LeAnn Rimes explains why she takes 40 pills a day — yes, 40!

Aug 10, 2015 at 6:13 p.m. ET
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The life of a celebrity often involves a pretty strict beauty and fitness regimen.

And it is no different for LeAnn Rimes — except her story has a few unexpected wrinkles to it.

Recently, the country music star revealed to E! Online that her routine is anything but ordinary and stated that not only does she down 40 pills a day, but she was candid and honest about a serious skin condition that plagued her as a child and has ultimately affected the way she lives her life today.

The "How Do I Live" belter said, "I've had really bad psoriasis since I was 2. You'd never know it now, but I've been dealing with it a long time. I had to wear a lot of long pants or jeans and two or three pairs of pantyhose in the summertime. It was a nightmare… I went through every type of treatment known to man. Now, I'm on Humira — it was a shot in the dark, and thank God it worked.”

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And now that Rimes has it under control, she is not afraid to show off her beautiful skin and loves to flaunt her newfound confidence.

She said, "When I was younger, I always wanted to hide it and never wanted to talk about it…" But, she continues, "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. People make so much of me and my bikini, but I would walk around naked if I could because I was one big scab at one point!"

In addition to controlling her skin condition, Rimes takes keeping the rest of her body healthy and well very seriously, too.

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She said, "I take like 20 pills in the morning and 20 at night — fish oil, prenatal vitamins, probiotics, biotin… I have an herbalist I work with who has me put on a bunch of different things. I'm very strict about making sure I take them."

Before you freak out, the star isn't expecting; lots of women take prenatal vitamins for the wonders they do for your hair, skin and nails.

She continues, saying that taking care of herself is cathartic. She says, "For me, to have to [go out in front of tons and tons of people] is difficult sometimes, especially when I was younger with my skin issues. 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."

What a fantastic sentiment. It would be wonderful if more women thought about their appearance that way: This is me and I'm going to love the way I look, because Im doing the best I can right now.

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