Beauty care entrepreneur and reality tv star; Kim Kardashian has opened up on her struggle with an autoimmune condition known as Psoriasis. Psoriasis is a skin condition characterized by patches of abnormal skin which are typically red, dry, itchy, and scaly.
while sharing her early experiences with the condition, she mentioned;
“When I was 25, I had my first psoriasis flare-up. I got a common cold, and since psoriasis is an autoimmune condition, this triggered it. It was all over my stomach and legs. Luckily, in my apartment complex at the time, my neighbor was a dermatologist. I showed it to him, and he said to come into the office and he would give me a shot of cortisone and then hopefully it would go away (since it was my first big outbreak). I did this and my psoriasis completely went away for about five years.
However, it came back again in my early thirties”
She also recalled a recent encounter with the condition this year, which got so severe while it lasted.
Earlier this year is when it got extremely bad—it covered my whole face and a majority of my entire body, she said.
While encouraging others who might be battling with the same skin condition, she said;
If you have psoriasis, you can’t let it ruin your life or get the best of you. You have to do what you can to make sure you are comfortable but not let it take over.
I live a healthy life and try to eat as plant based as possible and drink sea moss smoothies. With all the stress in life, I try to make sure I take time for myself so that I am centered and keep my stress to a minimum.
I hope my story can help anyone else with an autoimmune disease feel confident that there is light at the end of the tunnel.