Living with Lupus can mean different things to different people. Many people with Lupus experience flares due to being photosensitive from a medication or just because of having Lupus. Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). Chronic means that the signs and symptoms tend to last longer than six weeks and often for many years.
#1 You may need UV protection inside.
Many of us think about UV protection just for the sun. On very sunny summer days, we remember to put on that sunscreen or wear our sun protective shirt but forget that UV rays can hit you inside too. Windows don’t always block 100% of UV rays and florescent lighting can trigger photosensitive symptoms. UVA rays are present with relatively equal intensity during all daylight hours throughout the year, and can penetrate clouds and glass. Don’t forget to keep yourself protected on cloudy days and indoors.
Although this may not happen to everyone, if you do have problems with indoor light give UPF 50+ clothing a try!
#2 There are many symptoms that come with exposure to UV light for someone who is photosensitive. It looks and feels different for everybody!
If you have lupus, exposure to sunlight may trigger symptoms such as:
– lupus rash or lesions.
– fatigue or weakness.
– joint pain.
– internal organ swelling.
While some of these symptoms are visual like a sunburn others are not. Avoid these by trying Coolibar UPF 50+ clothing, with our unique fabric blend.
#3 Sunscreen washes off but Coolibar sun protection doesn’t
Sunscreen is wonderful and we recommend using it with our products if you have exposed skin. It can be hard to remember to reapply sunscreen as directed by the product to keep you protected to the highest level provided by the sunscreen. Coolibar sun protective clothing is rated UPF 50+ which is a little different than the SPF rating that sunscreens get. Our UPF 50+ garments block 98% of both UVA and UVB rays and unlike other brands, we guarantee the protection for the life of the garment. It doesn’t wash out! We have a unique proprietary fabric blend that has teeny tiny sun-bouncing minerals embedded at the fiber level. Our fabrics are tested more than any other fabric, endorsed by experts worldwide and recommended by dermatologists. Plus, no one will be able to tell you are wearing sun protective clothing!
We hope these 3 reasons convince you to try Coolibar if you haven’t already. Our goal is to help you live the life you love without the problems that photo-sensitivity can bring. If you are a Lupus Warrior give sun protective clothing a try!