Psoriasis is a chronic disease that affects many people around the world. Males and females of different ages suffer from the disease and aim to treat and cure it. There are many celebrities in the United States and all over the world who suffered from Psoriasis and succeeded at beating it. In this article, we will explore some of the biggest stars who defeated Psoriasis. We will tell you the stories of some celebrities with psoriasis. When did they have it? How are they managing it? And how did they deal with it?
If you are suffering from Psoriasis or someone close to you is battling with the disease, we hope this article will motivate you. We believe it can be motivating to learn about some success stories with beating Psoriasis. So let’s cut to the chase.
Kim Kardashian West
Kim Kardashian West wasn’t the first of the controversial Kardashian family to suffer from Psoriasis. She told her doctor she was familiar with the chronic disease as she saw her mother, Kris Jenner, suffer from it before. So we can think that Psoriasis can be a hereditary condition even though doctors and researchers haven’t confirmed the main reason behind the disease. Kim had the condition in 2011 when she was 30, at the same age when her mother suffered from the condition. The reality TV star was open about her Psoriasis condition. She shared a picture on Twitter showing a Psoriasis skin batch and she discussed the issue on her reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. In 2016, Kim Kardashian told a reporter that she hasn’t been making any efforts to hide the Psoriasis skin batches that were mostly on her legs. She said “I don’t even really try to cover it that much anymore. Sometimes I just feel like it’s my big flaw and everyone knows about it, so why cover it?”
With Kim Kardashian, Psoriasis developed and she published that Psoriasis batches started reaching her face. The celebrity even recommended something to use for psoriasis by saying on her website “”I’m using Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs spray and it is my lifesaver at the moment, I love this stuff! It really covers up my psoriasis so well!”
LeAnn Rimes was diagnosed with Psoriasis when she was a 2-year old baby. The disease then developed to cover most of her body by the time she reached the age of 6. She suffered from Psoriasis all her life as the reactions of her friends were not pleasant at all when she was a child. Even when she became a star, she had to choose her clothes wisely to cover Psoriasis on her body. The two-time Grammy winner chose to manage her condition secretly throughout her career. Rimes chose to speak publicly about her Psoriasis condition when she succeeded at managing the symptoms and stopping the development of the disease. Now LeAnn Rimes’ skin is clear from Psoriasis after years of treatment and following a healthy lifestyle. She told reporters that doing a magazine shoot in a bikini was one of the highlights of her life. Rimes told Shape “By finally getting control over it (Psoriasis) instead of it having control over me, I wanted to speak out and let people know that there is hope,”
Cara Delevingne is an actress, model, and a star of the movie “Suicide Squad”. She has been suffering from Psoriasis since 2013. In fact, during a red carpet appearance for the promotion of the Suicide Squad movie, photographs showed psoriasis flares on her arms and back. Delevigne explained that psoriasis skin batches developed and appeared more on her skin at the time when she had a lot of work and was much stressed. The model had no problems being photographed with Psoriasis patches on many occasions and on different parts of her body. She claims that she has always been honest with herself about having the disease. She even showed a Psoriasis patch on her stomach to reporters during a fashion show in Paris. Managing psoriasis symptoms was not the only challenge that faced Cara Delevingne. She told reporters that many of her co-workers tried to avoid touching her and being close to her. They feared that the condition that caused the patches on her skin was contagious. Cara says “People would put on gloves and not want to touch me because they thought it was like leprosy or something,”
Comedian and Saturday Night Live figure Jon Lovitz suffered from psoriasis as an adult. The disease reached an advanced stage and covered 75% of his body. To manage the psoriasis flares on his skin, Lovitz had to choose specific clothes that helped in covering the skin areas affected by the disease. After an entire decade of different treatments, Jon Lovitz succeeded at managing the symptoms of his psoriasis conditions. In an interview with the National Psoriasis Foundation, Lovitz said “Don’t be embarrassed, see a dermatologist. A lot of people with psoriasis give up, but don’t. Find out what works best for you.”
Famous stylist and star of the show “What Not to Wear” had psoriasis since she was 4 years old. The disease developed and spread all over her body when she reached the age of 11. Stacy London suffered from Psoriasis to the point that she had to cover her whole body during the hot months of summer. She said that she felt like a monster growing up and had to cover the Psoriasis skin batches that affected her self-confidence and self-esteem. Stacy London has been leading the “Uncover Your Confidence” campaign. A campaign that aims to provide people suffering from psoriasis with all the tips and means they need to manage the condition.
Famous CNN anchor Zain Verjee had suffered from psoriasis in the past. She had the chronic disease when she was 8 years old. The TV presenter that enters millions of homes said that she “couldn’t bear to look in the mirror” due to the psoriasis symptoms that were very clear on her face. Verjee took treatment very seriously and was determined to beat psoriasis and get rid of all its symptoms from her body. She wrote a long article published on CNN.com in which she presented and walked through all the stages of her life where she had to deal with psoriasis and how she managed to beat it. She says “When I walk triumphantly into my dermatologist’s office, she is startled. I healed myself with the power of my mind, I announce. She is shocked. She later tells me she believes there is a place for natural healing in medicine. I can’t say what will work for others, but I believe that diet, mindset and a wonderful support system were the best long-term answers for me.”
If you are suffering from psoriasis, we highly encourage you to read the article and be inspired through the astonishing determination that cured Zain Verjee from the disease.
Cameron Diaz is another star who suffered from psoriasis. In fact, she also suffered from acne for years before psoriasis symptoms began to appear on her skin. The psoriasis symptoms began to appear on Diaz’s elbow in 2009. She was not afraid to appear with her start on the Walk of Fame for the first time with obvious psoriasis batches on her arms. Cameron Diaz has never talked about her story with psoriasis in public. Dermatologists said that the small psoriasis areas on Diaz’s elbow require topical cortisone creams and vitamin D creams. If the psoriasis areas expanded, the appropriate treatment would be injectable anti-inflammatory medicines.
Carina Deann “CariDee” English
CariDee had psoriasis at the age of 5. She dreamt of becoming a famous model but that was hard when psoriasis covered 70% of her body. Carina grew up doing her best to hide the psoriasis skin batches that were very obvious. She wore clothes that covered the infected parts of her skin but that got harder as psoriasis expanded on her body. Many companies refused to hire her as a model and she was constantly rejected due to her psoriasis. Not only that, people were very careful and very afraid to get close to her because they were afraid the psoriasis batches on her skin were contagious. The model used a treatment called “Raptiva” and succeeded at having a psoriasis-free skin. She became America’s Next Top Model in 2006 and she declared on many occasions that she chose to participate in “America’s Top Model” not only to fulfil her dream of becoming a successful model. She participated to have a platform and have her voice heard as she spreads awareness and motivation for all the people who suffer from the disease. She decided to publish photographs of her with psoriasis and without psoriasis when the FDA decided to discontinue the treatment that she used to clear her skin from psoriasis. After she stopped using “Raptive” she started using another treatment called “Stelara” and became a paid spokesperson for the company that produced the treatment.
CariDee English is a spokesperson for the National Psoriasis Foundation. She has been encouraging those who are suffering from the disease to never give up and always keep searching for information about the disease. She says “A doctor will help you manage it, but it’s your disease. You have to manage it yourself. You have the choice of suffering. Pain is inevitable; suffering is an option.”
Britney Spears had been suffering from psoriasis for a long time before it was revealed that she had the chronic disease in 2012. Many people explained the development of psoriasis on Britney’s skin by the intensive stress she was going through at that time. She was chosen to be a judge on The X-Factor TV show. The extreme pressure that was on Britney came out on her skin as stress is one of the main factors that develop psoriasis. The psoriasis symptoms were spotted clearly on Britney Spears’ left ankle and right heel during the X Factor premiere party in Los Angeles. National Enquirer reported. “Now she can’t seem to stop scratching and picking at the sores. She has a psoriasis skin cream, but she says it burns, so she stopped using it.”
The famous singer and songwriter Cyndi Lauper was diagnosed with psoriasis in 2010. Like many people with psoriasis, she did her best to cover the symptoms with clothes and makeup. The infected areas expanded and the Lauper tried various treatments to control the psoriasis symptoms. She tried alternative treatments such as “Coffee Enemas” before choosing a regimented immune treatment. “It was so bad, I felt like the Elephant Man,” she told People magazine in 2015. Recently, she became a voice for the National Psoriasis Foundation. She participated in the foundation’s campaign “I’m PsO Ready” to spread hope and encourage those who are suffering from Psoriasis. In 2015, she worked with the National Psoriasis Foundation and Novartis (a pharmaceutical company that produces the psoriasis medication Cosentyx) to speak publicly about her story with psoriasis and encourage psoriasis patients to keep a strong determination and move forward in the battle against psoriasis. ”I don’t want anyone to be a silent psoriasis sufferer,” she declared.
If these celebrities managed to deal with Psoriasis, anybody can. It just takes a strong determination and following a healthy lifestyle. No matter how advanced your Psoriasis gets, you should be sure and confident that you can manage it. All you have to do is keeping an optimistic state of mind. You should follow your doctor’s instructions and stop any habits that may affect your treatment like drinking and smoking. Psoriasis treatment has become easier with the development of medications and alternative treatments.