Sam Faiers reveals she’s in therapy to stop her pulling her eyelashes out after 20 years of pain

Sam Faiers reveals she’s in therapy to stop her pulling her eyelashes out after 20 years of pain

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SAM Faiers has revealed that her eyelashes have begun to grow back since having therapy to tackle her Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

The former TOWIE star, 28, suffers with the condition trichotillomania, meaning she has an uncontrollable desire to yank out her lashes.

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The former TOWIE star has revealed her eyelashes have begun to grow back since seeking therapy[/caption]

The condition, which shortly began after her dad was jailed when she was a little girl, has left the mum-of-two with no other choice but to seek help from hypnotherapy and lifestyle coaching.

She told Press Association: “I actually do feel progress, and I actually have quite a lot of eyelashes coming through. I’ve got quite a few coming through.

“I had a session yesterday actually. It’s a process. It’s not going to happen overnight.”

Sam added: “It’s very much about getting to the trigger and dealing with that first and then speaking to your subconscious and telling it that you don’t need to do that, that you don’t have to replay what happened to you when you were a kid.”

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Sam suffers with the compulsive condition trichotillomani[/caption]

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The mum-of-two looked into therapy after daughter Rosie, one, began to copy her[/caption]

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She started pulling out her eyelashes when she was eight[/caption]

Despite suffering with the condition since she was eight, The Mummy Diaries star was spurred to seek help after daughter Rosie, one, began to copy her.

She said: “I have lived with the condition forever, like 20-odd years, but I’ve never really spoken out about it. I have – but not properly and really got into it.

“I followed the whole storyline on this show. The therapy that I am seeking and what has been working for me.

“It’s so important, with the platform that we have got, to share our ups and our downs. Everyone is dealing with their own issues.”

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Sam shares son Paul and daughter Rosie with boyfriend Paul Knightley[/caption]

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The Mummy Dairies star has opened up about the condition in the past[/caption]


The reality star, who stars alongside older sister Billie on the ITVbe show, has previously seen a doctor when she was a child and tried wearing mittens in a bid to prevent the pulling.

Last month, she revealed she had began therapy to stop pulling out her eyelashes for good.

She told OK! magazine: “When Rosie was around 14 months old and I was still breastfeeding her, I would go to pull or stroke my eyelashes and I noticed she’d rub her eyelashes too – she was copying what I was doing.

“She didn’t know to pull, of course, but that was a big red flag. I was like, no, I can’t have her doing that.”

“So when Rosie began to copy me that was the turning point. I knew I needed to get help.”


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