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Psoriasis, Kim Kardashian and skincare products

Kim Kardashian West (Facebook/Kim Kardashian West)

Kim Kardashian West (Facebook/Kim Kardashian West)

One of the most important things people should know about psoriasis is that it is not contagious. Reality star Kim Kardashian West, 37, suffers from this skin condition and has been using her celebrity to help raise awareness about it.

In an episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” aired in 2011, fans of the wife of Kanye West, 40, learned that she had been diagnosed with psoriasis and her dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer told her that the genetic disease was not curable. On December 26, 2017, she told her 192 million Snapchat followers that her psoriasis was almost gone.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 7.5 million Americans suffer from psoriasis and 70-90 per cent of them deal with the itch of the skin condition. Those who suffer from the psoriatic itch are not advised to scratch at their skin because it will exacerbate the skin condition, Psoriasis Treatment Center of Central New Jersey director Jerry Bagel, MD, told Reader’s Digest.

In 2015, Kim told Into the Gloss that her solution to the affected areas is the Quasar MD Plus, an at-home LED light therapy machine worth $600. She revealed that she always takes her makeup using a makeup wipe such as the Neutrogena makeup remover cleansing towelettes before washing it off with the By Terry Purete de Rose refreshing cleansing gel.

For moisturizers, Kim prefers the thick ones such as the Guerlain Orchidee Imperiale The Rich Cream and the Natura Bisse C+C Vitamin Cream. The face sunscreen she recommended are Sheer Fluid Sun Shield SPF 30 and La Mer’s The Broad Spectrum SPF 50 UV.

Kanye and Kim have two children namely North West, 4, and Saint West, 1. They are expecting their third child via surrogate.

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