While Kim’s beauty methods might not be the best for everyone, she has been candid about her psoriasis journey over the years.
“One night, I woke up to use the restroom and I physically couldn’t pick up my phone,” she wrote in a 2019 essay on sister Kourtney Kardashian‘s website Poosh. “I thought it was strange but maybe I just slept on my hands weird and I was so tired, I didn’t need to be checking my phone at that hour anyway.”
Kim continued, “I woke up that morning and I still couldn’t pick up my phone. I was freaking out—I couldn’t even pick up a toothbrush, my hands hurt so badly.”
From her experience, in which her doctor told her she “probably” has psoriatic arthritis, Kim said she’s learned to accept her skin condition.
“It’s still painful and scary, but I was happy to have a diagnosis,” Kim shared on Poosh. “No matter what autoimmune condition I had, I was going to get through it…I hope my story can help anyone else with an autoimmune disease feel confident.”
She added, “There is light at the end of the tunnel.”