Broken Capillaries on Face - Looking for Natural Skincare

by Tina

I am 51 and am in need to a skin care regimen. Have red capillaries across my cheeks, nose, and chin. Have sensitive skin that itches and turns red when irritated. Don't really have a problem with acne. Have fine lines at eyes. Have t-zone combination skin.

Would like a chemical free skin care to use that is beneficial to my health.

Any suggestions?

Thank you,

Hi Tina, thank you for your message. Red and broken capillaries on the face can be very persistent and are understandably frustrating and embarrassing.

To find a skincare regimen that will work for your sensitive skin, you want to avoid adding further irritation to your skin, and also increase your intake of the vitamins and antioxidants that can help to repair broken capillaries on the face.

Many of the skincare advice that is given to people with rosacea will also apply to skin that has red or broken capillaries. In summary:

  • Avoid harsh chemicals and skin irritants
  • Stay away from caffeine and hot or spicy foods
  • Treat your skin very gently

You can find more information on ways to reduce facial redness in our Rosacea Cures section and also our Reduce Facial Redness page.

Nutritional and Natural Remedies for Broken Capillaries on the Face

Some extra nutritional support can help to repair broken capillaries. This does not work for everyone but is a simple and worthwhile solution since it will benefit your whole health!

Some people find that drinking fresh juices and green smoothies can help reduce broken facial capillaries. This is because fresh vegetables and fruits have so many natural antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and enzymes.

Nutritional supplementation can also be helpful to repair broken facial capillaries. Here are some that have worked for some people:

  • Vitamin C - Some people take large doses of this up to three grams a day although I've never tried this. I advise moderation!

  • Vitamin K - I recommend using the MK-7 the natural verison of vitamin K which is Menaquinone. Some people say they notice greater benefits when it is taken with cod live oil.

  • Lysine - an amino acid which some people take in higher doses up to 3 grams or more per day. This is also used to treat cold sores and to support the immune system.

  • Bioflavanoids - these are found in many fresh foods and can also be taken as a nutritional supplement

  • Chamomile tea is a simple natural remedy that is often recommended to help reduce broken capillaries. It has the extra benefit of helping you to relax as well!

  • Black tea or green tea is another natural remedy that some people say has helped them to reduce broken facial capillaries.

Broken Capillary treatments - Natural Oils

There are several natural oils that have shown some promise in helping to reduce or eliminate red capillaries on the face.

  • Rosehip seed oil - can be used straight or mixed with castor oil. Scientific studies
    have shown this type of oil reduces facial scarring and can restore natural skin color.

  • Tamanu oil - this oil has anti-inflammatory benefits and an extensive and impressive list of healing properties

  • Emu oil - this is another "wonder oil" which is well known for reducing broken facial capillaries. You need to find a pure brand, I like the ***z-cleure-cleure-emu-oil.shtml***.

Laser Treatment for Broken Capillaries

This is a last resort treatment for many, but it can work if you do it regularly.

IPL Laser Treatment can eliminate broken facial capillaries on the face, however the results do not always last so you will need to keep repeating the treatments.

Skincare Products for Broken Capillaries

To find skincare products that will work for your sensitive skin, you have two options.

Option #1 - Natural and Chemical Free Skincare

If you need 100% chemical free skincare products, making your own is probably the best option to get truly fresh products. It is very difficult to keep natural skincare products fresh as the natural oils can go rancid quite easily.

The other challenge you face is that sometimes the natural products just don't work very well. It depends a lot on the product line you are using or the recipes you use. Home recipes are usually more affordable than buying products, but can be more time consuming to create, and they usually need to be stored in the refrigerator.

We have a growing collection of natural beauty recipes for sensitive skin and also some simple and natural skin care tips for cleansing, toning, exfoliating and moisturizing your skin.

Option #2 - Safe Hypoallergenic Skincare

Our world is filled with chemicals, and only some of them are harmful or toxic. There are many skincare ingredients that are quite safe, if you can find companies that care about providing you with safer and less toxic options.

One of the biggest challenge that people with sensitive skin face is that almost all products which are labeled as hypoallergenic contain ingredients which can cause allergies or skin irritation! You can learn more about this at our hypoallergenic products page.

I've only found one product line which contains no plant allergens and that also does not contain most of the chemical irritants which are found in all of the other hypoallergenic product lines out there.

They provide skincare, haircare, body care and dental products which are paraben free, gluten free, and salicylate free. They also offer cosmetics, some of which still have some parabens (read the ingredients which are on each product page). Their loose mineral cosmetics are all very safe, as is their mineral mascara.

The company is Cleure and they ship almost anywhere in the world that will receive a package. I have tried most of their products which have all exceeded my expectations. They have a talent for creating formulations that work well for sensitive skin and that still deliver results so that you can look beautiful! :-)

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