The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star might be known for her flawless skin, but Kim has opened up about her psoriasis...
Kim Kardashian has opened up about something she rarely talks about – her ongoing battle with her skin.
At first glance, the 35-year-old looks like she’s been blessed with the skin of angels, but secretly, she’s been working hard to cover up something she’s suffered from for 6 years – her psoriasis.
If the condition sounds familiar, it’s because model Cara Delevingne also suffers from the same thing, which results in blotchy red patches appearing all over her body.
And now, Kim has written a blog post detailing how she’s been dealing with her own condition, admitting that she’s reached a point where she’s tired of trying to cover it up.
‘I have that one patch on my right leg that is the most visible’, Kim writes. ‘I don’t even really try to cover it that much any more.’
‘Sometimes I just feel like it’s my big flaw and everyone knows about it, so why cover it?’
Explaining that her mum, Kris Jenner, also has psoriasis, Kim says that that she first noticed her legs getting itchy back in 2010 at a DASH store opening in New York.
‘I thought it was just a rash caused by the fabric [of my dress], but then the rash was COVERING my legs and my mom was like, “I think you have psoriasis!!!” She has it too, and it’s hereditary, so she spotted the symptoms immediately.’
The mum-of-two has found a way to cope, however, by avoiding acidic foods such as tomatoes and aubergine, and by getting a cortisone shot every few years ‘to help combat the inflammation from my psoriasis.’
Kim added: ‘I’m always hoping for a cure, of course, but in the meantime, I’m learning to just accept it as part of who I am.’
We salute Kim for speaking out and helping others in her situation feel a little less alone.