Maura Higgins has turned to medical help for her skin as she shows off ‘crazy flare up’ on her face

Maura Higgins says she has turned to medical help after ‘suffering with her skin for over a year’ as she shows off ‘crazy flare up’ on her face

Maura Higgins revealed she is suffering with perioral dermatitis and has turned to medical help after getting a painful rash on her face on Sunday. 

The former Love Island beauty, 32, opened up about the skin disorder, which she has been suffering from for over a year, on Instagram. 

The reality star shared a number of snaps showcasing her red raw skin and said she is booked in to see a dermatologist in February.

Opening up: Maura Higgins revealed she is suffering with perioral dermatitis and has turned to medical help after getting a painful rash on her face on Sunday

Opening up: Maura Higgins revealed she is suffering with perioral dermatitis and has turned to medical help after getting a painful rash on her face on Sunday

Perioral dermatitis is a skin disorder which presents a rash around the mouth and can cause redness, small bumps, scaling and itching. 

In an Instagram Q&A, she discussed the ‘crazy flare up’ after a fan asked her about her skincare routine. 

She penned: ‘Unfortunately I have been suffering with my skin the past couple of weeks. The acne has been occurring for a full year now (only on my chin area), which makes me think it’s hormonal.

Wow: The former Love Island beauty, 32, opened up about the skin disorder, which presents a rash around the mouth and can cause redness, small bumps, scaling and itching, on Instagram

Wow: The former Love Island beauty, 32, opened up about the skin disorder, which presents a rash around the mouth and can cause redness, small bumps, scaling and itching, on Instagram 

'Crazy flare up': The reality star shared a number of snaps showcasing her red raw skin and said she is booked in to see a dermatologist in February after suffering for over a year

‘Crazy flare up’: The reality star shared a number of snaps showcasing her red raw skin and said she is booked in to see a dermatologist in February after suffering for over a year

‘However, I am seeing a great dermatologist in February about this. During this crazy flare up I started to get a very red bumpy rash around my mouth.

‘After a few days of research I discovered something called perioral dermatitis and after seeing my doctor he has confirmed that!’

‘He prescribed me an oral antibiotic and a cream but I have chosen not to take the oral antibiotic because as we all know it just ruins your gut health so I have been trying loads of different creams.’ 

The Irish model asked for help and was left shocked by the number of fans who also suffer from the same condition.

'I cannot believe how common this is': The Irish model asked for help and was left shocked by the number of fans who also suffer from the same condition

‘I cannot believe how common this is’: The Irish model asked for help and was left shocked by the number of fans who also suffer from the same condition

She continued: ‘I cannot believe how common this is and how I have never heard of it before but if anyone else is suffering with this and wants to know what I have been using please let me know as I would be happy to share.’

Maura tried to use the prescribed treatments but quickly swapped to over the counter products after the recommended ones made her skin even more dry. 

She added: ‘So my doctor prescribed me Metronidazole and I used this for one day (twice a day), I woke up and my skin was severely dry and flaking.

Maura tried to use the prescribed treatments but quickly swapped to over the counter products after the recommended ones made her skin even more dry

Maura tried to use the prescribed treatments but quickly swapped to over the counter products after the recommended ones made her skin even more dry

‘I stopped using it immediately and I am now trying this La Roche-Posay. I’ve already noticed a difference especially with the dryness so I’m going to continue this to see how my skin responds.

‘I just cannot believe how many of you are suffering with perioral dermatitis.’

Despite the irritated skin, Maura uploaded a close-up photo of her face and joked: ‘I’ve got what looks like a nappy rash on my face’. 

It comes after Maura showed off her enviable abs as she shared a post-workout snapto her Instagram on Sunday morning.

She looked ripped as she lifted her top and gave followers a glimpse of her impressive stomach.

The Irish model is no stranger to flaunting her figure and shared plenty of racy bikini snaps soaking up the sun on a number of lavish getaways throughout 2022.

Ripped: It comes after Maura showed off her enviable abs as she shared a post-workout snap to her Instagram on Sunday morning

Ripped: It comes after Maura showed off her enviable abs as she shared a post-workout snap to her Instagram on Sunday morning

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