Red skin, broken capillaries. What to do?

Updated: Sep 4


You see those tiny veins that pop on your face. Sometimes your face gets red and sensitive and you can see even more of those broken capillaries.

You are not alone! This condition is widespread and affects a lot of men and women of different age groups.


Tiny little veins that appear on many peoples’ faces affect their appearance and self-confidence. Many things trigger this condition and make it worse. Among them are those that depend on one’s lifestyle and habits:


  • Smoking

  • Excessive alcohol consumption

  • Sun exposure

  • Bad nutrition

  • Poor digestion

  • Dramatic changes in temperature (think of hot saunas and ice-cold pools)

  • Aggressive skincare products


Other factors that cause broken capillaries may be out of our control like:


  • The menopause

  • Systemic inflammation in the body

  • Autoimmune disorders

  • Hormonal imbalance

  • Genetic predisposition



Regardless of what triggers it, broken capillaries ( telangiectasia) is a disruption of the blood’s microflow! Which leads to stagnation and vasodilation of capillaries and their disruption. As a result, we see tiny veins that are shown through the skin. In the majority of cases, the blood flow in our body gets disrupted by our daily activities and habits. We live in a world of high achievers and full of stress. We rush every day to accomplish our tasks. Unfortunately, with this routine, we don’t pay too much attention to our posture, breathing pattern, muscle tightness, and any pain that we experience from it. Over time it accumulates and we suffer from conditions such as broken capillaries. Our face and legs are the areas that are most commonly affected by this. The use of gadgets, a high amount of stress, and desk jobs mess up our posture. Our neck is tilted forward and gets shorter over time. As we all know our face gets its blood circulation as well as lymph drainage through the neck. We hunch and bring shoulders inward. All of these postural changes play a detrimental role in our muscles and bones. Muscles get tight and press on blood vessels. As a result, the blood flow to our head gets messed up.


People who experience broken capillaries tend to have redness and sensitive skin on their face. The reason is that the nourishment of such skin is compromised. By nourishment, I mean all the minerals and oxygen that our skin gets from our blood. If the blood circulation is reduced, we see our skin changes. Moreover, it may age prematurely.


The good news is that we can reduce the pressure, improve blood flow, and release stagnation. We can also strengthen your capillaries, and prevent future damage. At Sculptiko Beauty we thoroughly work on your chest, neck, scalp, and face. We focus on releasing muscle tightness and opening up the way for the lymph system to drain properly. Manual massage techniques as well as Gua Sha and cupping let us thoroughly work on deeper levels of the tissue.


By living a healthy lifestyle and avoiding triggers you are more likely to prevent broken capillaries on your face. Make physical activities a part of your life. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Drink plenty of water. Watch your posture and breathing pattern. All of these practices will keep you looking young and radiant for many years to come.


With the best in mind for you,

Sculptiko Beauty!


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