6 / 11 Limit Time in the Sun
Two-thirds of people with lupus have increased sensitivity to ultraviolet light. “Sun exposure can trigger a lupus flare. Also, many of the medications used to treat lupus can make you more sensitive to the sun. That means using sunblock and covering up when out in sun,” Ghaw says. When selecting a sunscreen, choose a minimum of SPF 30 and broad-spectrum coverage for both UVA and UVB protection.