LeAnn Rimes – ‘I’d walk around naked if I could’
“PEOPLE make so much fun of me and my bikinis, but I would walk around naked if I could because I was one big scab at one point!”
Those are the words of singer LeAnn Rimes, who has revealed a lot about herself in an interview loaded with product mentions in Into The Gloss.
Rimes, 32, suffered from the inflammatory skin condition psoriasis from age two.
“When I was younger, I always wanted to hide it and never wanted to talk about it. My doctors told me I’d be surprised at how many celebrities have it and don’t want to talk about it. When they say beauty is way more than skin deep, it’s hard for people who have psoriasis to wrap their minds around that. Some people even think it’s contagious and want to stay away. I’ve had it under control for about 10 years, so it’s been this liberating thing for me to be able to wear shorts and a bikini,” the singer said.
She controls her psoriasis by taking “a shot every two weeks” and using “three different kinds of lotion”, although she admits she has breaks out with psoriasis every so often.
LeAnn, who is married to actor Eddie Cibrian, also revealed that she takes a staggering 40 pills a day as part of her intense beauty regimen.
“I’m a big vitamin person. I take like 20 pills in the morning and 20 at night — fish oil, prenatal vitamins, probiotics, biotin,” Rimes said.
“I have an herbalist I work with who has put me on a bunch of different things. I’m very strict about making sure I take them.”
Rimes, whom rose to stardom at age 13 with the Bill Mack song Blue, said that her strict health and fitness regimen worked wonders for her and also revealed that her skin colour is thanks to a spray tan machine.
“Working out, taking care of myself, and knowing that I’m doing the best things for myself and putting healthy things into my body makes me feel beautiful — even on the days when I feel like crap,” Rimes said.
“I’ve finally learned how to pull myself together to feel like I’m presenting the real me to the world, instead of being all made up. Sometimes, when you take it all down, you become even more beautiful.”