Capillaries are a small and fine part of the circulatory system near the surface of the skin and connect veins and arteries. The capillaries ‘job’ is to exchange water, oxygen, nutrients and waste between cell tissue and the circulatory system (Arteries carry blood to the cells and back to the heart).
Capillaries are fragile and break when damaged, usually leaving those red blotchy marks we hate on faces and legs. Broken capillaries seldom fix themselves and require some form of spider vein treatment to remove them.
Typically, they are caused by sun exposure, inflammatory conditions (such as acne or rosacea), alcohol and aging.
Broken capillaries and severe redness on the face are conditions we hear a lot about from our customers and if you suffer from this it can be very embarrassing and a confidence killer.
“The best way to treat broken capillaries is delicate massage of the skin using a moisturising base with added Natural Vitamin E and Provitamin B5. Vitamin E improves circulation and reduce redness and swelling in areas where ruptured capillaries are visible.
Combined with Provitamin B5 (Panthenol), a powerful stimulator of cell growth and rejuvenation which accelerates the healing processes of the epidermal injury and soothes skin irritations, it is a recipe for success” says Pharmacist Robin Sinclair from Robin Pharmaceuticals.
Topical cream with vitamin A can also reduce the appearance of broken capillaries and improve skin health to prevent new outbreaks. Ensure to monitor your intake of vitamin A, as too much toxicity can result when excessive amounts are taken over short or long periods of time.