Abbey Clancy shares ‘scary’ hair loss and skin pigmentation she suffered during pregnancy

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Abbey Clancy may always manage to look unfathomably gorgeous even while looking after four young children, but the model admits she looked less than glowing during her pregnancies.

Abbey, 35, has opened up about suffering with severe morning sickness and skin sensitivity while pregnant with all four of her and husband Peter Crouch’s children, revealing that even washing powder would make her come out in rashes.

And for the Britain’s Next Top Model presenter, pregnancy also brought with it some other unexpected – and unwelcome – physical side effects: pigmentation and postpartum hair loss.

“I had a lot of hair loss,” Abbey tells OK!. “It does grow back, but when clumps of hair fall out when you’re washing it, it’s quite terrifying. I had three kids in four years, so I felt like I had no hair left by the end!

“It was super damaging to my confidence, and it’s so scary for any woman going through that.”

Fortunately the model found a solution to help her hair woes – and it’s an absolute bargain.

“My miracle product for hair loss is castor oil,” says Abbey. “It only costs a few pounds, and it really works. Rub it on your scalp and eyelashes at night. People pay a fortune for lash serums, but castor oil has worked miracles for me.”

Abbey also experienced another common beauty concern during pregnancy – skin pigmentation.

“It began about 10 years ago when I was pregnant with my first daughter, Sophia,” Abbey says. “It was quite damaging to my self-confidence – I felt like I always had to wear makeup to cover it up.”

But Abbey has found a good value solution for this, too. “I’ve been using Nivea Cellular Luminous360 Anti-Dark Spot Serum, £19.99 here, and Day Fluid SPF50, £17.99 here, and I’ve noticed a significant difference – the colour of the pigmentation has definitely faded.

“I like how lightweight they both feel, and that they’re suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin. The day cream contains an SPF50 too, so you don’t have to worry about that, and they’re a great price.”

Abbey admits she hasn’t always been so diligent about applying sun protection, though. “I used to lie and fry in baby oil in the sun,” she confesses. “But now I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’m never going to be this bronzed goddess. Now I will gladly sit in the shade, with SPF on – and maybe just put a bit of fake tan on every now and then.”

And are there any other top beauty tips Abbey can give to help busy mums look and feel their best?

“Eye masks are a really good quick fix – cheap or expensive, they all do the same job, to be honest; they add hydration around the eyes and make you feel a little less tired.” (OK! loves 111SKIN Sub-Zero De-puffing Eye Mask, £12 here)

“And some sunglasses to hide the eye bags!”

We hear you, Abbey!

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