People Are Praising Kim Kardashian for Sharing Pics of Her ‘Psoriasis Face’
People have complicated relationships with Kim Kardashian West and her role in the modern cultural landscape, to say the least. But one thing that Kardashian West continues to do that's inarguably a good thing is normalize the skin condition she has: psoriasis.
The reality star and cosmetics mogul may have a highly curated public image, but she's never been afraid to talk about—and show—what it's like to live with psoriasis and its flare-ups. In case you're not familiar, psoriasis is a skin condition that causes skin cells to build up and create scaly, itchy dry patches on your face and body. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, Kardashian West is one of approximately 8 million Americans dealing with the condition. It affects women's quality of life more than men's and usually first appears between the ages of 15 and 25, though it can occur at any age.
Kardashian recently shared new images of her a recent flare-up on Instagram Stories, where she captioned the makeup-free video "Psoriasis face."
She also took to Instagram Stories and Snapchat to share another pic of her "morning psoriasis" on Sunday, March 17.
Kardashian West's long history with psoriasis has been part of storylines on Keeping Up With the Kardashians since practically the beginning of the show and is probably one of her most relatable qualities. (Her mom, Kris Jenner, also has it.)
While there is currently no known cure, Kardashian West also recently showed herself using an herbal ointment treatment with the caption "Psoriasis is the shits." She has also called out tabloids for commenting on her "bad skin."
Fans certainly appreciate her candor on the subject. "Crazy that @KimKardashian shows us her psoriasis on her face not crying and not throwing a tantrum to her mother," a social media user wrote. "If theirs [sic] anyone who has changed the most it’s Kim. I love her, who am i kidding though i love everyone."
"This is what I appreciate about the Kardashians; they put everything on camera for the world to see. The down side is that it's easy to get caught up in the illusion of feeling like you actually know them," another said on Twitter.
Hope this flare-up settles down soon, Kimberly.