Kim posted this picture of the psoriasis patches on her legs this week.
We don't think we've ever seen Kim with a flare-up that is this intense. "Sexy," she wrote on the image she shared on her Instagram Story.
While Kim can wear pants and long skirts to cover them up, she can't do the same for her face.
She is dealing with patches in that area as well. "Psoriasis is the shits!" Kim wrote over this photo. The black stuff on her face is an herbal ointment she was trying to help reduce the inflammation.
Kim brought out the big guns to treat her skin.
She posted a picture of machine that was likely going to provide light therapy, which is a treatment Kim has used in the past. "I have been using this light--and I don’t wanna speak to soon because [the psoriasis] is almost gone--but I’ve been using this light [therapy] and my psoriasis is like 60 % gone," she told People in 2017. "That’s wild because is hasn’t been gone in years."
Her psoriasis has been bad for a while.
Kim told fans that her psoriasis took a turn for the worse in December. "It’s taken over my body," she shared. "Has anyone tried a medication for psoriasis & what kind works best? Need help ASAP!!!"
Despite having patches all over her body, work has not stopped for Kim.
She was the model for her makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic's Master Class that took place over the weekend. Luckily, he was able to cover up any signs of a flare-up.
Kim isn't the only woman in her family who struggles with psoriasis.
Her mom, Kris Jenner, also has the disease. While psoriasis patients don't always have visible signs of the skin condition on their body, things like stress or an infection can cause the red patches to appear.
She opened up about her struggle and family history in a 2011 episode of her reality show where she received her diagnosis.
"When the doctor tells me I have psoriasis I have heard of it before because my mom has always had it but my mom didn’t have red flaky dots all over her," Kim said. "My career is doing ad campaigns and swimsuit photo shoots. People don’t understand the pressure on me to look perfect. When I gain a pound it's in the headlines. Imagine what the tabloids would do to me if they saw all these spots."
The doctor recommended that Kim slow down her life to help her skin.
Kim hasn't done that at all. She is busier than ever with her reality show, multiple businesses, and a growing family (baby number four is on the way via surrogate). It also doesn't help that her family is constantly involved in some type of drama. Kim will need to change her life to see a permanent improvement in her skin, but we don't see that happening any time soon.