Broken Capillaries, also known as spider veins, are very hard to treat. Medically speaking there are no known methods to shrink capillaries, but there are ways to make them disappear and to prevent them.
HOW TO PREVENT BROKEN CAPILLARIES
The most common cause of broken capillaries is sun exposure. Using sunblock and protecting your skin against UV is very important. Vigorous scrubbing of the skin can aggravate already sensitive areas. Be gentle with your skin and use pH-neutral soap. Alcohol can also play a big factor. You could say that it feeds the capillaries with poison.
WHAT MAKES BROKEN CAPILLARIES WORSE?
If you suffer from Broken Capillaries, limit your visits to the sauna and watch out with hot baths. Changes in temperature can aggravate broken capillaries. Strenuous exercise. Blood vessels break in the skin when the pressure around the area is increased, as during a heavy weight-lifting session. High stress can dilate blood vessels and result in broken capillaries.
HOW TO MAKE BROKEN CAPILLAIRIES DISSAPEAR
Upgrade your natural vitamin intake by drinking 2 glasses of fresh orange juice a day. Try using natural vitamin-e oil (watch out 90% is not natural). You can purchase it anywhere for 4 to 5 dollars max. Take 2 drops and gently rub the area 3 times a day with your fingertips. Make sure to wash your hands before doing this. This takes a couple of months before you see any result, this requires patience. Mineral salt baths can help and stop itchiness. Itching the area makes it worse.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST
Some skincare companies claim that they can treat broken capillaries. We’d say it is a false claim. If you need advice about how to treat a skin condition it is best to visit your dermatologist.
Written by Lloyd Diamond, Head Chemist at MUDMASKY. Mr. Diamond has worked as a dermatologist for over 20 years.