7 Natural Lupus Treatments and Remedies

Skin rashes associated with lupus are caused by an underlying inflammatory response. It’s important to protect sensitive skin from irritants and also the sun if skin starts to show signs of a rash, hives or redness. Certain chemicals in household or beauty products (like lotions, detergents, washes and makeup) can worsen skin inflammation and make dryness and itchiness worse. Tips for helping to heal and protect sensitive skin caused by lupus include:

  • Avoid direct sunlight during peak hours of the day, especially from 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • Wear non-toxic sunscreen with an SPF of 50 or higher.
  • Wear sunglasses and a hat.
  • Use a humidifier in your bedroom to help keep skin moist.
  • Switch from conventional beauty and household products to those that are organic and made with natural ingredients like coconut oil, jojoba oil, shea butter and essential oils.
  • Avoid very hot showers, and instead make the water lukewarm.
  • Take baths with colloidal oatmeal powder for extra moisture and then lubricate skin right away afterward.
  • Spritz dry skin throughout the day with mineral water.
  • Consume plenty of vitamin E or take a supplement.
  • Avoid wearing antiperspirants, perfumes, scented lotions and chemical-containing makeup.

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