How Kim Kardashian copes with psoriasis

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Kim KardashianAirbrush legs, Sally HansenKeeping up with the Kardashians was bound to take its toll; and Kim Kardashian has revealed that she is suffering from psoriasis. But she has found an inexpensive and easy way to cover up her psoriasis patches.

With Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Spray, Kim is confident to show her lovely legs! After recently discovering she was suffering from chronic skin disease psoriasis, Kim Kardashian feared her career could be over. But now the reality star has revealed how she hides the angry red spots, which flare up over swathes of her body.

Kim posted before and after pictures of her legs on her website, telling fans she uses a bronzing make-up spray to keep the psoriasis patches at bay. The Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs spray comes in a variety of shades and Kim describes it as a ‘lifesaver’.

‘I’m using Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs spray and it is my lifesaver at the moment,’ she wrote on her website. ‘I love this stuff! It really covers up my psoriasis so well!’ A 130ml bottle retails at around R140 and bills itself as a ‘light-weight leg make-up’ which covers imperfections.

Earlier in the summer, Kim’s psoriasis diagnosis was documented on her E! reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians. After seeing her dermatologist, Kim was sent into a blind panic after researching the condition on the internet and realising her entire body could end up covered in the painful patches.

‘My career is doing ad campaigns and swimsuit photo shoots,’ the 30-year-old wailed. ‘People don’t understand the pressure on me to look perfect. ‘The hereditary disease was passed down to Kim from her mother Kris Jenner.Kim’s dermatologist told her the condition is incurable, and the best way to manage it is to lead a ‘slower-paced life.

‘However Kim, who makes a living making red carpet appearances and promoting products, conceded that this was impossible. Psoriasis can be a daily hell for sufferers who can find the relentless skin irritation and redness almost unbearable. Kim has given hope and comfort to many of her fans who also struggle with the chronic disease.

Did you know?
Psoriasis is a very common condition.
It may affect people of any age, but mostly commonly, it starts between the ages of 15 and 35.
It is hereditary – although stress can make it worse.
It cannot be spread to other people.Psoriasis causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin, forming silvery. scales and itchy, dry, red patches that can be quite painful.
There is no cure but treatments (such as cortisone cream) can offer substantial relief.

Find out more about psoriasis at the Mayo Clinic

This story originally appeared in the Daily Mail

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  1. AndreaM

    I wish this could help with my eczema.

    6 years ago •

  1. SpiceY

    Dischem keeps the spray , it really is brilliant , I have a horrible scar on the back of my leg , I also use this….thanks

    6 years ago •

  1. foreverGLAM

    This spray is not in SA :-( I cannot find it. Does anybody know where I can buy it?

    7 years ago •

  1. Angelisha

    Good to know about this and how we all have flaws even stars!

    7 years ago •

  1. ricebunny

    never knew this Psorias ever existed until now

    7 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    What a huge difference the spray makes!

    7 years ago •

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