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“Bachelor” alum Kristina Schulman vulnerably opened up to fans Friday about her struggles with perioral dermatitis (PD), sharing several selfies showcasing the painful, red flare-ups she’s endured while on her journey to healthy skin.
“Raw, emotional, and unfiltered,” she began the caption that accompanied a clip featuring several shots of Schulman over the course of two years.
“After years of quietly dealing with perioral dermatitis (PD) I wanted to open up and share my journey,” she continued. “In late December of 2020 many of you have responded to my IG stories with your own personal struggles and what has helped you to either cope or treat the condition. I listened, researched, and took the advice that seemed fitting for me.”
The 28-year-old went on to share that she first made dietary changes in hopes of it correcting the issue, but the PD “seemed to keep coming back.”
“Nonetheless,” she continued, “I kept up with my dietary changes, introduced an anti-inflammatory diet, I eliminated SLS products, I wash my sheets with Hypoallergenic detergent, I wash my makeup brushes & eliminated makeup products that I sensed may have caused my flare ups, I reserved to using only a gentle cleanser, light moisturizer, and occasional Aquaphor mask… but here we are, still struggling with random flare ups that hurt, itch, burn, feel very dry and tight.”
In May of 2019, the reality show veteran saw a dermatologist who, “suspected my condition to be perioral dermatitis and together we treatment planned my solution.”
That treatment she said “worked for a couple months but not long term, doubt and defeat began to set in.”
However, she remains optimistic.
“I have an appointment scheduled to see my dermatologist, this time I hope to be better prepared and offer some knowledge in return.”
“While I know I am not alone in this or with this condition (which is very tricky to treat since triggers are different for each individual) I hope we can create a community where we can openly share our journey and success stories — in this post I share my journey, by no means is this medical advice,” she concluded.
“Thank you all for the love, the support, and advice that you’ve shared with me 🤍 going to keep you posted.”
Schulman joins Kim Kardashian, Keke Palmer, Cardi B and others who have been transparent with the public about their own troubles with skincare.
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