Broken capillaries can be unpleasant to have on the skin, due to their red, blotchy appearance. While they are usually harmless, many people seek ways to minimise or eliminate their appearance for a smoother and more even complexion. So, if you’re wondering how to get rid of broken capillaries on your face, here is everything you need to know.
How To Get Rid Of Broken Capillaries
There are a number of effective strategies and lifestyle changes that can help you to get rid of broken capillaries.
You can support the overall health of your skin by staying hydrated, eating a balanced diet and avoiding unhealthy habits such as smoking and excessive alcohol consumption. Though it might sound surprising, the things you eat can help your body to get rid of broken capillaries. Pineapple is a great addition to your diet. It is an excellent source of fibrin, a protein that strengthens veins and improves blood circulation.
A gentle skincare routine that covers the basics is ideal for protecting your skin from environmental damage, which can contribute to thread veins. A simple cleanse, tone, moisturise and SPF will provide your skin with everything it needs to stay healthy, blemish free and radiant. When carrying out your skincare routine, be careful not to use hot water, as this can also trigger broken vessels. Cold or warm water is preferable to ensure your skin does not negatively react to the heat. If you suffer with an inflammatory skin condition, such as acne or rosacea, take extra care not to aggravate your skin. Don’t pick or pop pimples, and avoid harsh exfoliators.
As discussed in our previous blog, sun damage is a key cause of broken capillaries. So, consistent sun protection is the best way to maintain healthy skin and get rid of broken capillaries on your face. You should use an SPF 30 daily, and reapply diligently if you are exposed to excessive sun, or if the SPF gets washed or sweated off.
Skincare and topical treatments may not be able to target thread veins at the source, but soothing, anti-redness ingredients can be very helpful at minimising the appearance of broken capillaries and plumping and brightening the skin.
Primarily, it is used to reduce the appearance of rosacea and bruising. Vitamin K can be useful in the battle to get rid of broken capillaries. It is important to note that consistent application is necessary to maintain the reduced appearance of broken capillaries. By working to camouflage the veins, vitamin K has a temporary affect on the appearance of thread veins.
Derived from vitamin A, retinol is a great topical treatment if you are trying to get rid of broken capillaries. Retinol increases collagen production within the skin, achieving a more plump complexion, and less visible veins.
Vitamin C is an excellent antioxidant, and extremely beneficial for the skin. When used alongside SPF, vitamin C amplifies its properties, enhancing your protection from the sun. Research also suggests vitamin C in your diet is good for strengthening veins.
Light Therapy: SkinBase IPL
SkinBase Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a fantastic choice if you want to get rid of your broken capillaries. A leading treatment, IPL photorejuvenation uses light energy to target the red blood cells in the blood vessels to get rid of broken capillaries. The light passes through the skin and is absorbed by the vessel wall. This heat energy causes damage to the vessel, triggering the body’s natural repair mechanisms to take over. The broken vessel is closed off and absorbed by the body. The results are fresher looking & more even skin.