Broken capillaries on the face are a fairly widespread condition, which can be caused by anything from overexposure to the sun to family history. While they’re not cause for immediate concern, they can undermine your confidence. The good news is you can get rid of them for good with the right treatment. Here are some time-tested home remedies to help you deal with small broken blood vessels on the face.
1. Wear Sunscreen!
Wearing sunscreen is the first and crucial step to broken capillaries treatment, as well as a good way to prevent others from occurring. Sun exposure damages the vein walls in the skin, which enhances the risk of broken capillaries in those prone to this condition.
2. Home Remedies for Circulation
The next step in broken capillaries treatment will be increasing blood flow and strengthening vein walls. Natural remedies like vitamin K, vitamin C, rosehip oil and peppermint oils can increase circulation and make broken capillaries fade in a matter of months. Chamomile and peppermint tea can also help with circulation.
3. Diet and Supplements
To help circulation and prevent getting a broken blood vessel on the face, your diet should include fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins C and K. Examples include spinach, citrus fruits, cauliflower, and sprouts. You could also start taking dietary supplements.
4. Topical creams
Another effective broken capillaries treatment is resorting to topical creams which increase blood circulation and can reduce the redness. Go for creams containing vitamins K and C, peppermint, and rosehip oils.
5. Lemon Juice
Lemon juice is another effective broken capillaries treatment due to its high vitamin C content and its natural bleaching agent which will make the redness fade. A few drops of lemon juice added to a daily moisturizer can work wonders for broken capillaries.
6. Cheese and Pineapple Mask
Another great broken capillaries treatment is a homemade cottage cheese and pineapple mask. Add ¼ cup of freshly cut and mashed pineapple to 1 cup of cottage cheese (full fat). Apply on your face for 10 to 15 minutes. For effective results, try it twice a week for a month. It works best if you apply it exclusively on the portions where there are broken capillaries. Keep it light on the pineapple to avoid irritation.
Do not expect overnight results, natural treatments work over time, but you should see changes for the better within months.