I have only just seen this post. Sorry I'm not on the ball at the moment. I was only thinking that I have the malar rash in one form or another i.e. very pronounced or a slight blush most of the time. The only time my face burns is when I have a flare, cold, infection or something like that coming on. It does also seem to burn when I get a bad headache, not a migraine a really bad thumper of a headache. Generally then when I feel unwell.
The red mottled rash on my outer palms - which all 4 of my lupus specialists have said is a typical lupus rash - alternates in colour the same but goes hot and sometimes itches even if I am feeling ok.
I must say none of my rashes on my face or hands are raised, they are smooth and part of my natural skin appearance.
Hope this helps and you are doing ok today.