Abbie Quinnen urged to hide her skin from the sun
- Bang Showbiz
- 2 May 2021
Abbie Quinnen has been urged by doctors to hide her skin from the sun
Abbie Quinnen has been told to hide her skin from the sun for the next two years.
The 23-year-old influencer suffered third degree burns earlier this year when a YouTube trick went horribly wrong, and Abbie – who has undergone three skin grafts – has revealed she's been forced to completely transform her lifestyle in order to protect her herself from sunlight.
She explained: "Since I was little, people used to always say what a pretty girl I was. As a dancer, so much is about how you look, and so for my face and body to be so badly burnt, that was really hard to deal with.
“My wardrobe was full of crop tops, little vests, dresses and bikinis, and now I have to wear a compression vest for two more years. I can’t expose my skin to the sun.
“The laser treatment to reduce redness is painful and it makes your skin go black for a few days before it starts to take effect. So I have to think about dressing differently, buying lots of roll-neck tops.
"The first thing AJ [Pritchard, her boyfriend] bought me was a Burberry bucket hat to cover my face from the sun. That was so sweet but it also made me cry."
Abbie also revealed uses "lots of make-up to cover the redness" on her face.
She told Fabulous magazine: "I can’t dress to show off my figure now; I have to dress to hide and protect myself. I don’t go out without high-factor suncream in foundation and lots of make-up to cover the redness over my face.
"I have to drink lots of water and eat lots of protein to help my skin recover. AJ cooks me a version of Nando’s chicken with halloumi cheese, which I eat three or four times a week.
"And I drink water all the time because burnt skin is basically completely dehydrated. The doctors are so pleased with the way my skin is healing."