On social media

FACE TIME WITH KARDASHIAN: Kim Kardashian is not afraid to face up to her skin problems publicly. 	On Monday, she posted a photo of herself in an unglamorous state - lying down with dark splotches of ointment on her face, forehead and chin. 	"Psorias
PHOTO: KIM KARDASHIAN/INSTAGRAM

FACE TIME WITH KARDASHIAN: Kim Kardashian is not afraid to face up to her skin problems publicly. On Monday, she posted a photo of herself in an unglamorous state - lying down with dark splotches of ointment on her face, forehead and chin. "Psoriasis is the sh**s!" the 38-year-old reality star wrote. She later posted that she was using a "herbal ointment" before she released another photo that seemed to show a light therapy device - a recommended treatment method - and whose caption read: "My new best friend." She also put up a photo of her legs covered with red spots, accompanied by a defiant "Sexy" caption. Psoriasis, which she has suffered from for years, is a skin condition that causes a thick, patchy, red rash with silvery, white scales. Despite her skin woes, the wife of rapper Kanye West has not resorted to hiding at home, reported the Entertainment Tonight portal. Last Saturday, she turned up at her make-up artist Mario Dedivanovic's master class, where he showcased to participants some of the techniques that he uses on her.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 13, 2019, with the headline 'On social media'. Print Edition | Subscribe