Psoriasis and Beauty in the Media

It has given me a great deal of pleasure to see several beautiful women in the US demonstrate their on-going psoriasis conditions. This includes Kim Kardashian Tweeting her “heart shaped” patch of psoriasis on her leg, America’s Next Top Model Contestant CariDee English choosing to have a glamour shoot that displays her condition across her arms and legs. In fact, the current Miss America Mabelynn Capeluj (crowned this month) is a sufferer of psoriasis who claims that this lead to her being bullied in school and forced her to paint her fingernails black to hide that they were crumbling away. All these beautiful women speaking up about living with psoriasis must surely give comfort to the thousands of sufferers who consider themselves unattractive simply because of the condition.

caridee-english-psorisis-590-3We’re all aware that it’s been widely reported that sufferers of psoriasis often have low self-esteem, which many attribute to their condition. These women have taken a brave step by putting themselves in the limelight and the responses have been overwhelmingly supportive. Miss Capeluj is even a spokesperson for the National Psoriasis Foundation who is now speaking out to keep people informed about the thousands of people that suffer with psoriasis just in the USA alone.

Hopefully these examples will help demonstrate that women and men who live with psoriasis don’t need to feel that their skin condition dictates their worth. Looking at the photos included, who could possibly say that these women aren't beautiful? Not simply despite their condition but because they’re happy in their own skin.



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