Remedy to diminish broken capillaries on nose and cheeks

Broken capillaries (blood vessels) on the nose & cheeks can be quite an embarrassment for anyone. While it isn't really a major cause for concern, it can kill your confidence. There are a lot of different factors that could cause this problem, some of which include sun exposure, heredity, trauma, injuries, extreme climate and the excess consumption of alcohol. Traditional treatment options for broken capillaries include topical creams & lotions. However, they can be quite costly and therefore, many people prefer opting for home and natural remedies. Given below are some of the most common remedies for reducing broken capillaries on the face:

  • Raw Cucumber: Take a few slices of raw cucumber and place them on your face. Leave them on for about 15 to 20 minutes so that they cool and hydrate your skin. Since this remedy does not lead to any side effects, you can use it every day.
  • Lemon Juice: Dip a piece of cotton in some freshly squeezed lemon juice and dab it gently on the affected parts of your face. The Vitamin C in the juice help the capillaries heal, promote the production of collagen and enhance the thinning tissue. Rinse your face with some cool water after about 15 minutes or so.
  • Tea: Have a cup of peppermint tea or chamomile tea every day to strengthen your blood vessels internally. Alternately, you could also dip some cotton in cool peppermint or chamomile tea and apply it on to your skin. This works as a toner to calm the redness.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: Mix a few teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with some mineral bath salts and apply it on to your skin for about 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing it off. This solution is especially effective for bumpy red skin and reduces the itchiness caused by seasonal flare-ups.
  • Essential Oils: Applying certain oils to the face keeps the skin moisturized causing the capillaries to heal faster. When you rub the skin on your cheeks and nose, the flow of blood to the area also increases. Rose hip oil, peppermint oil, apricot oil, parsley oil and avocado oil are especially beneficial.
Make sure that you apply a good sunscreen on to your cheeks and nose every time you venture out into the hot sun. This moisturizes your face and repairs the existing broken capillaries; it also prevents any further damage to the blood vessels.

While the remedies mentioned above a quite effective, it could be a couple of months before you see the desired results. Moreover, some of them could trigger off adverse side effects and therefore, it is best to check with a dermatologist before trying any.

answered by A S

Broken capillaries on the nose and cheeks may be the indicator of an underlying condition involving your heart and/or liver. You should make an appointment with a Naturopathic Doctor or other primary care physician in your state.

In the short term you can try to improve overall health with a focus on liver detoxification and rejuvenation. You should also incorporate antioxidants into your diet, and eat at least 1 cup of fresh berries every day which contain anthrocyanins that can help improve the integrity of your blood vessels.

answered by Dr C M N

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