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Louise Redknapp reveals her battle with pigmentation in holiday selfie

The star has been enjoying the sun

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Sophie Hamilton
Parenting Editor
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Many of us can identify with Louise Redknapp's skincare woes. The former Strictly star shared a brave selfie on her Instagram page on Wednesday, revealing her struggle with pigmentation during the summer months. Showing a close-up snap of her face, the singer went makeup-free for the photo which revealed her freckles and slight pigmentation on her upper lip and around her eyes. Louise wrote: "When the suns out so are the freckles and unfortunately #pigmentation I get asked so much about mine and I just do my best to wear factor every day." We feel for the star but regardless of her skin issues, Louise still looks fab.

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Photo credit: Instagram / Louise Redknapp

The pigmentation Louise speaks of is called Melasma, which is a common skin condition in adults where darker areas of skin appear. According to the British Skin Foundation, pregnancy and hormonal medications or problems can cause pigment-producing cells in the skin to produce too much melanin (pigment). Sun exposure can trigger the condition and it usually affects people with skin that tans easily.

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There was plenty of advice and comments on the subject from Louse's followers, with one telling her: "As a pigmentation sufferer myself I use @heliocareuk. Amazing range of SPF products for all skin types. Also regular skin peels help and medical grade skincare." Another said: "I've started getting that too." Others allayed her worries, with one fan saying: "The freckles make you look younger wear them with pride."

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Louise clearly enjoys a spot of sunbathing, as she has shared pictures from her family holiday during the past week. In one snap we see the singer lying beside a pool in a stunning red swimsuit. In another selfie, the star writes: "Back at working on the tan."

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