Kim Kardashian Opens Up About Her Struggles with Psoriasis
komplexion complexion isn’t as flawless as you think. In a new post on her app, the reality star reveals her longtime struggle with psoriasis, an autoimmune disease characterized by patches of dry and itchy skin.
“Since I was first diagnosed with psoriasis in 2010, I’ve been pretty open about my struggles with it. I have that one patch on my right leg that is the most visible. I don’t even really try to cover it that much anymore. Sometimes I just feel like it’s my big flaw and everyone knows about it, so why cover it?” Kardashian begins. “After this many years, I’ve really learned to live with it.”
According to the 35-year-old, she first started noticing the symptoms almost a decade ago after mom Kris Jenner, who also suffers from psoriasis, spotted rashes on her leg. After having her dermatologist neighborhood confirm the diagnosis, Kardashian started getting cortisone shots to help with breakouts.
“Every few years, I get a cortisone shot to help combat the inflammation from my psoriasis,” she shares. “Everyone with psoriasis has different symptoms; sometimes the rashes are itchy, sometimes they’re flaky. Mine flares up from time to time for different reasons.”
For the mom-of-two, she now avoids acidic foods like tomatoes and eggplant to prevent flare-ups. Given that there’s still no cure, Kardashian says she has learned to deal with the disease and takes everything one day at a time.
“BTW, thanks for this amazing disease, Mom!!!” she jokes. “I use a topical cortisone ointment every night before bed. 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.”
Welp, she’s certainly not shy about showing some skin these days. Check out her latest nipple-baring look — below.