Britney Spears psoriasis: she suffers from the autoimmune disease
Though she may look shiny to you, Britney Spears is under a lot of pressure. Returning to the spotlight after four years to perform as a judge on Simon Cowell’s X Factor was very stressful for Britney. It actually caused her to break out with a skin condition.
According to the National Enquirer, the singer is believed to suffer from psoriasis.
Britney revealed angry patches of skin on her right heel and left ankle as she attended the X Factor Premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on September 11. The 30-year-old mother-of-two joined fellow judges L.A. Reid, Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell. She was wearing a form-fitting cobalt dress. But if you look carefully to her legs, you can see the red patches.
“Britney has had the skin condition for a long time, but it only flares up when she’s under extreme pressure. Now she can’t seem to stop scratching and picking at the sores. She has a psoriasis skin cream, but she says it burns, so she stopped using it”, one source told the National Enquirer.
The causes of psoriasis are not fully understood but genetics play a strong role. It can appear on any part of the body and is often itchy. The condition occurs when skin cells grow at an excelled rate due to the immune system sending out faulty signals. It appears on the skin’s surface as red and white scaly patches.
Britney Spears is not the only star suffering from the autoimmune disease. Last year, Kim Kardashian revealed she had developed the skin disease.
In 2008, LeAnn Rimes spoke out in a PSA for the National Psoriasis Foundation to raise awareness about the condition. “I hid it my whole life. I pretty much got it under control by finding the right dermatologist and right treatment”, Rimes told Shape magazine at the time.