Danielle Lloyd has hit back at cruel trolls who have said she “looks dirty” and “needs a good wash” due to a skin condition she has developed during pregnancy, leaving her with dark patches on her face.
Mum of three Danielle shared an Instagram selfie with no make-up on, alongside a photo of her on her recent babymoon to Monte Carlo.
Captioning the post, Danielle said: “Absolutely disgusted at some of the comments about my skin!!! ‘I look filthy’ I look dirty ‘I need a good wash’ well you should all be ashamed of yourselves my skin is like this cos I have melasma (pregnancy mask) it can’t be helped it’s hormonal and am not ashamed of it a lot of pregnant women get it. Again some horrible trolls think it’s ok to put down a pregnant women well it’s not!! I use factor 50 on my face and still get it! These trolls need to be educated am not ashamed to show the real me.”
You look beautiful mama, good for you!
The British Association of Dermatologists explains on their website:
Melasma, also called ‘chloasma’ and ‘pregnancy mask’, is a common skin condition of adults in which light to dark brown or greyish patches of pigmentation develop mainly on facial skin. It is more common in women, especially pregnant women, and people with darker skin-types who live in sunny climates. However, it can also affect men (10% of patients) and any race. Melasma usually becomes more noticeable in the summer and improves during the winter months. It is not an infection therefore it is not contagious and it is not due to an allergy. It is not cancerous and will not develop into skin cancer.
The exact cause is not known, but several factors can contribute. These include pregnancy, hormonal drugs such as the oral contraceptive pill, and medical conditions that affect hormone levels. Sunshine and the use of sun-beds can make the tendency to melasma worse.