Helen Flanagan shares close-up snap of her hormonal acne as she thanks fans for advice

Helen Flanagan has shared a close-up snap of her facial acne as she thanked her followers for their skincare advice. 

The actress, 30, had asked on social media for help in treating hormonal acne which she said she has suffered from after each of her three pregnancies.

The former Coronation Street star, who welcomed son Charlie two months ago, posted a photo of her cheek with acne visible.

Helen Flanagan shares close-up snap of her hormonal acne as she thanks fans for advice

Candid: Helen Flanagan shared a close-up snap of her facial acne on Instagram on Wednesday as she thanked her followers for their skincare advice

She wrote: ‘Thank you so much for all the advice on hormonal acne.

‘When my acne returns (it has eventually after each baby) I will share and be honest with what works.’ 

Along with Charlie, Helen and her fiancé Scott Sinclair are also parents to Matilda, five, and Delilah, two. 

Helen previously teared up while discussing her battles with acne during her 2012 stint on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

Motherhood: The actress gave birth to son Charlie just two months ago and is enjoying some downtime with her family after opting to stay in the UK for a post-pandemic holiday

Motherhood: The actress, 30, had asked on social media for help in treating hormonal acne which she said she has suffered from after each of her three pregnancies (pictured with two-month-old son Charlie)

Fellow campmate Eric Bristow said the star’s skin problem could be caused by her sweet tooth, leading to her tearing up in the Bush Telegraph.

She said: ‘I’m really sensitive about my skin. I know it sounds really stupid and I can’t believe I’m crying, it just really gets to me because I feel conscious enough because I haven’t got any makeup.’

Helen previously took strong acne medication but had to stop taking it to have children with Scott.

Back in 2014, she said: ‘I’ve been on some really strong acne medication but I’ve just come off it because I’m ready to start trying for a baby with Scott. 

Emotional: Helen previously teared up while discussing her battles with acne during her 2012 stint on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

Emotional: Helen previously teared up while discussing her battles with acne during her 2012 stint on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

Helen recently enjoyed a UK staycation with Scott and their children.

The TV star shared plenty of snaps of their Cornish getaway on Instagram, and floored fans on Sunday when she and her daughters posed in matching pink gingham swimsuits.

Showing off her sensational post-baby figure in a two piece bikini, Helen’s followers rushed to the comment section of her post to express their disbelief over the fact she’d only welcomed a son eight weeks ago, with one sweetly asking: ‘How do you look that amazing so soon?’

Wow! Helen clearly loves to match with her brood and shared this other picture on social media earlier in the week

Wow: Helen recently enjoyted a staycation with her family and wowed Instagram fans on Sunday when she showed off her post-baby body 8 weeks after giving birth

The blonde beauty wore her hair swept back into a bun for the snap and looked radiant without a spot of make-up on.

Both of her little girls were sporting big grins on their faces.

Love Island’s Kendall Rae Knight was one of the first to leave a gushing comment, writing: ‘The cutestttt! & your bod after having 3 kids is a joke.’

Another of Helen’s followers said: ‘You look amazing, wish my tummy went back as quickly as yours,’ with a third echoing: ‘Did you not give birth just 2 days ago lol?’

A fourth told Helen: ‘You look amazing, wish my tummy went back as quickly as yours.’

Floored: Helen's followers rushed to the comment section of her post to express their disbelief that she'd only welcomed a son two months ago

Floored: Helen’s followers rushed to the comment section of her post to express their disbelief that she’d only welcomed a son two months ago

Another social media user commented: ‘How is it even possible to look that amazing?’   

Helen and her family enjoyed a staycation in Falmouth, Cornwall over the weekend. 

On Saturday, the mother-of-three was glowing as she nestled up to her daughter Delilah in an off-duty snap shared on Instagram. 

Glowing: Helen looked radiant as she took to Instagram to share pics from her family staycation to Cornwall on Saturday

Glowing: Helen looked radiant as she took to Instagram to share pics from her family staycation to Cornwall on Saturday

In a snap with the whole brood, Helen balanced Delilah on her shoulders, while Scott carried Matilda as they strolled through the streets. 

The girls looked adorable in baby blue dresses as they grinned on their parents shoulders. 

Getting the latest addition to the family in on the action, Helen also shared an adorable picture of baby Charlie wearing a blue and white stripe top in his high chair. 

Not to be outdone on the cuteness factor, Delilah posed in a solo snap wearing a hilarious yellow duck outfit and wellies.   

Family fun: In a snap with the whole brood, Helen balanced Delilah on her shoulders, while her fiancé Scott carried Matilda as they strolled through the streets

Family fun: In a snap with the whole brood, Helen balanced Delilah on her shoulders, while her fiancé Scott carried Matilda as they strolled through the streets

Baby boy: Getting the latest addition to the family in on the action, Helen recently shared an adorable picture of baby Charlie wearing a blue and white stripe top in his high chair

Baby boy: Getting the latest addition to the family in on the action, Helen shared an adorable picture of baby Charlie wearing a blue and white stripe top in his high chair

Meanwhile, Helen’s eldest daughter Matilda had a big moment of her own while on the family trip as she proudly displayed the tooth she’d lost in a gap-toothed snap. 

The sweet family could be seen enjoying a day out at the beach as Helen and Scott smiled on the sand in a couple’s selfie. 

The doting mum also snuggled up to her newborn on the beach as he lay swaddled in a cosy fluffy jumper. 

Quack Quack: Not to be outdone on the cuteness factor, Delilah posed in a solo snap wearing a hilarious yellow duck outfit and wellies while on holiday

Quack Quack: Not to be outdone on the cuteness factor, Delilah posed in a solo snap wearing a hilarious yellow duck outfit and wellies

Helen previously revealed the family were unwinding at the town’s luxury St Michaels Resort. 

A gorgeous getaway destination, the hotel boasts tropical gardens and is situated just a stone’s throw from the beach.

‘Been having the best time in Cornwall, turned my phone off to be present with the girls,’ the former soap star told her followers. 

Tooth fairy time: Helen's eldest daughter Matilda had a big moment of her own while on the family trip as she proudly displayed the tooth she'd lost in a cute snap

Tooth fairy time: Helen’s eldest daughter Matilda had a big moment of her own while on the family trip as she proudly displayed the tooth she’d lost in a gap-toothed snap

The family’s getaway comes after Helen revealed she would have to wait ‘a very long time’ if she decided to have another baby due to her suffering badly with hyperemesis gravidarum.

Hyperemesis gravidarum, which Kate Middleton also suffered from, is characterised by severe nausea, vomiting, weight loss and possibly dehydration.

Sharing her experience with the extreme morning sickness, the mother-of-three explained: ‘It got worse with each pregnancy. It was worth everything but it was horrendous.

Loved-up: The sweet family could be seen enjoying a day out at the beach as Helen and Scott smiled on the sand in a couple's selfie

Loved-up: The sweet family could be seen enjoying a day out at the beach as Helen and Scott smiled on the sand in a couple’s selfie

‘As soon as I found out I was pregnant with Charlie, I said to my mum I hope I don’t get Hyperemesis. I hope I’m OK.

‘I had to live with my mum and dad for three, four months. I couldn’t look after them. Now I’m not pregnant I feel like a normal mum again, I have loads of energy which is lovely.’

Helen added: ‘I had medication that worked with Delilah but I was just immune with Charlie. You’re constantly sick but it makes you feel low as well, you’re so on your own.

Cute: The doting mum also snuggled up to her newborn on the beach as he lay swaddled in a cosy fluffy jumper

Cute: The doting mum also snuggled up to her newborn on the beach as he lay swaddled in a cosy fluffy jumper

WHAT IS HYPEREMESIS GRAVIDARUM?

Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is defined as severe nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.

Celebrities who’ve been open about their own battles with HG include:

  • The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton 
  • Kim Kardashian
  • Kourtney Kardashian
  • Debra Messing
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Tia Mowry
  • Tori Spelling 
  • Amy Schumer 

It affects up to two percent of pregnant women.  

HG symptoms usually appear between weeks four and six and peak at 9-to-13 weeks.

Up to 20 per cent of sufferers experience symptoms up to weeks 14-to-20, however, most have relief in the later stages.

Unlike morning sickness, which affects up to 80 percent of pregnant women, HG causes severe dehydration and prevents sufferers from keeping any food down.

Other symptoms include:

  • Losing five percent or more of their pre-pregnancy weight
  • Reduced urination
  • Headaches
  • Confusion
  • Fainting
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Loss of skin elasticity
  • A rapid heart rate  

Some HG cases require hospitalization where women can receive IV fluids and nutrition. 

HG’s cause was thought to be hormonal, however, research suggests it may be due to genetic variations.

Source: American Pregnancy Association