Kim Kardashian West Says Her Skin Disease Has Spread to her Face


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Save for her recent big break from the spotlight, Kim Kardashian West typically isn't shy about even her biggest insecurities—those who follow her on Snapchat know this best, as last year, Kardashian West publicly logged her daily weigh-ins for months. And yet, as forthcoming as she is about just about everything, she has also admitted that she goes to great lengths to conceal a certain skin ailment. Kardashian West famously suffers from psoriasis, a genetic skin disorder that causes cell overgrowth, usually resulting in large red, itchy, flaky patches. But now, she says she's finally ready to embrace it—most of the time, at least.

"After this many years, I've really learned to live with it," she said in a post on her app earlier this week. "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?"

Still, that doesn't mean having psoriasis is always easy—the condition tends to pop up in very inconvenient ways, as Kardashian recently tweeted: 

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This post was originally published on September 2, 2016.