July 2, 2019

This Is the Most Real Photo Kim Kardashian Has Ever Shared of Her Psoriasis

Some of Kim Kardashian West‘s psoriasis may have cleared, but she’s still dealing with skin problems caused by the condition.

The cosmetics mogul, 38, shared a candid photo of her left leg before she applied her new KKW Beauty body foundation that showed areas of pigmentation loss on her skin after a psoriasis breakout cleared up. Kardashian West asked her fans if any of them had ever suffered from a similar side effect.

“Does anyone else get pigment loss after their psoriasis clears???” the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star captioned her Instagram Story photo. Luckily, Kardashian West’s makeup artist used her brand new body makeup to conceal the uneven color on her leg before a night out on the town with her sisters this weekend for BFF Larsa Pippen’s birthday.

New York City dermatologist and The Beauty of Dirty Skin author Dr. Whitney Bowe tells PEOPLE that the discoloration Kardashian West is experiencing is quite common after any inflammatory skin condition flare-up. “You can be left with something called PIH — it stands for either post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or post-inflammatory hypopigmentation. It can happen after acne, eczema or psoriasis. It can even happen after a cat scratches you, or following any scrape or wound on the skin,” she says.