20 Celebrities with Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a genetic skin disease that affects more than 7 million people in the US. Skin is highly affected in this serious disease as the affected person develops red scaly patches on the skin. Various celebrities have had successful careers and went on to achieve great monuments, while battling with the Psoriasis.

Here’s what some of these celebrities have said about how it is living with psoriasis.

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian, one of the most famous celebrities in the limelight, has been candid and open about her fight with psoriasis. It was a significant revelation and topic on her reality TV show which stunned the whole media.

This famous business women and a huge TV star has been pretty about living with Psoriasis on TV as well as her very influential Instagram and other social media accounts. As most of her life events occur in front of camera, she was even diagnosed on camera when she was 30 years old. Her social media full of stories and stages of her condition. Kim also contact her fans to get advice about managing the condition. She is also used to share the outcome of various treatments and management plans of Psoriasis.

Kardashian’s Momager, Kris Jenner

The curse of the serious skin disease runs in the genes of the Jenner-Kardashian family as both Kris and Kim are affected by Psoriasis. Kris suffers from this skin condition which she shares with her daughter, Kim. According to Kris, her life was completely changed when she first experienced Psoriasis. It was managed using appropriate drugs and UV therapy. However, she still often has episodes of the condition.

Cara Delevingne

Cara is a renowned name in the modeling industry. She is also an influential actress who has spoken in great details about managing her career and a permanent chronic condition. According to her, she developed psoriasis for the first time due to the stress she had to face in modeling. She had a very tough schedule and was working round the clock due to which she had a flare-up. She has walked down the runway with patched on her body and has been often photographed in this condition. Due to the stigma surrounding the psoriasis, she had to take some time off from her both of her major careers.

Jonathan Van Ness

Jonathan Van Ness, another star who has been very vocal about his psoriasis diagnosis, garnered applause from fellow psoriasis sufferers after he posted an untouched photo on Instagram embracing his condition last year. The Queer Eye star stated that at first, she thought of using filters to hide her condition, but then she decided to stay open about it to spread body positivity and self-love.

Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi was not hit with psoriasis until her 50s. But she got the condition very severely.

Her condition worsened over the period of a few days. Talking about her struggles because of this condition, the popular singer said that it her condition was often too severe and she could not even wake up properly and face the day. Since psoriasis has multiple triggering factors, the main focus of her management plan is stress management. Moreover, she uses the latest drug to manage her condition. Cyndi has also modified her diets, such as reducing alcohol consumption and few types of food that could trigger her psoriasis.

Britney Spears

Britney Spears has been battling this auto immune skin disease for a long time. She says that she uses prescribed psoriasis skin cream to help with her sores but she hates it because it burns. Her flare up gets out of control usually when she’s under a lot of pressure and stress.

Cameron Diaz

On top of having an acne problem, Hollywood actress Cameron Diaz has been diagnosed with psoriasis. She has stated in an interview that her skin has always been problematic and has bouts of breaking out. Dealing with such problems while remaining in the spotlight has been difficult.

Stassi Schroeder

The Vanderpump Rules star often upload pictures of her without any makeup. She also shares her tips for dealing with Psoriasis.  For example. she likes using a certain type of unique foundation to cover the patches and spots, but also accepting a flawed complexion. She has been open and vocal about her disease and hopes to spread a positive image to help those who also suffer from it.

LeAnn Rimes

She was diagnosed when she was just two years old. At its worst, psoriasis covered 80% of her body. She was a popular actress when she was just 8 years old. Along with being an awarded actress, she signed her first album at the very young age of 11. Moreover, she won her first Grammys at 14.

She said that despite becoming a huge star, her self-confidence was always low. The stunning singer, performer, and author of the books especially children’s book, Rimes, made use of her influence for good when she became the face of Stop Hiding From Psoriasis. It is a movement that increases awareness about Psoriasis since 2008.

CariDee English

She suffered from the condition since the very tender age of five. One would think that getting such a diagnosis at such an early stage would make her life miserable, but it did not hinder her in any way. She had a very fruitful modeling career. At 21, she was treated through a medicine. CariDee became the winner of Top Model in 2006.

Eli Roth

Commended horror film director, producer, and actor Roth says that his experience with psoriasis inspired his much-acclaimed debut in which a number of people get affected by deadly disease. He said that his psoriasis was so terrible that it was all over his legs. He couldn’t walk due to bleeding and severe patches.

Lala Anthony

Anthony is a very old friend of the Jenner-Kardashian family. She was often talked about how her bond became more special after she and Kim got psoriasis. As a public figure, she has talked about how she has been dealing with having this condition. She told that she was badly affected in her scalp and around the ears.

Dara Torres

Torres was training for the 1992 Games when her skin became extremely red and patched. She was soon diagnosed with psoriasis. She is a renowned Olympic athlete who had to suffer from anxiety as she was not able to cover her condition while swimming. Yet, she defeated all of her fears and condition, and won a dozen of Olympic medals. She also held world records in swimming. Torres has user her celebrity influence to encourage other people with psoriasis and share her own story of struggles.

Phil Mickelson

Phil is an American professional golfer renowned for being one of the twelve people to win three of the four majors. Psoriasis also cause several joint diseases. Mickelson is unfortunately one of those people. He first experienced symptoms like agonizing discomfort at the time of getting ready for the US. Open in 2010. Fortunately, he found an immune-changing drug that has really helped him in managing the condition. He often has relapses but overall, he is in a good shape

Stacy London

Stacy has suffered physically and emotionally from the trauma of suffering psoriasis as a teenager. She was bullied by her classmates in school when her whole body got covered in patched at the age of 11. Dealing with bullying and anxiety that came with the disease was difficult for her, so she went on to get an radical treatment for her condition. Although skin condition was treated, her skin was hurt very much. After this experience, she decided to assist women around the world express themselves through the power of fashion and style

Liam Gallagher

Gallagher told in an interview that he gets patches all over his skin due to psoriasis. Once, he had a lot of dandruff in his hair, which was considered to be cocaine by a fan. He faces immense difficulty in performing due to patches all over his body.

Simone Holtznagel

GUESS model Simone Holtznagel from Australia’s Next Top Model (3rd place winner) has been battling with this skin disorder for years. Her flare ups got so bad one morning where her entire body was covered with psoriasis sores that she had to stop modeling for entire year.

Art Garfunkel

Garfunkel was among the members of a well-known folk group in the 80s. He inscribed his battle with the disease when he was going through the treatment. In an interview, Garfunkel told that he even tried to soak himself in the sea when he was on a trip But it did not have any kind of impact.

Jon Lovitz

Jon has decided to deal with psoriasis with the help of humor. He was in his 40s when he first experienced the condition. The comedian covered his patches while performing.  Lovitz tried lots of treatments before settling on a medicine that got his condition under control. He created a parody as well as did some skits to spread awareness about this skin condition.

John Updike

John Updike completely changed the way he lived his life after being diagnosed with psoriasis. Psoriasis impacted the place of his living. He had to decide his career and psoriasis had a huge impact on his love life. John wrote a short story which became instantly famous to its strong emotional aspect that dealt with the trauma of Psoriasis. Updike also became a subject in the initial trials of the UV therapy in 70s.

Katie Lowes

Katie became a big name in the Hollywood after her TV show. She got her diagnosis of psoriasis when she was 26, and was becoming famous. According to her, she felt extremely depressed and low during this time. Fortunately, she was able to find a good treatment for her condition and now works with different organization to raise awareness about this disease.

Jerry Mathers

People know Mathers from a famous sitcom. His battle with psoriasis led him to become a fierce activist for better health care facilities and rights of the patients. Mathers stated that the spots started appearing in university and stress has played a huge role in his condition. He manages the disease by having a good lifestyle.