Kim Kardashian has learned to cope with psoriasis
Kim Kardashian West has learned to live with psoriasis.
The 35-year-old star has lived with the itchy skin condition for years and because everyone knows about the beauty "flaw" she no longer tries to cover it up.
In a post on her official mobile phone app, she told fans: "I have that one patch on my right leg that is most visible. I don't even really try to cover it that much anymore. Sometimes I just feel like it's my big flaw and everyone knows about it, so why cover it?"
Kim manages the breakouts by sticking to a strict diet which reduces the risk of getting patches and she also applies cortisone cream to her itchy skin every night. If her psoriasis is particularly bad then she gets cortisone injections.
She explained: "Everyone with psoriasis has different symptoms; sometimes the rashes are itchy, sometimes they're flaky. Mine flares up from time to time for different reasons. I'm always hoping for a cure, of course, but in the meantime, I'm learning to just accept it as part of who I am."
Kim was first diagnosed with autoimmune disease psoriasis in 2010 when she visited a dermatologist during an episode of 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians'.
The reality TV megastar - who is considered to be one of the world's most beautiful women - first noticed her skin flare up when she was wearing a sequined dress to attend her sister's DASH boutique store opening in New York.
Kim - who is married to Kanye West, with whom she has two children, three-year-old daughter North and eight-month-old son Saint - said: "I thought it was just a rash caused by the fabric, but then the rash was covering my legs and my mom was like, 'I think you have psoriasis!!!' She has it, too, and it's hereditary, so she spotted the symptoms immediately."
Her mother Kris, 60, was diagnosed with psoriasis when she was aged 30 - a similar age that Kim first suffered a break out.