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Saira Khan opens up about her anxiety-inducing skin condition as she poses in a bikini on holiday

She looks incredible!

Harriet Keane

Loose Women star Saira Khan has taken a break from her panellist role this week whilst she enjoys a sun-filled holiday with her family of four. The 49-year-old has been posting a variety of body confident snaps whilst soaking in the summer rays showcasing her incredible figure. 

On Monday, Saira posted a very different kind of bikini Instagram post. Posting a collage of bikini pictures the mum-of-two opened up about suffering from a variety of skin conditions over the years: "Never in my dreams did I ever think that after suffering with skin disorders most of my teenage and young adult life I would ever be able to show off my skin as I did on this holiday."

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The TV presenter revealed the brutal truth of dealing with the skin conditions, writing: "I can’t tell you the amount of anxious years I have spent carefully choosing what clothes to wear because my skin was red raw, bloody or inflamed due to the amount of scratching that I did."

Allowing a rare insight into her battle with various skin disorders such as psoriasis, Saira admitted: "Nobody really appreciates skin disorders because they are not threatening - but when you have psoriasis, eczema, sensitive skin or vitiligo no one really understands how this can knock your confidence and affect your mental health."

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She continued to explain how she learnt to make peace with her conditions with "years of self-care, dedication and patience" and that despite having scars and "not so perfect skin, I am finally happy and confident to wear what I like and not be ashamed of my skin." Her post lead to many of her followers thanking her for the admission, one writing: "Yesss you should be so proud and well done for inspiring others xx," and another simply commenting: "Thanks for sharing this." You go, girl! 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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During her idyllic holiday with her family, Saira tried her best to perfect her best 'Amanda Holden pose'. Posing aside a swimming pool with her head thrown back Saira wrote: "My kids are dying of embarrassment of me trying to copy a @noholdenback pose - but I don’t care! There’s no such thing as KHAN’T." Receiving a large amount of positive feedback, one Instagram user commented: 'I'm sure many a lady will be doing a 'Saira Khan' at the pool in future." We couldn't agree more. Saira, you are looking fab!