Cara Delevingne Opens Up About Struggle With Psoriasis
How her busy schedule lead to problems with her skin.
At the height of her modeling career, Cara Delevingne walked as many as 53 runways in a season — an intensive schedule that caused her to develop psoriasis (the same skin condition Kim Kardashian has).
Delevingne's psoriasis had to be covered by thick layers of makeup, and let's just say the artists she worked with weren't necessarily kind. "People would put on gloves and not want to touch me because they thought it was, like, leprosy or something," she recently told The Times.
"It wasn't a good time, I was, like, fight and flight for months. Just constantly on edge," she said. "It is a mental thing as well because if you hate yourself and your body and the way you look, it just gets worse and worse."
The model's turn towards film seems even more understandable given her experiences on and off the catwalk. It should also be noted that psoriasis, while itchy and sometimes painful, is not contagious — nor should anyone feel bad for having it.