Amman, June 24, 2018
by Yasmeen Shawwa

Broken Capillaries || What Causes Them And How To Treat Them

It’s one thing to fall victim for those nasty broken vessels on certain areas of the skin and shocking to know that they have in fact gone through a long and strenuous journey for them to finally appear and become more visible to the eye! Redness around the corners of the nose, cheeks or chin can be misinterpreted as rosacea, however if you take a closer look you will realize this redness is actually broken blood vessels accumulating in a specific area that end up looking like rosacea to the naked eye.. What causes broken capillaries? How can you prevent them from occurring and how to get rid of them??

Note to self;

Capillaries are like rubber bands, you can only stretch them so many times and eventually they lose their elasticity and will no longer spring back to their original state. Blood is drawn to our faces due to a multitude of reasons that we should definitely avoid, this causes capillaries to dilate in order for them to accommodate the extra fluid. Eventually, the capillaries will constrict and the excess blood goes away. Years and years of dilating and constricting will keep those vessels dilated and stretched out and this is when they rise closer to the surface of the skin and become visible to the eye.

How Can You Avoid The Formation Of Broken Capillaries?

1 || Vitamin C

When taken orally, a vitamin C supplement (with the added benefit of bioflavonoids) is proven essential to help reduce inflammation and lessen free radical activity that leads to aging. Strengthening fragile blood vessels is another plus that comes from this amazing antioxidant.. As we age, capillary walls get weak and they start to permanently dilate and become more visible on the face, especially the cheeks and around the nose. Vitamin C with bioflavonoids helps to give strength to blood capillaries internally so they may not break and form a bruise or dilate as quickly. The key is to find a no-sting and stable formula so it can have a soothing benefit without inflaming the skin.

2 || Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption

Almost present on any aging prevention list, smoking and alcohol excessive consumption will most definitely contribute to this condition..

3 || Avoid Microdermabrasion Treatments

There’s a lot of pulling and tugging involved in such treatments, the fragile capillaries cannot withstand such pressure, which results in their breakage!

4 || Avoid The Sonic Cleansing Brush

The sonic brush has bristles that are massaged over the face, if used with strong pressure it can quickly stimulate blood and cause the capillaries to dilate which can cause weakening over time.

5 || Use Soothing Ingredients

If you are prone to redness and rosacea, you want to create an environment in the skin where it can stay acting calm. That’s why you should always incorporate soothing ingredients in your skincare products.. The less redness you have appearing on the skin, the better it is for the strength of your capillaries. Ingredients include various types of algae like red marine algae, white tea, green tea, allantoin, sea whip, oat kernel, bisabolol, chamomile, and azulene.

How To Get Rid Of Broken Capillaries?

Always consult with a dermatologist or skincare professional to explore the best treatment for removal. Some laser treatments can be effective or there is also a procedure where an electric needle is used to cauterize surface capillaries. Either way, there are options out there for once they appear. Below are a few products that will help in the elimination process of broken capillaries..

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