They are also called “veins” or telangiectasias, which is their official medical name. They are not dangerous for your health at all, but they are considered very unsightly. Broken blood vessels in the facial area are difficult to put up with, especially when you are still having to cover them with the foundation or powder. But, instead of covering them all the time, how about trying some home remedies? We have listed here for you some of the best broken blood vessels on the available facial treatments out there, easy to do in the privacy of your own home. First of all, as we all know, prevention is always better than cure. Therefore, it is good to know what are some of the causes of facial veins and thusly, what you could do to prevent them from appearing on your face.
Now that you have seen what causes broken blood vessels on the face levels, you can start the battle against the veins by reducing alcohol consumption, using high SPF sunscreen, making sure your facial hygiene is not no more aggressive than it should be and using the right products for every skin type. Unfortunately, there is no medical cure for the veins. They can not be made to go or be shriveled medically, but there are ways you can hide them, make them better blend into your complexion or keep them in control at all times, so that they do not show up. not that much. Here they are
1) Arnica Oil
Arnica oil is a very useful essential oil obtained from arnica, which is a perennial herbal plant from the sunflower family. It is usually grown in colder regions like North America, Arctic regions, and some part of Eurasia. This oil is considered poisonous if consumed in large amounts, so you need to be careful. Some people are allergic to this plant, so you need to check with your dermatologist before applying it on your skin. If you anyway apply it, and it causes irritation on the skin, it’s your cue to look for another home remedy.
2) Cold Press
Cold press is the answer to most skin problems that you can deal with at home. It is a really great way to reduce the inflammation caused due to a rash, insect bite, or any other reason. It is also known to constrict the blood vessels and reduce the pain of sore muscles. Cold press reduces the blood flow in the area it is applied on. This restricts the extra blood flowing in the vessels, making them look thinner and normal, the way they should
3) Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is also known as Aloe barbadensis, and it is a great wound healer. It looks like a cactus and is light green in color. It belongs to the Liliaceae family and is grown in tropical climates. You will easily find it growing in South America, Africa, and South Asia. It is no new name to the herbal remedy scene. Well, it has managed to land itself here, too. The gel obtained from aloe vera, known as the mucilage, has anti-inflammation, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, and cell-stimulation properties. The cell-stimulation activity is the one that makes it a great home remedy to treat telangiectasia .
Sage is a Mediterranean plant, which is also known as Salvia officinalis by the scientists and researchers. You can find it growing in the fields of Europe, especially in Poland. The plant is gray colored and hairy with an aroma like camphor. The leaves of this plant contain a lot of components, which have various medicinal properties. Some of them are phenolic acids (rosmarinic acid,) triterpenes (ursolic and oleanolic acid,) essentials oil (monoterpenes,) and catechin-type tannins (salviatannin)
Found in almost every part of the world, this herb native to 3 different continents: Europe, Asia, and North America. The plant is very small in size with white-colored flowers and many leaves in the inflorescence. Scientists call it Achillea millefolium, but most people know it by its usual name ‘yarrow.’ It is full of essential oils containing sesquiterpenes, tannins (both condensed and hydrolysable,) α-pinene & β-pinene, sesquiterpene lactones, and flavonoids (luteolin, apigenin, isorhamnetin, rutin.) These components make yarrow an excellent astringent and anti-inflammation agent, which can safely be used on the skin. These properties also make it a wonderful remedy for broken blood vessels and any inflammation. Astringent components of yarrow help constrict any cells or tissues that it is applied on, so you can apply it directly on the skin and see its action. You must consult your dermatologist about any allergies before using this
6) Ribwort Plantain
Also known as plantago lanceolata scientifically, ribwort plantain is a perennial plant from the family Plantaginaceae. Around the world, it is known as English plantain, narrowleaf plantain, ribwort plantain, ribleaf, and lamb’s tongue. It is a common weed, which is cultivated on the land and can be found in every part of the world, except places with extreme temperatures. This plant has big leaves that are lancet-shaped starting from the center and spreading in all directions making the whole plant look like a flower. The components, which contribute to the astringent, soothing, emollient, and anti-inflammatory properties are phenylethanoids (acteoside, plantamajoside,) mucilage polysaccharides, iridoids (aucubin and catalpol,) and tannins. The effect of this plant is so strong that it was considered as a competitor of the commercial medicines named hydrocortisone, phenylbutazone, and diclofenac.
7) Oak Bark
Oak is a very famous tree in the wine and whiskey industry as the barrels, in which the alcohol ages, are made of oak wood. This tree is also known as its botanical name Quercus, and it is found in the northern hemisphere where the climate is cold. Oak trees grow in the mountain region of the tropical region as well. The oak tree, which is used the most for its medicinal properties, is English oak. The tannins present in the oak bark are of the highest importance for its therapeutic use. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, and can be used to treat broken blood vessels on the face and other parts of the body because it has the ability to compress the blood vessels, returning them to their original state. The swelling is also decreased because of the anti-inflammatory properties of this tree. It is also used to treat eczema and frostbite traditionally. There are different methods in which it can be used, like baths, poultices, topical rinses, etc. There have been allergic reactions reported by people after using oak bark on the skin, so you must consult your dermatologist before touching it to your skin. Doctors do not advocate the use of oak bark in any way for the children below the age of 18 years for more than a week
8) Walnut Leaf
Not only walnut is good for your health by providing your body with the dietary fat it needs, but even its leaves have a lot of therapeutic uses. The walnut tree, also known as Juglans regia, is very popular in Poland, but it is cultivated in almost all the parts of the world with moderately cold climate. The tree is remarkable huge in size and monoecious nature. The leaves are oval and large, and contain the tannin content, making walnut leaves a very effective astringent. The leaves are also helpful in cases of mild and superficial inflammation. It is also used for dandruff, scalp itching, sunburns, and other skin diseases. Its effects are multiplied when used along with walnut tree
9) Horse Chestnut Seed Oil
Horse chestnut tree is also known as the conker tree. It is a plant from the soapberry and lychee family, which bears flowers. Scientifically known as aesculus hippocastanum, it is a tall tree that can go up to 39 meters. The leaves are almost 30 cm long and are in the shape of a horseshoe. The oil of this tree’s seeds is available in the market, and is used to treat a lot of diseases like CVI (chronic venous insufficiency,) capillary fragility, to reduce swelling, etc. The main compound present in this oil is escin, which is a type of saponin.
10) Grape Seed
Not only the fruit grape has the advantages of the tannins present in it, but the seeds of grapes are also very beneficial for various reasons. Do not just throw the seeds when you eat the grapes, but save them, as you might need them in future. Conditions like varicose veins might cause broken blood vessels, and grape seed and its oil are the perfect home remedy you are looking for. Seeds of grapes are rich in vitamin E, flavonoids, linoleic acid, and anti-oxidants. Skin of grapes also contain these components but in negligible quantity. You have to eat tonnes of grapes to get the benefit. The type of anti-oxidants in the grape seeds curtails the inflammation by building up the connective tissue structure in the blood vessels. This secures the blood vessels in the body from free radical damage and bolsters up vitamin C synthesis, which forms up the collagen.
11) Pine Bark
Just like oak bark, pine can also work wonders when used to treat dilated blood vessels. Pine is a coniferous and evergreen plant that has a collection of long, hard leaves, which make a cone. The timber from the tree is used to make furniture, and the pulp is used to produce tar and turpentine.
The bark of pine contains OPC (Oligomeric Proanthocyanidin Complexes,) which are a type of anti-oxidants also present in the grape seed. All the plants and trees containing OPC are used to treat broken blood vessels, because with the usage of them, the blood circulation is enhanced, and the tissues in the walls of the blood vessels are repaired by OPCs.
12) Asiatic Pennywort
This herb belongs to a herbaceous, frost-tender perennial plant from the family Apiaceae and subfamily Mackinlayoideae. It is also known as Indian pennywort, centella, and centella Asiatica. Native to the wetlands in Asia, this herb is used as a vegetable and also as a therapeutic herb in Ayurveda, mainly for healing the wound faster. Its uses include the treatment of swelling, pain, fatigue, nausea, and fluid leakage from veins. This makes it the perfect fix for broken blood vessels and varicose veins, of which the broken blood vessels can be a part. The leaves contain triterpenes, which keep the blood vessels healthy and prohibit them from degenerating. The consumption of this herb is safe as deemed by doctors but you should check with your physician if you have any allergies or if you are on some medicine, especially liver related
13) Fuller’s Earth
Fuller’s earth has been used in Indian folk medicine to treat a number of skin-related problems like blemishes, acne, patchy skin, tanning, etc. It’s also called bleaching clay and Indians know it as multani mitti, which is the Hindi term for it. It cleanses and tones your skin to make it look smoother and shinier. This clay comes in the form of pieces of rock or in powder form. It is abundant in calcium, but not the kind you can eat.
Calendula officinalis, also known as marigold, pot marigold, ruddles, common marigold, and Scotch marigold, is a flowering plant from the family Asteraceae. This plant is native to Southern Europe and it is used in gardens all over the world because of the beautiful yellow-orange flowers it bears. It grows in warm temperate regions like Asia, Africa, South America, etc. The flowers are full of flavonoids and triterpenes, which are highly important for the good health of blood vessels and getting rid of any diseases related to them.
15) Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is one of the most important items to keep at your home because it helps you get rid of a lot of diseases, including heartburn, Varicose veins, pain, inflammation, etc. It is also known as ACV, and it has components that can help in improving blood circulation. This helps in reducing the dilation and breaking of blood vessels as both of these are a result of poor blood circulation.
Most of the people are not allergic to any components of ACV as it is a very common ingredient in a lot of food preparations, and you must’ve had it at least once. So it is a very safe and impressive home remedy for swollen blood vessels.
You’re all aware of what miracles foundation can do, but you might also be aware that it can only be used to hide very light marks and patches. As the dense cream and a compact foundation is just the first step in any makeup process, it is not very effective in hiding something too prominent, like very dark colored capillaries, as the color can be dark maroon to almost black. If this doesn’t work for your skin, keep reading further, there are better methods coming.
After applying the foundation, if you can still see the broken capillaries peeping through, then concealer is your go-to makeup kit item. The opacity of concealer is very useful here to cover the dark lines, and the lightness of it will not make it look like Crayola’s gang attacked your face. Just remember to spread it evenly over a large surface area so that it matches with the rest of the skin and doesn’t look like a patch of color on your skin. For this purpose, you may want to go and buy a creamy concealer if you don’t already have one because it works best in this scenario.
18) Color Corrector
You should use the color corrector only if the broken blood vessels are wide-spread all over a large patch of your skin and are making your skin look red in color. For this purpose, you will have to use a green color corrector, which is also sold in the market as ‘green concealer.’