Everybody’s got that something.
Well, unfortunately, she’s gonna have to considering there’s not a known cure for the chronic condition just yet.
Taking to her app/website, the 35-year-old detailed her experience with learning to live with the disease:
“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?”
“After this many years, I’ve really learned to live with it.”
“I got it for the first time at the DASH store opening in New York. I wore this all-sequin dress and I started getting really itchy; I thought it was just a rash caused by the fabric, 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.”
And while there’s no permanent fix, there are things the social media maven does to control the flare ups, like avoiding certain foods:
“There’s no cure that we know of right now, but there are certain foods you should avoid to help prevent flare-ups├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥acidic foods like tomatoes and eggplant, for instance. 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.”
In the meantime, the beauty is focusing on accepting her flaws:
“Current research shows that around 10 percent of the population has the genes that can lead to psoriasis. (BTW, thanks for this amazing disease, Mom!!!) However, only two to three percent of people actually develop the symptoms. Scientists are constantly researching and developing new medications to help treat it, but for now, 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.”
We imagine that can’t be that easy with cameras on you at all times!
But what a humanizing moment for the reality star, eh?!
[Image via Kim Kardashian West.]