Hiya All, I am not medically qualified, the information I give here is from living and learning as a lupus patient for over 30 years.
Just a little bit of information for you. Hope it helps.
There are many different skin problems in lupus, which vary from person to person. The 'classical' skin problem in lupus is the butterfly rash. This is a red rash, sometimes no more than a mild blush, that occurs across the bridge of the nose and on the cheeks resulting in a distinctive butterfly-like appearance. This type of rash tends to occur in the systemic form of the disease where other organs in the body are also involved. It is often present at the beginning of the disease, helping doctors make the diagnosis. Butterfly rash tends to come and go depending on how active the underlying lupus is but does not leave scars as it heals
. If the rash is present going out into the sun will make it erupt more. Please be very careful, cover up with the highest factor sun screen as you can, always wear a hat (preferably one with a neck cover at the back -- geeky I know but think of the sights you see out there he he -- and wear long sleeved cotton shirts or blouses and so on. You body needs to be covered but also wear materials that allow your skin to breath. Oh, just a thought. Always cover your feet in sun screen, I have forgotton a couple of times - wow, never again. A bit of a trial to start with I know, but worth it I can assure you.