Kim Kardashian reveals how she covers up her psoriasis

The transformation is straight-up incredible

Womens Health Digital Content Manager / June 19 2019

Going by the magazine shoots, TV footage and Insta feed of Kim Kardashian, you would probably believe that the celeb has nothing to hide. 

But the mum-of-four is starting to open up about her experience with psoriasis, an autoimmune disease that she's "learned to live with" for over a decade.

In a recent Instagram post, the 38-year-old shared a video and a series of photos revealing how she covers the dry, scaly patches that psoriasis is characterised by. Of course, it involves a plug of her new range of products – the KKW Beauty Body Collection. 

I'm so excited for you guys to try my new @kkwbeauty Body Collection. It consists of 3 different products (body make up, a liquid body shimmer and a loose shimmer powder). I use them all separately and sometimes all together depending on the look I am going for. This one shown above is the body Make Up. This is what I use most often. I don't always like my legs to have shimmer on them. I use this when I want to enhance my skin tone or cover my psoriasis. I bruise easily and have veins and this has been my secret for over a decade. I've learned to live with and not be insecure of my psoriasis, but for days when I want to just cover it up I use this Body Makeup. My formula is so creamy and buildable and has a smooth satin finish. It builds easily for a more full coverage if needed. It launches 06.21.19 at 12pm pst at kkwbeauty.com #kkwbeauty. Stay tuned for some videos showing how i use it all.
I'm so excited for you guys to try my new @kkwbeauty Body Collection. It consists of 3 different products (body make up, a liquid body shimmer and a loose shimmer powder). I use them all separately and sometimes all together depending on the look I am going for. This one shown above is the body Make Up. This is what I use most often. I don't always like my legs to have shimmer on them. I use this when I want to enhance my skin tone or cover my psoriasis. I bruise easily and have veins and this has been my secret for over a decade. I've learned to live with and not be insecure of my psoriasis, but for days when I want to just cover it up I use this Body Makeup. My formula is so creamy and buildable and has a smooth satin finish. It builds easily for a more full coverage if needed. It launches 06.21.19 at 12pm pst at kkwbeauty.com #kkwbeauty. Stay tuned for some videos showing how i use it all.

In the video, Kim demonstrates how she uses the KKW Beauty Body Makeup on her legs, using a brush to spread the product evenly over her shin completely covering her psoriasis patches.

"I use this when I want to enhance my skin tone or cover my psoriasis," she wrote in the caption. "I bruise easily and have veins and this has been my secret for over a decade. I’ve learned to live with and not be insecure of my psoriasis, but for days when I want to just cover it up I use this Body Makeup."

Kim has been on the hunt for a cure for her psoriasis for the better part of the last decade, trying everything from celery juice to breast milk to light therapy. She has even consulted with a medical medium in hopes of relief from her autoimmune disease. All to no avail.

In the meantime, she's relying on her Body Makeup potion. Those before-and-after photos are seriously impressive. But what really shines is her confidence. It's great to hear Kim isn't letting a few psoriasis patches hold her back.

Want more insider tips for how Kim Kardashian keeps her body looking on-point? Check out her butt-toning secret.

What are your tips for perfecting your complexion? Let us know in the comments below.

Main image credit: @kimkardashian

This article originally appeared on Womens Health.

Lauren Williamson is a digital writer, editor and social media fiend who's a huge fan of tackling new wellness trends, eating her way through foreign countries and getting worked up over politics.