Reality TV star Kim Kardashian recently shared a candid look into her ongoing battle with psoriasis, a chronic skin condition causing itchy and scaly patches. In Instagram Stories posted on Tuesday, January 30, Kardashian revealed a “painful” psoriasis flare-up on her leg, emphasizing the discomfort she was experiencing.
In the videos, Kardashian showcased the red, inflamed patches on her leg, expressing uncertainty about the triggers for the sudden outbreak. Despite her usual flawless appearance, she chose to be transparent about her struggles, stating, “Not gonna lie, this is painful. I don’t know what my triggers are. I haven’t changed my diet. I’ve tried everything! Psoriasis sucks.”
The mother of four shared a closer look at the affected area, highlighting the extent of the flare-up on her leg and thigh. In a lighthearted moment, Kardashian noticed the shape resembled a heart and joked about having a “heart-shaped psoriasis for Valentine’s Day.”
Kim Kardashian, who has been open about her psoriasis journey since 2011, faced backlash earlier for using a tanning bed to manage her condition. Responding to criticism, she clarified that the tanning bed helps when her psoriasis is severe but assured that she doesn’t use it frequently.
In a subsequent Instagram Story on January 31, Kardashian revealed a treatment method she tried: applying an “intense cream” and wrapping her legs in Saran Wrap overnight. She reported significant improvement, noting the reduction of itching and a lighter appearance of the red patches.
While the use of plastic wrap and cream might seem basic, Kardashian’s update suggests positive results. This follows her earlier disclosure that her pre-Met Gala diet triggered psoriatic arthritis, adding another layer to her ongoing journey with psoriasis.
Psoriasis affects millions of Americans, and Kardashian’s willingness to share her experiences sheds light on the challenges individuals face with this autoimmune condition. Her journey reflects the importance of finding effective treatments while maintaining transparency about the highs and lows of living with psoriasis.