Kim Kardashian Reveals the Reality of Her Psoriasis With Brutally Honest Photo | 22 Words

Most people know Kim Kardashian as glamorous, polished, fashionable and perfectly put-together at all times. And we wouldn't fault you for that. Many of her paparazzi pictures depict her elegantly slinking into a black SUV, hair slicked back into a tight ponytail, sky-high stilettos on, with perfect makeup. But the reality is that no one wakes up like that, and even if you're one of the most famous celebrities on Earth, it's possible to be imperfect. And that's okay. We're all imperfect! That's what makes us human.

Today, Kim showed us that she's one of us. She even struggles with a skin condition called psoriasis.

Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease with no cure.

According to the Mayo Clinic, "Psoriasis is a common skin condition that speeds up the life cycle of skin cells. It causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin. The extra skin cells form scales and red patches that are itchy and sometimes painful. Psoriasis is a chronic disease that often comes and goes." The signs and symptoms can appear different for different people. For some, it can be very mild, itchy red skin, but for others, it can look like large patches of painful, cracked, bleeding areas of the body.

Like the beautiful woman in this Instagram post explains, the condition isn't contagious.

The Mayo Clinic adds, "Most types of psoriasis go through cycles, flaring for a few weeks or months, then subsiding for a time or even going into complete remission." This means not everyone with psoriasis always appears to have the condition. It can go away and then flare up at different times. Stress is one of the things that can trigger a flare-up.

What most people don't know is that Kim Kardashian also suffers from the condition.

With her couture gowns and flawlessly contoured makeup looks, no one would know she silently has struggled with the condition for years.

Kim has been trying all kinds of things to get her psoriasis in check.

Most recently this blueberry detox smoothie from the Medical Medium, a questionable pseudo-science Instagram influencer who touts the benefits of celery juice above all else. Perhaps not the best person to take medical advice on, but when nothing else is helping, it can be tempting to turn to people who offer quick cures.

In this recent Instagram Story, she showed off photos of her legs, covered in psoriasis marks with the tongue-in-cheek comment, "Sexy."

But even though Kim may not think she looks sexy, it's important to remember this condition is very common. Sexy comes from the inside, folks.

Today, she revealed the truth behind the makeup.

In this snap, she shows her face, dotted with pink patches. Honestly, we give her credit for being so open! And her followers seemed to really appreciate it as well.

Earlier this year, Kim posted another photo of her face during a psoriasis flare-up.

In this one, she has brown ointment covering the spots. She jokingly wrote, "Psoriasis is the shits!"