Kuperoz – prevention and treatment
Winter – it’s time for a cold snap and strong winds. Just at this time of year, the skin of the face is subjected to the strongest tests: the skin of the face is constantly in the cold. Going into a warm room, straight from the cold, there is a blush on the face – in this natural way the body reacts to environmental changes.
But some women, along with a blush on the skin appear dark red lines – capillary mesh or stars. And this problem is called couperose.
Couperose – impaired blood circulation in the surface layers of the skin, which is a sharp expansion of small capillaries with difficult outflow of blood. On the face skin sprigs of dilated small blood vessels that have lost their elasticity appear. The elasticity of blood vessels is disturbed and blood stagnation occurs. Enlarged vessels of the skin, manifested in the form of “veins” of red color in dermatology, are called telangiectasias. Redness can last from several minutes to several hours and spread to the neck and décolleté area.
In the future, the reddening of the skin becomes permanent and visible blood vessels can be distinguished, especially expressed on the wings of the nose and cheeks.
If the condition is not corrected, couperose enters the next stage – rosacea – congestive dermatosis, with areas of inflammation and infiltration, and in this case requires serious treatment from a dermatologist.
Predisposition to rosacea – congenital, inherited. And most often occurs in owners of light and sensitive skin. The capillaries of these types are located closest to the surface of the skin.
Provocative factors in the presence of predisposition and aggravating the already existing problem: cardiovascular diseases; hormonal changes during pregnancy, during menopause, while taking hormonal contraceptive drugs; smoking and alcohol; pressure drop in people who are sensitive to it; temperature changes; warm facial treatments (above 30 degrees); washing with hot water and visiting the bath; aggressive face massage and solarium.
Much to prevent rosacea, we can do at home. Having noticed signs of rosacea, one should start appropriate skin care in order to achieve a possible recovery. And if we cannot cope with heredity, then it is up to everyone to stop the development.
The most important thing is to lead a healthy lifestyle: stop smoking and abusing alcohol, eliminate spicy, smoked and salty foods, limit yourself to certain foods (chocolate, cocoa, legumes, raisins, animal liver, cheese, pickles). Stress prevention is also important, as frequent and prolonged nerve overloads and stressful conditions can cause illness. Because of them, catecholamines are released into the bloodstream, which, in turn, constrict blood vessels, resulting in increased blood pressure in peripheral small vessels.
Particular attention should be paid to vitamin therapy: ascorbic acid (vitamin C), rutin (vitamin P), niacin (nicotinic acid, vitamin PP), vitamin K and E, to normalize the tone of blood vessels, strengthen their walls and reduce permeability.
Attention, contraindicated for use: film masks, masks based on fruit acids, products based on alcohol, menthol, mint, aloe, cloves and eucalyptus. Even the use of cosmetic clay for rosacea is undesirable. After washing, do not wipe, but blot your face with a towel. Do not perform mechanical cleaning of the face. In the selection of cosmetics should focus on products for sensitive skin.
It is also necessary to include tonic in the care, which can be prepared at home on the basis of green tea, after brewing and cooling it is necessary to wipe the face, the solution should be at room temperature. You can use this tonic several times a day. Or use micellar water.
Grape seed oil prevents the appearance of a vascular network on the face. Cypress essential oil strengthens the walls of blood vessels, relieves irritation and redness, effectively coping with the main manifestations of rosacea. Vitamins A and E are powerful antioxidants and regenerators of skin cells.
So, we take 1 tea. a spoonful of grape seed oil, add 2-3 drops of cypress essential oil and 2-3 drops of vitamin A and E pharmacy drugs. The mixture is recommended to lubricate the face overnight or add a few drops to your regular cream.
First you need to cook natural yogurt, then mix it in equal proportions with flour from sesame seeds. The mask is applied for 20 minutes, then washed off first with warm and then with cool water.
In a blender, you need to grind one fresh potato without peel and apply a lot on the problem areas for 10 minutes. Once the mask is removed, you can wipe the face with chamomile decoction (brew 1 tablespoon of chamomile in 200 ml of water, filter the cooled infusion). Redness from the face should go.
Take 1 teaspoon of olive oil, the same amount of lanolin, you need to add a little starch or talcum for density. All knead until smooth and spread on a clean face. Leave the mask for 15 minutes. and be sure to wash off with warm water.
It is not necessary to put up with manifestations of couperosis of the skin of the face. They can and must be fought. And the most effective way is complex treatment.
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