A picnic with friends, a day at the beach, or a trip to the pool. They may seem impossible when you have lupus. But letting the sun shine doesn’t have to be off your list.
With a few sun-smart choices, I can still enjoy a little time outside with my best friend.
Pick the right time
UV rays reach their peak between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. So, when they’re at their most intense, try to spend less time outside. Plan an early walk or a dinnertime picnic.
Anytime you’re outside in the daylight, even during off-peak hours or cooler times of the year, you should protect yourself. That means sunscreen every day! Here are some sunscreen tips. Talk to your doctor, who may have more suggestions.