Could stress have caused Kim Kardashian's latest psoriasis flare-up?
Proving that no-one can have it all (despite her millions of dollars, famous rapper husband, gorgeous daughter, world-famous body and global stardom), Kim Kardashian has stepped out with irritated-looking patches of skin on her legs as her battle with psoriasis continues.
Snapped out with husband Kanye West in New York City following a gym session, Kim K‘s three-quarter length leggings exposed the bottom of her legs where the psoriasis flare up was visible.
The reality star first discovered her psoriasis in 2011, after angry red rashes appeared first on her legs, then spread all over her body. Kim‘s reaction was broadcast on an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, in which we saw her blaming mum Kris Jenner, who ‘had always had it’, accusing her of being ‘the disease carrier’.
Kim then went on to sob: ‘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?’
Viewers then saw Kim visit a dermatologist, who told the star that the best way to manage the skin condition was to slow down her pace of life. At the time, Kim said it was ‘just not possible’.
Instead, she took treatment into her own hands and swore by using breast milk to cure the sores. She also posted a picture of her legs after using an airbrush spray, explaining that it was her ‘lifesaver at the moment.’
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that affects around one in 50 people in the UK. Kim has a mild form of the condition but it is thought that extra stress can contribute to a flare-up.
So what could have caused Kim K‘s recent flare-up?
Well, we know Kim isn’t leading such a ‘slow-paced life’ at the moment and is reportedly under a lot of stress while trying – so far unsuccessfully – for her second baby with husband Kanye.
Whatever the cause though, we don’t think it’s made a dent on Kim Kardashian‘s beauty. Keep smiling, K!