If there’s one thing Kim Kardashian has always managed to stay on top of, it’s her flawless complexion. But while it sounds easy enough to maintain gorgeous skin when you have all the money and resources in the world at your disposal, the beauty mogul has revealed that even in her 40s, acne is still a persistent struggle.
Talking to Refinery29, Kardashian explained that although she’s gotten good at covering it up, she’s prone to intense flare-ups.
“It’s [concealed] really well under makeup,” she told the outlet. “But I’ve documented it. I think if people saw it they’d be really shocked to know that I had that experience.”
In another interview with Bustle, Kardashian opened up about how she “never thought” she’d still be experiencing the condition at her age.
“It’s really tough when your skin goes through a lot of changes that you weren’t really expecting to go through,” she said.
And if you wondered what she does to keep her reactive skin at bay, the billionaire, who told The New York Times said she would likely “eat poop every single day” to look younger, has indeed tried many treatments and miracle-promising products.
With top facialists, high-tech gadgets and expensive products in her arsenal, the Skkn by Kim beauty founder is focused on bringing her accumulated knowledge to consumers.
“The line includes stuff that my estheticians would always put together and use on me,” she told Bustle. “I’ve always been someone who’s wanted to share all of my beauty tips with my sisters and my girlfriends, so my brand has become a place where I can share them with customers.”
At one point, when Kardashian was starting to get unexplained breakouts, a facialist introduced her to pumpkin enzymes, a natural exfoliating ingredient that isn’t too harsh on the skin. Raving about the results, she credited an enzyme face mask as a big help to her skin.
“Putting a little bit of pumpkin enzyme as a blemish mask, sitting it on there — that’s how I first became aware of pumpkin enzymes,” she said, explaining the thought process behind her latest Skkn by Kim release, the Resurfacing Mask, which launched this month. And in very relatable news, she also credited her long, acrylic nails for stopping her from picking too much at her skin.
This article originally appeared on Grazia International