Kim Kardashian West Shares How She’s Been Dealing With Her Psoriasis For Over A Decade!
Kim Kardashian West may often present an unrealistic expectation of beauty for women around the world but occasionally she lets down her guard and gets real with her fans. In particular, the reality TV star has been honest about her struggle with psoriasis. In fact, back in February, Kardashian hit twitter to slam the tabloids who accused her of having bad acne when she was, in fact, having a psoriasis flare-up. The mum of four has had the skin condition which sees her skin cells build up and create red, scaly, itchy patches for quite some time, and often gives her fans a glimpse of what she calls her “psoriasis face.”
This time though, the star showed how she covers the psoriasis on her legs using her new range of body makeup from her KKW line. “I use this when I want to enhance my skin tone or cover my psoriasis. I bruise easily and have veins and this has been my secret for over a decade. I’ve learned to live with and not be insecure of my psoriasis, but for days when I want to just cover it up I use this Body Makeup,” she wrote.
Sharing a video of herself applying her new body makeup line, as well as before and after photos, Kardashian West got super honest with her audience about a health condition she has lived with for over a decade.
(Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition that causes the rapid buildup of skin cells. This buildup of cells causes scaling on the skin’s surface. Psoriasis can lead to inflammation, redness, and patches of skin that can crack and bleed. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), approximately 7.5 million Americans are affected by the condition, making Kim’s post even more important.)
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I’m so excited for you guys to try my new @kkwbeauty Body Collection. It consists of 3 different products (body make up, a liquid body shimmer and a loose shimmer powder). I use them all separately and sometimes all together depending on the look I am going for. This one shown above is the body Make Up. This is what I use most often. I don’t always like my legs to have shimmer on them. I use this when I want to enhance my skin tone or cover my psoriasis. I bruise easily and have veins and this has been my secret for over a decade. I’ve learned to live with and not be insecure of my psoriasis, but for days when I want to just cover it up I use this Body Makeup. My formula is so creamy and buildable and has a smooth satin finish. It builds easily for a more full coverage if needed. It launches 06.21.19 at 12pm pst at kkwbeauty.com #kkwbeauty. Stay tuned for some videos showing how i use it all.
There are days when the reality star struggles with her psoriasis and just wants to cover it up while other times she’s totally okay with going out bare faced.
“Sometimes I just feel like it’s my big flaw and everyone knows about it, so why cover it?” she said. “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,” she said in an interview back in 2016.
We think it’s refreshing that Kardashian isn’t afraid to show what her skin really looks like when she’s having a psoriasis flare. Demystifying chronic conditions is so important, especially as living with a sometimes surface-unseen, condition can often be an isolating experience.
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