Kim Kardashian has always been transparent about her battle with psoriasis. Rashes and dry patches with scales are both brought on by flare-ups. In photographs posted on Instagram, the reality star has shown how severe her breakouts have been throughout the years.
In a July 2022 interview with Allure, the inventor of SKIMS said that she had a severe flare-up while trying to shed 16 pounds in three weeks to fit into Marilyn Monroe’s famous “bare” outfit for the Met Gala. She told the newspaper, “Psoriasis burst out all over my body, and I had psoriatic arthritis so I couldn’t really use my hands.” The autoimmune disease’s skin eruptions are significantly influenced by stress.
In 2019, Kim posted a close-up image of her face on Instagram, revealing blotchy areas on her chin, cheeks, and forehead. Psoriasis is the s-ts, she commented, before clarifying that the creamy, black swathes covering her outbreaks weren’t excrement. Herbal ointment, she promised her audience.
The beauty mogul disclosed that her mother, Kris Jenner, also has the ailment in a September 2019 blog post for sister Kourtney Kardashian’s website Poosh, and that Kim herself didn’t have any symptoms until her mid-20s.
“I had my first psoriasis flare-up when I was 25. Since psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, my normal cold caused it to flare up. My stomach and legs were completely covered,” she said. Fortunately, a dermatologist lived next door to me at the time in my apartment building. When I showed him, he told me to come into the clinic so he could give me a cortisone injection in the hopes that it would eventually go away (since it was my first big outbreak). When I did this, my psoriasis disappeared totally for roughly five years, she said.
Then Kim explained how her “true psoriasis experience started” in her early 30s. I’ve had spots for the last eight years, and although they may be unexpected, my primary spot on my right lower thigh has always remained flared up. I’ve become used to dealing without any creams or medications, learning to live with this place. I sometimes hide it and occasionally I don’t. I’m not very bothered about it.
I’ve grown to be very at ease with my psoriasis, she added. No matter where it is on my body, I sometimes feel comfortable displaying it while other times I don’t want it to be a focus, so I hide it with body cosmetics,” she said to admirers. “If you have psoriasis, you can’t allow disease control or destroy your life. You must make every effort to ensure your comfort while avoiding letting it rule your life.