Lupus Rash on Face: Reduce Redness And Maintain Healthy Skin
Lupus rash on face? What you can do to reduce redness is a topic that is so familiar to us Lupies. The redness can be embarrassing for us women especially as it’s a clear indication of suboptimal health.
I struggled with the physical effects of Lupus and found how “vain” I was.
So what are some things you can do to reduce the redness?
Lupus Rash On Face Tips:
Whether you’re going through an acute flare or a chronic flare with a rash, the following will provide you with relief:
- Aloe Vera Contains healing compounds that are anti-inflammatory in nature which is very effective at calming our skin especially when it’s irritated and flared. Cut out the outer layer of the Aloe and slice the gooey inside thin so that you can place on top of your face and lay down and enjoy while the aloe cools your face.
- Cucumber: The flesh of the cucumber is mostly water but it also contains vitamin C and caffeic acid which cools the skin and decreases inflammation. It’s also a beauty secret for us Korean women to have blemish free and whitened skin.
- Colloidal Oatmeal Facial Mask Mix Rose water (few drops), Honey (1 TBSP), Applesauce ( 2 TBSP), and Oatmeal (2 TBSB) and apply on face and rinse after 10-15 min.
- Manuka Honey Has an anti-inflammatory effect so buy that are UMF/OMA rating of 15 or above to ensure that I calm your skin.
- Anti-Lupus Rash tea: I often recommend that my patients place cold tea bags over their rash to calm and soothe irritated skin. My favorite go-to teas for this purpose is Chamomile Tea, green tea, and Peppermint Tea. They contain polyphenols and antioxidants that have a “cooling effect”. So sip a couple of tea bags and then refrigerate. Then squeeze the tea bags and then place them directly on the irritated areas for about 5 minutes.
As frustrating as the redness of the rash may be, the good news is that they are rather easy to tame. And since they are red, it’s easily concealed under makeup.
For prevention, wear a fashionable hat with wide brim and
Also remember, we should count our blessings as the skin rash is the least of our problems with Lupus as they can do so much more damage than a rash.
I’d love to hear if you’ve tried other remedies, please like and or share this post and always leave me a comment.
About the Author
Dr. Connie has suffered from Lupus for the last 16 years. As a result, she discovered that a holistic minded approach to health was most beneficial for herself in battling Lupus and for her patients, who battle everything from Autoimmune Disease to Weight Loss. Dr. Connie holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and a Masters in Public Health (Nutrition) from the renowned Loma Linda University School of Allied Health Professions. She is also a Registered and Licensed Dietitian in the State of Georgia. Additionally, Dr. Connie is a Functional Medicine Practitioner (Certification Pending 2017), a Registered RYT-200 Yoga Teacher & School (Yoga Alliance) and Certified Pilates Teacher (Pilates Method Alliance).