Causes of red veins or redness on the face
Normally, arteries and veins, even very fine vessels, are very elastic. The dilated veins have lost this elasticity. Blood accumulates in them and they appear as unsightly red veins. Obviously, a hereditary predisposition can lead to an increased appearance of red veins (redness in the face). But there are clearly other causes of red veins. Besides too much heat, too much cold can also have a negative effect. It is also known that drinking alcohol and smoking have negative effects. Too spicy food can also promote the development of red veins in people who are prone to them.
Preventing red veins
- Keep sauna visits to a minimum.
- Protect the skin when outdoors (apply sunscreen or cold protection cream).
- Avoid excessive consumption of alcohol, nicotine, hot spices, coffee or tea or other drinks containing caffeine.
- Beware of medicines that stimulate blood circulation.
Treatment options for red veins
Red veins can be easily covered with make-up. If they are found to be particularly disturbing, laser or IPL treatment can be considered. Depending on the severity of the problem, other treatments may also be considered. Both creams and special ointments are on the market. Naturopathy also knows some remedies for the prevention of red veins. Call us for a free consultation or make your personal appointment.