7. Preventing Broken Capillaries
You can’t swap out your genes. We all must deal with the hand we have been dealt, but you can take steps to prevent broken capillaries:
- Avoid skin trauma
- Do not aggressively scrub your skin
- Gently exfoliate and do not harm the skin during the process
- Stop pimple popping
- Wear sunscreen to avoid sunburn or UV damage
- Protect your skin from windburn
- Try to avoid extreme temperatures
6. Protecting Your Skin
Rosacea is made worse by inflammation and capillaries become visible, especially when accompanied by ruddiness, which is an overly red complexion. Ideally, you should moisturize every day and wear sunscreen to control rosacea.
Sunscreen and moisturizer will not fix existing broken capillaries, but it might prevent future ones from developing. Remember, you want to avoid sunburn or excessive skin irritation.
If you are outside in extreme temperature, then take the necessary steps to protect your skin. Wear sunscreen and moisturizer to provide a layer of protection that acts like armor.
When choosing a sunscreen, try to pick one with an SPF that is 30 or higher to give the best protection.
5. Avoid All Vasodilators
Vasodilators are things like alcohol, spicy foods, heat, and caffeine. They all work by allowing the blood vessels in your body to fill with blood, which then causes the capillaries to become far more visible. They will also cause the skin to take on a reddish hue.
Below are foods that can make rosacea worse:
- Fermented foods
- Spicy foods
- Hot beverages
- Marinated foods