Kim Kardashian, And Other Famous Celebrities Who Suffer From Eczema And Psoriasis

Millions of Americans suffer from chronic skin diseases such as psoriasis and eczema. Unfortunately, although most are relatively common, very little is known about them. More and more international celebrities use their platforms to raise awareness about the difficulties of such a lifestyle.

Chronic disease should not be a source of shame, and this includes skin conditions. Fortunately, many stars and celebrities are actively spreading information about psoriasis and eczema. Many famous people, including Kim Kardashian, Jessica Simpson, Jonathan Van Ness, and LeeAnn Rimes, are advocating for people with chronic skin lesions on their skin. In my blog, you can learn more about an entire list of nine stars who have publicly spoken about their fight against psoriasis or eczema.

Read more: What Celebrities Don’t Want to Talk About Skin Disorders.

It was at that time that Kim went to a dermatologist who gave her a cortisone shot. She did not have a second episode of the disease until she was in her early 30s. This time her disease was captured on camera in 2011 for the show Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

Since then, the founder of Skims has been vocal about her battle with continuing to treat her rashes. In 2019, she tweeted, “Psoriasis is the shits.”

Cyndi Lauper has experienced the problem of dry, flaking skin—psoriasis—more than once. In 2015, the famous Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter was pleased to tell how psoriasis is with her all the time and how difficult it was for her to understand this and the first event. The first time, she remembered a sore head when she was on tour and didn’t know what to do with it.

However, at that moment, Lauper said her stylist did what she could. The latter brought her a T-shirt in large dots to match the point image.

After this recognition, Cyndi Lanpur stood next to the National Psoriasis Foundation and the company Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, which produces medication for psoriasis, to “shine the light” on the photo. In this thought, the singer explained that she was not asking others to experience “unconditional love” from her, but, in any case, the purpose of speaking “this story” was the problem itself.

According to her, psoriasis affects over 8 million people, including itself, and the meaning of her saying is: “Don’t be a bedside table”.

Prior to this talk, Cara Delevingne had discussed her experience of psoriasis before, but her claim became prominent in 2022 when she decided not to cover up the dry-skin spots on her elbows at the Met Gala. The prominent model and actress were praised for accepting the appearance of her skin during a breakout.

In a 2013 interview with W magazine, she humorously remarked, “[Flare-ups] only occur during Fashion Week!” alluding to the intense pressure associated with the event. She further added, “Naturally, it is the most inconvenient time of the year for me to have scabs all over my body.”

LeeAnn Rimes

LeeAnn Rimes was diagnosed with psoriasis at the tender age of two, per Everyday Health. The country singer largely hid her red, scaly skin patches from the world until 2020, when she shared a full-body photo of herself during a flare-up for World Psoriasis Day.

“Music has been my gift, and why I’m here. But I want to give a voice to these other pieces of me,” she wrote on Instagram. “And I want to give a voice to what so many other people are going through. This is finally my time to be unabashedly honest about what psoriasis is and what it looks like.”

Fighting stress is key to preventing psoriasis flare-ups, but that has historically been a challenge for Rimes, who has been “on the road and in the public eye” since she was a kid. These days, she relies heavily on meditation, self-compassion, and support from family and friends to keep her in the right headspace.

“I mean, connection is a huge, huge piece,” she shared. “And being able to verbalize my own internal experience to those who I know love me and will listen. Having a great support system around you.”

Another famous fashion mogul who has been outspoken about psoriasis is Stacy London, who is best known as one of the stars of What Not to Wear. London’s radiant style is widely regarded, but the fashion writer and television host has made her name even more visible by speaking out in 2017 about an incident from her younger days. According to Healthline, a young London was body-shamed while wearing a swimsuit to the public pool, only to be told in the dressing room that she could cover up the psoriasis.

London’s recollection of the experience made her close to tears: it was, she said, a formative experience that turned her into a vocal advocate for “those who are stigmatized in general”. Over the course of her career, London has worked with such organizations as the National Psoriasis Foundation and pharmaceutical giant AbbVie not only to popularize psoriasis but also to use her inborn fashion prowess to make recommendations on what to wear during flares.

Reflecting on her journey, London stated, “My personal experience and professional skills converged during my time on What Not to Wear. It was a transformative experience that allowed me to make a meaningful impact.”

Eczema troubled Jessica Simpson since she was “a baby.” Teenage years presented “dry, itchy patches” that are classified as “mild to moderate” before turning “severe” after her third child in late 2019.

The artist claims that in 2020, after viewing a cute picture captured by her husband Eric Johnson, she “didn’t really look at [herself] for a very long time.” She realized that fact and “really had to turn that around” by turning to her doctor. As a result, he prescribed a “simple fragrance-free eczema cream.” The treatment was so successful that Simpson urges everyone with similar symptoms to have “your trigger chat with your dermatologist.”

She maintains that a consultation is necessary no matter whether “it’s a bump in the road, I choose to address it and fit it off.”

Similarly to Simpson, Kerry Washington was diagnosed with eczema in childhood. The actress and ambassador for Neutrogena regularly visits dermatologists throughout her life due to her skin condition and shared this fact in an interview with TODAY earlier this year.

In her 2020 support session with Vogue about her skin ritual, Washington noted her meticulous help with finding which skincare lines try harder with her skin and how she reacts to different weather.

“For me, it’s not solely about looking aesthetically pleasing. It’s also crucial to maintain healthy skin that is free from excessive itching, cracks, and other symptoms associated with eczema,” she further explained.

Mowry’s experience with eczema changed when she visited her gynecologist, who was also a Black woman. It was while her skin was dry and itchy, and she was, for once, correctly diagnosed with the skin condition.

In a 2021 InStyle interview, she said, “My hands were peeling, just like my mother’s,” her mother also had eczema. Her Black doctor was the first to tell her it was eczema before referring her to a dermatologist for further tests.

Since then, the Tia & Tamera actress has become an advocate for Black women with skin conditions. Mowry wants people to talk and educate about eczema and answer why there is no information, educational tools, resources, or visibility about it manifests in Black women’s skin.

Mowry’s story is unique, private, and motivating, hoping to send the same message to other Black women with similar skin conditions.