Kate Ferdinand admits she was ‘scared’ to post skin pictures as she opens up on melasma

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Former TOWIE star Kate Ferdinand has taken to her Instagram stories to thank fans for their messages after she opened up about being ‘scared’ to post pictures of her skin as she suffers with melasma.

In response to her post where she shared her facial pigmentation struggles with fans, and admitted the skin condition has left her ‘so insecure’, the reality star, 30, has now posted again to thank fans who took to the post to support her and share their own struggles with melasma.

She said: “Thank you so much for all of your messages on my recent post, I really didn’t realise how many of you have pigmentation/melasma too!”

She continued: “Honestly, I was so scared to post this but again, you have all shown me how sharing our insecurities and not so perfect moments can bring us together & prove social media can be a positive place at times.”

Kate, who married football legend Rio Ferdinand last year, shared the candid snap of herself recently wearing no make up with her 1.4 million fans.

“Me without makeup. For the last few years, even with SPF50 and a hat, as soon as the sun comes out my face looks like a patch work,” she captions the barefaced selfie.

“I always feel so insecure about it and it really does get me down, I try to cover it at all costs.”

The star, who gave birth to her first child Cree late last year, went onto explain that she felt the need to be “perfect” for most of her life, but is now fed up of having “crazy, unrealistic expectations”.

Kate’s celeb pals and Instagram followers were quick to show their support, and to thank the new mum for sharing her imperfections so openly.

Love Island’s Megan Barton-Hanson said: “Babe you’re unreal and always have been, ever since I first saw you on TV. I love how open you’re being, so brave.”

Fellow new mum Dani Dyer praised Kate as well, saying: “I’m so going through this right now. So glad you’ve shared this.”

“I get trolled all the time for my pigmentation. It gets worse with pregnancy. Thank you for sharing and showing it’s normal,” mum-of-three Danielle Lloyd commented.

Other followers had similar stories about struggling with pigmentation throughout their lives, with many noting pregnancy worsened the look of the patches.

“I’m so happy you shared this! This happens to me and everyone always asks,” one fan shares.

“So refreshing to come across someone being normal,” another praised.

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