Kim Kardashian shared images of psoriasis on her leg on her Instagram on Tuesday. The reality star has been struggling with the skin disease for several years, but it has now suddenly flared up again. She herself does not know what could have caused the flare-up.
“This is painful,” Kardashian wrote on her Instagram story on Tuesday. The images show her right leg with a large red spot, which is the result of her skin disease psoriasis. “I don’t know what’s causing this,” Kardashian says. “I haven’t changed anything in my eating habits. I have tried everything.”
In another Instagram story, she also sees the positive side of the skin disease flare-up. With a little imagination it looked like the red spot was shaped like a heart. “Wait, am I wrong, or is my psoriasis now shaped like a heart for Valentine’s Day?” the video says.
Open about skin disease
The American star has been open about her skin disease for years. For example, in 2018 she asked all her followers if anyone had a medicine for the disease and which one works best. In 2022, she also shared that her psoriasis started to flare up again, which was due to changing eating habits.
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that usually comes in flare-ups. Because the skin produces new cells too quickly, they die and remain in your skin. That causes the red spots. It can be treated with a special gel or ointment, but it is not curable.