on her hair extensions without realising they are there to provide an extra layer of protection from the sun

Painful: Lizzie said many people remark on her hair extensions without realising they are there to provide an extra layer of protection from the sun 

Photosensitivity is an extreme sensitivity to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun and other light sources, according to Healthline.

Lizzie said it’s important to remember people have ‘s**t’ going on behind closed doors, even if their issues aren’t immediately obvious.

She said many people remark on her hair extensions without realising they are there to provide an extra layer of protection from the sun.

Autoimmune condition: Elizabeth has spoken about the condition before, but for the most part keeps her battle with photosensitivity off social media

Autoimmune condition: Elizabeth has spoken about the condition before, but for the most part keeps her battle with photosensitivity off social media

‘I see the extension comments… I’ve said this so many times, my scalp is photosensitive, light makes it unbearable,’ she wrote. 

‘[The extensions] act like a hat, majority of the time I also wear a hat as well.’ 

Elizabeth has spoken about the condition before, but for the most part keeps her battle with photosensitivity off social media. 

It's official! The reality star is dating Sydney field service engineer Alexander Vega (right)

It’s official! The reality star is dating Sydney field service engineer Alexander Vega (right)

Lizzie was applauded by her followers for talking about the issue so publicly.

She previously told Who magazine she has been ‘completely sober’ since the age of 24 because alcohol can trigger her autoimmune disease.

The reality star is dating Sydney field service engineer Alexander Vega.

She was previously in a relationship with Seb Guilhaus, her groom from the 2020 season of Married At First Sight. 

Case of the ex: She was previously in a relationship with Seb Guilhaus (right), her groom from the 2020 season of Married At First Sight

Case of the ex: She was previously in a relationship with Seb Guilhaus (right), her groom from the 2020 season of Married At First Sight

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