Cara Delevingne is one of the personalities who speaks openly about having psoriasis and, during the Met Ball 2022, which took place earlier this week, the model took advantage of the event’s red carpet to bring even more visibility to the condition by leaving marks on her skin. in evidence.
Cara ditched the top of her Dior suit and left a golden body paint that outlined the psoriasis marks on her skin. In addition to Delevingne, other celebrities, such as Jonathan Van Ness, La La Anthony, Cyndi Lauper, Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian, have already revealed that they live with the condition.
The actress embraced the psoriasis marks and highlighted the condition that was mostly apparent on the skin of her arms. On another occasion, she said that psoriasis tends to get worse in stressful situations and before big shows. In addition to Delevingne, other celebrities such as Jonathan Van Ness, La La Anthony, Cyndi Lauper, Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian have already revealed that they live with the condition.
In a report published on the website pooshKim described what it’s like to live with the disease: “If you have psoriasis, you can’t let it ruin your life or get the best of you. […] With all the stress in life, I try to make time for myself so I’m centered and keep my stress to a minimum. I hope my story can help anyone with an autoimmune disease feel confident that there is light at the end of the tunnel.”
What is psoriasis?
According to the Ministry of Health, psoriasis is a non-contagious, chronic skin disease characterized by the presence of pink or reddish patches, covered by whitish scales. According to data from the NGO Psoriasis Brazil, the disease affects more than 125 million people worldwide and, in Brazil, there are more than five million carriers.
The cause of psoriasis is still unknown, however, it is known that there is a genetic predisposition. It can affect men and women of any age at mild or severe levels, and can be potentiated due to stressful situations, trauma (physical, chemical, sunburn), infections and the use of drugs or alcohol.