Stephanie Davis has revealed her painful skin condition, which has left her with ‘weeping wounds’.
The Hollyoaks actress, 29, took to Instagram to tell her followers about the ‘sore’ rash that has stopped her from wanting to leave her house.
She said: ‘So you’ve all been asking me for updates on my skin but I’ve not really wanted to share what a look like with you all because it’s so bad – I’ve put a filter on now because I feel so embarrassed and I’m hiding away really.’
Ouch! Stephanie Davis has revealed her painful skin condition, which has left her with ‘weeping wounds’
‘It’s come up all over my body in different places, I’ve just myself to bits scratching.
‘I don’t like you all seeing me like this but this is topical withdrawal or steroid withdrawal which I’m just trying to go through the process.’
She continued: ‘I’ve been a bit stressed and it’s not made it any better, it’s made it worse.
‘Just when will there be a day free with my skin, days go by and it’s getting worse before it gets better.
Embarrassed: The Hollyoaks actress, 29, took to Instagram to tell her followers about the ‘sore’ rash that has stopped her from wanting to leave her house
‘I just don’t want to leave the house and stuff.’
Stephanie showed pictures of her raw inflamed skin and the weeping cracks, admitting it was making her feel ‘depressed’.
She said: ‘I can’t wait to get dressed up and put tan on and not f***ing picking skin from under my nails and leaving a trail wherever I go.
‘I am sick of itching, it is so sore all over. I don’t want to go anywhere, I don’t want to go out of the house, my eyes are all tight and sore underneath.’
Stephanie later uploaded a video on Thursday saying her face had become so tight she couldn’t move it.
Wounds: Stephanie showed pictures of her raw inflamed skin and the weeping cracks, admitting it was making her feel ‘depressed’
She said: ‘I just feel really embarrassed of my skin at the moment, I feel really ugly.’
She admitted: ‘I just don’t want to leave the house like this. I’ve just had enough. It’s just really getting me down. Just want to look me again and put makeup and tan on.
‘I’m not sleeping in the night because the itch is so bad that I just want to drag my skin.’
‘Just don’t feel attractive, just feel like an absolute ugly fat horrible mess.’
Sore: Stephanie later uploaded a video on Thursday saying her face had become so tight she couldn’t move it
Earlier this year, Stephanie spoke about her condition, telling OK! magazine: ‘The issue started in August last year, on reflection it was stress that started it all up. I’ve noticed now if I get very stressed my skin flares up.
‘I had tried everything from over-the-counter creams to prescribed steroid creams, which made my skin 10 times worse and my skin 10 times drier and more irritated.
‘I even tried smothering my face and chest Greek yoghurt to help cool my skin from the awful burning, I just wanted to dunk my whole face in a bucket of something to relieve the pain.’
The star explained how at one point her skin became so ‘tight and crusty’ and started shedding ‘like a snake’.
It comes after she confirmed her new romance with Joseph Mckalroy, 25. earlier this year, just weeks after splitting with her ex Oliver Tasker.
Loved-up: It comes after she confirmed her new romance with Joseph Mckalroy, 25. earlier this year, just weeks after splitting with her ex Oliver Tasker
The Big Brother contestant carried a clashing hot pink velvet shoulder bag and added a pair of nude stiletto heels.
She wore her raven tresses in a sleek high ponytail to display a chunky pair of gold earrings.
Joseph opted for a sauve all-black ensemble consisting of a shirt with stars embellished on the collar and chino trousers.
Stephanie’s new love interest comes after she suffered a devastating miscarriage in September.
The actress split from her bike shop worker boyfriend Oliver last month, deleting all traces of him from social media.
She referred to their romance as her ‘last relationship’, in a now-deleted Instagram post.
The actress – who went ‘Instagram official’ with Oliver just seven months ago – has endured an incredibly difficult 2021, after experiencing a miscarriage in September.
A source close to Stephanie told The Sun: ‘Steph is a strong, independent woman and is the one who decided to move on from Oliver.
‘They had a great six months together but it just wasn’t working out.
‘There were some issues with trust and Steph respects herself too much to feel like she should stay in a relationship that isn’t working.’
It’s over! Stephanie split from her bike shop worker boyfriend Oliver last month, removing all traces of him from social media
It comes after Stephanie revealed her ‘blood started to boil’ when she discovered her stalker left presents for her son Caben.
The star has had a tough time in recent months as she was tormented by the obsessed fan who sent her gifts.
Speaking on Monday’s episode of This Morning, Stephanie detailed how the stalker, 43-year-old Alex Boston, was convinced they should be together.
The actress said: ‘As soon as he mentioned Caben – and he left presents for Caben – my blood started to boil. I was really scared.
‘I was a single mum, living at home on my own – petrifying. I had to leave my home with Caben – our safe place was violated.’
Interview: It comes after Stephanie revealed her ‘blood started to boil’ when she discovered her stalker left presents for her son Caben, five
In her first TV interview about the terrifying experience, Stephanie told hosts Phillip Schofield and Rochelle Humes it started in March last year.
She said: ‘There were daffodils left outside my drive. That was the first time it started. My little boy Caben saw them and said, “Mummy, can we take them inside?”
‘And I didn’t think anything of it, so I let him put them in the plant pot. Now, on reflection, if he was watching me, he [the stalker] saw that as a sign of acceptance and it just carried on.’
She added: ‘The daffodils kept coming back. I started checking my Instagram messages, I never really look in my requests.
‘Then I started to see fake accounts, constant. I can’t tell you how many there were. I’d block them and he’d make another one. There were lengthy messages and disturbing, that’s when I started to notice.’
Terrifying: The TV personality has had a tough time in recent months as she was tormented by the obsessed fan who sent her gifts
Phillip said the stalker was sending Stephanie seven-page letters and then Stephanie caught him on CCTV.
She revealed: ‘My whole routine was disturbed. In my mum’s house were my brothers, my dad, my nan because she’s got dementia….
‘I was in bed with my mum one night, with Caben in another bed another night, it was horrible, not being able to go to your home or just to get clothes.
‘I was literally looking over my shoulder. Every time the wind blew, I was constantly filled with anxiety.’
Phillip asked what it does to your head and Stephanie replied: ‘Terrible, terrible. I think it definitely had a big impact to my mental health.
Ordeal: Speaking on Monday’s episode of This Morning, Stephanie detailed how the stalker, 43-year-old Alex Boston, was convinced they should be together
‘I struggle with my mental health anyway, but when that happened my anxiety was through the roof.
‘I was constantly having panic attacks, I couldn’t sleep, I was up and kept checking in on Caben, panicking, imagining he wasn’t there, going through all those motions.’
On how her stalker managed to get away with it for so long, Stephanie said: ‘The police were checking the letters in forensics and there were no fingerprints on there.
‘He’d worn gloves and he put a blocker to the cameras on the street, so it cut out when he walked past… I felt like I was in The Bodyguard. It was like living in a horror film.’
Phillip asked how he was caught and Stephanie explained: ‘One of the letters, he messed up and left a fingerprint.’
The actress said: ‘As soon as he mentioned Caben – and he left presents for Caben – my blood started to boil. I was really scared’
And on Boston being convicted to 28 weeks in prison, Stephanie said, ‘I feel relieved. I slept for the first time in a long time.
‘I still think it’ll take a while… even when I left my house yesterday, I’ve got a rustley plant at the end of my drive and it [scared me].’
The actress’ stalker, Alex Boston, pleaded guilty on November 12 to stalking Stephanie, however he failed to turn up to sentencing on December 22.
Stephanie previously told how she first noticed that someone was watching her when a delivery of handpicked daffodils was left outside the home where she lives with her son.
At first, Stephanie brushed off any harrowing thoughts and thought maybe her mother Pauline Davis had left the flowers outside her door.
Scary: In her first TV interview about the terrifying experience, Stephanie told hosts Phillip Schofield and Rochelle Humes it started in March last year
However after Pauline confirmed she was not the gift giver and more presents began to arrive at the property, Stephanie began to worry.
Talking about some of the gifts received, Stephanie told the Mirror: ‘He left a big bag of stuff that obviously he picked for me. What freaked me out was there was a little leopard print number – on reflection it makes me feel sick – as I thought he obviously looked at that, gone out and got it, and thought that it would look good on me.
Stephanie said that she knew the person leaving the gifts was the same culprit, because they continued to leave bunches of daffodils with the gifts.
One present was a plant, which was accompanied by a message which read: ‘grow this to grow our love.’, while making declarations of love and admitting that he wanted to be a father to her son Caben.
Creepy: The gifts continued to arrive for Stephanie but the stalker would also bring gifts for her son Caben
Stephanie, who was in a relationship with Oliver at the time, asked her then boyfriend if he was sending the gifts – however she said he seemed offended and confirmed that it wasn’t him either.
The gifts left Stephanie feeling paranoid and she began to question whether it was someone she knew in her local area, including a man who had repeatedly been asking her out on a date.
A CPS spokesman said: ‘Between April 2020 and July 2021, Boston stalked Ms Davis by bombarding her with messages via social media, delivering letters and gifts, and loitering outside her home address.’
Boston, of Moreton in Wirral, Merseyside, was identified through his Instagram account and fingerprint evidence on the letters, the CPS said.
When his address was searched more letters intended for Stephanie were found.
Caught: Phillip asked how he was caught and Stephanie explained: ‘One of the letters, he messed up and left a fingerprint’