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What is lupus?

Lupus is an inflammatory rheumatic autoimmune disease with a variety of manifestations. The skin, joints, kidneys, nervous system and other organs are often affected.

How does lupus develop?

Sunlight, especially ultraviolet light, can activate the disease, so patients should protect themselves from the sun if possible. In systemic lupus erythematosus, immune cells form antibodies (antibodies). These antibodies reach all parts of the body with the blood and can lead to inflammation and damage. For this reason, systemic lupus can affect many organs and organ systems - hence the term "systemic". It can cause chronic inflammation of connective tissue, skin, joints, various organs, mucous membranes, Brain and the walls of the blood vessels come. Lupus belongs to the inflammatory rheumatic diseases and among these to the group of connective tissue infections.

Lupus cosmetics

Signs of lupus?

  • Rheumatic complaints
  • general fatigue
  • Feeling weak
  • concentration problems
  • photosensitivity
  • Sensitivity to cold
  • Pain in joints and muscles
  • fever
  • unexplained weight loss
  • Swelling of the lymph glands
  • Allergies
  • slight hair loss

6 tips for skin care & cosmetics for lupus

Tip 1: Avoid the following substances

Essential oils, certain plant extracts, perfumes, many preservatives, many emulsifiers and last but not least petroleum oils that disrupt the natural physiological balance of the skin barrier.

Tip 2: use anti-inflammatory products

A gel that stabilizes the skin barrier is usually very helpful for stressed skin, while an anti-inflammatory additive can be useful for lupus.

We recommend our anti-inflammatory medical Aloe Vera Gel:

Tip 3: do natural cosmetics help?

No, unfortunately natural cosmetics are not always an alternative. Vegetable substances have a high allergenic potential and can also bring stressed skin out of balance.

Tip 4: Use a light day care product

Daily care is also very important for Lupus. It is best to use a light one Day and night care, like our Super cream blue. You can best do this in conjunction with a Hyaluron gel use without additives.

Tip 5: Dermatologists & cosmetic institutes also advise on skin care

You can ask your dermatologist or beautician for specific recommendations on care and cosmetic products for your sensitive lupus skin. Many dermatological practices have their own cosmetic institute and offer a close link between medical treatment and cosmetic care. Here you can get one Obtain a free recommendation.

Tip 6: Always test new skin care products 

Test new products for their tolerance, because the skin reacts differently to individual care ingredients in every person affected by lupus. It's best to test one more Hyaluron balm or Pigment cream, on tolerance. Before using for the first time, apply a small amount of the care product to an inconspicuous area of ​​skin on the face, for example on the chin, for one to two days. Now Medicorp Request samples!

We recommend as Day and night care our medical Super cream blue: