Love Island star Zara McDermott has revealed that she has recently been diagnosed with Raynaud's, which causes her fingers to turn white, as she mused as to whether it was connected to the red flare ups she has been experiencing on her face. The 26 year old, who lives with her Made In Chelsea boyfriend Sam Thompson, 30, took to Instagram to inform her followers that she often suffers from a complete loss of circulation in her hands, which is usually brought on by a change in temperature. Zara told her Instagram followers that the condition is called Reynaud's.
According to the NHS, Raynaud's affects your blood circulation. When you're cold, anxious or stressed, your fingers and toes may change colour. She went on to wonder aloud if the red flushing she experiences in her face could be connected, after initially thinking the redness was due to rosacea, which is when someone experiences red flushing on the nose, cheeks, forehead and chin that comes and goes.
In another video, Zara confessed: "I feel really conscious about my facial flushing at the moment. "It's got a little bit worse recently and its showing up a little bit more. A lot of you have suggested about looking into autoimmune conditions.
"Because this can be the two things that come hand in hand the Raynaud's and the facial flushing. "But to be honest I don't have any symptoms at all. I would just be looking for something wrong with me at this point.
"A lot of you are saying you can go on medication for the Raynaud's. I don't think it's that bad I just wondered if there was a cream I could put on my face. "The Raynaud's is not in a good space at the moment.