In and of themselves, butterfly rashes (also known as malar rashes) are not very serious – they might be itchy or painful, but not dangerous in and of themselves. Butterfly rashes can occur in Lupus, diabetes (both type one and type two) and psoriasis. Butterfly rash is something that can become better or worse depending on how you handle both it and the conditions around you. Taking care of the symptoms of this disease is something that can easily make your life more comfortable.
Protect your Skin from the Sun
Anybody with butterfly rash should make sure that they have sun protection with them at all times, since a butterfly rash is adversely affected by the sun. Hats and big glasses work well, as does sun cream. Rather than simply putting it on in the morning, keep some sun cream with you all the time –reapply it throughout the day, as you will wear it off as you move through. Hot days are particularly bad for this, since quite often people sweat their sun cream off. Butterfly rash on face pics quite often include before and after pictures which show the difference between no sun and sun.
Butterfly rashes react badly to the sunlight – they are very sensitive to light, and can also develop flaky skin as a result.
Use Lotions or Anti-inflammatories
Butterfly rashes can be uncomfortable for more than just reasons of beauty – they can make the skin hot and inflamed, which can be physically uncomfortable too. Lotions which can be bought in any shop, or perhaps an anti-inflammatory which can be prescribed by a doctor, are very useful in controlling the inflammation, and improving skin condition.
Anti-inflammatories take away a lot of the heat and irritation which is commonly associated with butterfly rashes, or rashes of any kind. They can reduce the swelling and redness which is commonly associated with the rash, something that can help the person with the rash to feel better overall. Lotions can also act to cool down the skin, reducing the heat and itchiness which some people report feeling.
Avoid Extreme Beauty Treatments
Remember that a butterfly rash is still a symptom of an overall disease, be it lupus, diabetes, or psoriasis. Women who suffer from these conditions should be particularly careful when it comes to beauty treatments and regimens which include such things as Botox, as they can be bad for the underlying disease. Butterfly rashes show where the skin is already irritated, and since these beauty treatments rely on openly irritating the skin further, women who have them should steer clear.
As well as irritating these areas generally not being seen as good to irritate generally, there is the potential for women to develop what is known as Koebner phenomenon, where the disease (like lupus) begins to develop directly in the affected area itself. This is something that can happen to anybody, but it is particularly prevalent in people who have the disease already.