Olivia Bowen has posed topless as she opened up about her struggle with psosiasis.
The Love Island star shared a series of candid snaps to her Instagram Stories on Wednesday, where she revealed she had been suffering with Guttate psoriasis since she was 17.
The 27-year-old admitted she wanted young girls to accept their bodies, and warned them that not everything is how it appears to be on social media.
She wrote: “It’s like this over about 50% of my body now, it’s actually now that bad right now in comparison to what I had at 17.
“It’s been spreading over my body everyday I wake up for the past week – which it’ll continue to do until the patches are large around 3/5cm each and cover more like 85% of my body.
“It flares up after I’m ill or really stressed. Unless I stand in direct light and close to the camera you can’t see it on photos. My skin has been like this for a week or so now and you can’t tell in my normal photos.
“PLEASE this is a reminder to take photographs on Instagram with a pinch of salt. Lighting, angles – all diffuse skin blemishes,” the reality star added.
“I really hope that seeing this makes you feel more accepted in your skin/body, because god knows when I was 17 and was covered in head to toe on my girls holiday – I could of used it.
“Psoriasis is normal. It’s OK. I’m with you. God knows it’s annoying but it’s OK! Unless my photos are super clear and up close – you can’t even see it.
“So let this be a reminder to you that posed pics on Insta aren’t as clear as they seem! I won’t let you guys think how I thought back when I had it at 17.”