Kim Kardashian psoriasis flare up photo Instagram
Kim Kardashian’s Fans Are Praising Her for Sharing a Photo of Her Psoriasis Flare-Up
Kim Kardashian West has been quite open about her battle with psoriasis, and she continued that transparency on Instagram last night. The beauty mogulposted three deeply relatable photos of her psoriasis flare-ups, and fans are praising her for it.
“Psoriasis is the shits,” Kardashian West captioned one selfie, which shows her flare-ups covered in an herbal healing ointment. She shared a second photo to show her followers how she’s treating the issue, and a third of the flare-ups on her legs, which she jokingly captioned, “Sexy.”
Psoriasis, for the unfamiliar, is a condition in which skin cells build up and form scaly, itchy dry patches on your body. They often show up as red, itchy spots and can pop up anywhere where you have skin (so that includes your scalp, eyelids, knees, face, you name it). According to statistics from the National Psoriasis Foundation, around 8 million people in the U.S. have psoriasis, and it has a greater impact on quality of life in women—especially because trying to cover it with makeup is difficult and treatment can be costly.