‘I’ve been so embarrassed about it’: Sam Faiers reveals she has secretly battled cystic acne for two years after flare-up when breastfeeding daughter Rosie
Sam Faiers has spoken out about her secret battle with cystic acne.
The reality star, 29, took to Instagram on Tuesday to share photos of her skin during a particularly bad flare-up, triggered after breastfeeding her daughter Rosie, now two.
Sam explained she has suffered from the condition, which occurs when cysts form deep underneath the skin, for the past few years and hid behind filters and make-up because she felt ‘so embarrassed’.
‘I’ve been so embarrassed’: Sam Faiers has spoken out about her secret battle with cystic acne
In a lengthy post, Sam wrote: ‘I’ve been really nervous about posting this picture. The last few years I’ve been very quiet about the fact that I’ve been suffering with adult acne – in my case, it was hormonal.
‘After breastfeeding Rosie, my skin just broke out and I couldn’t get it under control. I tried absolutely everything.
‘It felt like the more I was doing to stop it, the worse it became.
Love the skin your in: The reality star, 29, took to Instagram on Tuesday to share photos of her skin during a particularly bad flare-up and after treatment (pictured)
Sam explained she has suffered from the skin condition for the past few years and hid behind filters and make-up because she felt ‘so embarrassed’
‘I’ve been so embarrassed about it and have used filters on Instagram to try and hide it. I would always edit and smooth my skin in pictures and I definitely wouldn’t leave the house without makeup.’
Searching for treatment, Sam said she started to use collagen skincare products for their anti-ageing qualities but ‘soon noticed a dramatic reduction in breakouts along with my skin becoming firmer, lines reducing and my skin feeling more hydrated’.
The Mummy Diaries star revealed it prompted her to create her own skincare brand, Revive Collagen, which launches on Friday.
Distressing: ‘After breastfeeding Rosie, my skin just broke out and I couldn’t get it under control. I tried absolutely everything’, Sam said
She continued: ‘Over the past two years, I’ve been working with some of the UK’s top laboratories to bring to the market a uniquely formulated skincare brand that delivers real results.
‘Ladies, this a game changing product and I’ve never felt more passionate about something.’
It comes after the former TOWIE revealed she will not be returning to The Only Way Is Essex for the ITVBe show’s 10-year anniversary special in October.
Sam, who has two children Rosie and Paul, four, told The Sun: ‘I won’t be getting involved because, to be honest, it’s like I’m at a completely different stage in my life now.
‘I don’t even know what I would do on there any more.’
The blonde beauty was just 19 years old when the show first aired on 10 October 2010, and she admitted that she had nothing to lose at the time.
During her stint, Sam was an integral character, having a love triangle storyline with Lothario Mark Wright and his on-off girlfriend of nine years, Lauren Goodger.
The reality star then went on to date Joey Essex after Mark announced his engagement to Lauren, and ended up becoming engaged herself to Joey, 30.
However it wasn’t meant to be and the pair split up on the show in 2013.
Moved on: It comes after the former TOWIE revealed she will not be returning to TOWIE for the ITVBe show’s 10-year anniversary special (pictured with Mark Wright and Amy Childs in 2010)