Fitness Blogger Wants To 'Normalise Eczema' With Honest Instagram Posts

It's so easy to believe that Instagram models have the perfect lives, however one fitness blogger is keen to show that even the Insta-famous should celebrate their imperfections.

Karina Irby has eczema and instead of editing it out of her pictures, she chooses to share her skin condition with her 906k Instagram followers.

The swimwear model says her goal for 2018 is 'normalising eczema' as up to one in three people are affected by it.

She told her followers: "One of my goals this year is to create normality to a few seriously common things people worldwideare dealing with day to day.

"I want to help love and support other angry skin suffers that are covering up, feeling self conscious and even being bullied that they're not alone.

"I've been there, and I'm still dealing and accepting my skin every single day."

Karina has even used her platform to share tips for managing her condition, in the hopes of helping other sufferers.

In another post she told her followers: "I hope by me showing off my experience I can help shed a little light for others who are suffering."


Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Karina

Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Junior Journalist at PRETTY52. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the team in 2017. Contact her on

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