You wake up one morning and see you've got yourself a red, spidery-looking splotch on your face that came out of no where. Congrats, welcome to your first broken blood vessel (a broken capillary).
No cause for alarm, broken capillaries are very common and can be found on the face and legs. Environmental factors such as sun exposure, alcohol consumption, weather changes and pregnancy can contribute to them showing up. Unfortunately genetics are the biggest contributing factor as they’re more common in anyone with sensitive skin types, acne, or rosacea. Winter is especially bad, due to fluctuating hot-and-cold temps.
The good news is, with the right treatment and proactive skincare, they're treatable and permanently go away. You'll need to invest in a photofacial (IPL treatment) and follow up with at home skincare. IPL treatments can help aliviate the following vascular skin conditions:
-Port wine stain
Being proactive is the best way to prevent the pesky veins, and luckily by shifting your routine at home can help keep them at bay. Some at home remedies include:
-Ditching the hot water, use lukewarm or cool water on your face
-Don't pick or pop
-Exfoliating with a gentle exfoliant
-Using Vitamin C
-Apply SPF year round
Swipe to see the following treatable vascular skin conditions. All which can drastically be improved with IPL.
Do you suffer broken capillaries or rosacea? We'd love to hear from you!
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