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Dilated capillaries – a common problem, although not always identified

If you have a couperose skin or this skin condition is prevalent in your family – this article is for you!

Couperose skin is a form of sensitive skin. It is a very common skin condition. But what is interesting, yet somewhat alarming – many, especially young, people are unaware of the fact that they have dilated capillaries and skin prone to redness. Only when the problem is getting worse and there are visible changes, they decide to use treatments for couperose skin. Meanwhile, experts advise: do not wait! Prevent if you can! Strengthen the skin and take care of the very first, smallest signs of couperose skin. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you take care of your skin today in order to avoid tomorrow a state in which only invasive treatments can bring expected results.

What factors are detrimental and what are the symptoms of couperose skin?

The first signs of problems with capillaries is usually recurring slight redness and irritation of the skin treated with sudden changes in temperature or humidity. But you can unintentionally magnify the problems yourself! Couperose skin irritation occurs often in banal, everyday, but also pleasant for you, situations. The hot air from a hair dryer, heat from the oven, steam from the pot or a plate of your favorite soup, frequent consumption of hot beverages and food, drinking alcohol or strong coffee (alas!), smoking, and even the use of hot spices – all this can deepen problems with capillaries, and not just on your face.

The next phase is dilated capillaries, so-called telangiectasia. They occur more often in women, since estrogens relax the muscles of the blood vessels (capillaries are dilating). But there are also many other factors that increase the tendency of capillaries to dilate, and even their breakage – which is already advanced and visible phase of the problem. These factors are: delicate, thin or dry skin, blood circulation problems, frequent tanning in the sun or in a tanning bed, strong winds and temperature fluctuations. The risk of dilated blood vessels increases with age. In women in their 40s or 50s  capillaries problems on the face may lead to the occurrence of the so-called rosacea, which requires specialized and regular treatment.

Another factor that makes women in their 20s prone to the problems of couperose skin is the inheritance of the tendency of capillaries to dilate. So if your mother or grandmother suffer from capillary problems or redness on the face or neck – you should also take the actions to prevent development of this problem: appropriate facial care and, if necessary, consultation with the dermatologist or beautician. Professionals observe more and more often first signs of skin redness in women in their 20s. So it’s the perfect time to start acting and not waiting until the problem gets worse.