Kim Kardashian Revealed She Once Used Kourtney's Breast Milk to Try & Treat Her Psoriasis


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About 7.5 million people in the United States have psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory disease of the immune system that can cause red scaly  patches on the skin, according to the American Academy of DermatologyKim Kardashian is one of those 7.5 million, and has spoken out about finding a cure for it since 2010. 

  • On her app on Tuesday, Oct 17, she shared all of the methods (both in and out of the box) that she's tried to relieve her psoriasis symptoms.

    "After having had it for over seven years, I feel like I’ve accepted it, but there are still times when I can feel insecure about it," she wrote, according to Metro.

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    Both Kim and her mom, Kris, have psoriasis, according to the post. "Things I've tried that do help are following a low-acid diet, cortisone shots, and topical cortisone creams," she wrote. While she's tried all those basic treatments, she's also always open to testing out more unusual ones. 

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  • One time, she even tried using her sister Kourtney's breast milk. "Lol!" She wrote (but we were all kind of thinking the same thing).

    According to Romper, Kim tried applying the breast milk onto her skin during a 2013 episode of Kourtney & Kim Take Miami

  • As you might've guessed, it didn't work.

    While colostrum, or the milk that is first produced during pregnancy, does have skin-healing properties, it's not really recommended to treat psoriasis, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation

    "I think when people are plagued with psoriasis, they are always looking for something and anything that will work," April Abernethy, the former associate director of medical programs at NPF, told NPF. 

  • But what has been working for Kim lately are seaweed-based beauty products,

    It helps keep her skin hydrated, since psoriasis can cause it to dry out easily. "Seaweed is so soothing, too," she wrote. "I use it to treat spots that are especially irritating, red or flaky."

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    She might be onto something with that, as algae has been found to have a bunch of skin benefits, like anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-allergic properties. 

  • We're glad Kim found something that works. Still, the breastmilk was a nice (and organic) attempt.

    As for Kourt's generosity, I guess that's what sisters are for.