How Do Celebrities Treat Their Psoriasis?

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From Kim K. to Cyndi Lauper, many female stars struggle with psoriasis. Here’s how some of them keep their flares at bay.


Kim Kardashian West uses cortisone injections

In 2016, the reality TV star and fashionista, who was diagnosed in 2011 with psoriasis, explained how she receives cortisone shots in her famous derriere every few years to treat her psoriasis, and reported that the injection can sometimes leave a dent.


Kardashian West also uses phototherapy

Most recently, the mother of three has had success with at-home phototherapy. Since 2015, she’s spoken publicly about her handheld light therapy device, the Baby Quasar MD Plus. In 2017, she credited the device for a 60 percent psoriasis clearance.


CariDee English sees results with biologic medication

The “America’s Next Top Model” winner and psoriasis advocate, who was diagnosed when she was a child, has struggled with near-full-body coverage for much of her life. She found relief in a biologic medication.


Cyndi Lauper finds biologic, lifestyle changes help

The venerable pop star was diagnosed with psoriasis in 2010 and has had success with a biologic medication. She also serves as a spokesperson for the drug she uses. The performer, who embarks on a two-month tour in summer 2018, credits lifestyle changes — including exercise and avoidance of alcohol and spicy foods — for improving her autoimmune disease.


LeAnn Rimes also finds drug, lifestyle changes keep her psoriasis at bay

Country music star LeAnn Rimes was diagnosed with psoriasis at age 2 after contracting a virulent form of strep. She’s tried many treatments over the last three decades, from coal tar to methotrexate. In recent years, she’s seen success with a biologic drug. The singer also factors in lifestyle and diet changes and keeps her stress in check to stay clear.


Stacy London uses topical steriod

The stylist, best known for co-hosting the TV show “What Not to Wear,” was diagnosed with psoriasis as a child. She credits a topical steroid for keeping her psoriasis under control.


Cara Delevingne's condition is stress-induced

The model and actress has reigned in her time on the runway in recent years, in no small part due to the havoc it wreaks on her psoriatic skin. Delevingne flared up — very publicly — during Fashion Week in 2013. She said that her psoriasis flares when she’s under great stress. While news articles don't share her treatment regime, she has been open about her struggle with the condition.


Katie Lowes swears by biologics, exercise, clean diet

The “Scandal” star keeps her psoriasis in check with biologics, exercise, and a clean diet that’s low in sugar and yeast.


Celebrities find different treatments relieve psoriasis symptoms

From reality TV stars to country singers, celebrities with psoriasis run the full pop cultural gamut – and so too do their treatments. But no matter what the famous do, consult with your doctor about your best treatment options.