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What To Do About Broken Blood Vessels On Your Skin
Broken blood vessels, or spider veins, are web-like patterns resulting from enlarged or dilated blood vessels, most commonly seen beneath the skin on the legs or the face. These broken vessels are not dangerous or painful, but they can make a person feel embarrassed or uncomfortable — here's how to treat them.
Broken blood vessels are usually caused by genetics, weather changes, overexposure to the sun, or drinking too much alcohol; rosacea, a common skin issue, could also lead to broken blood vessels in the face. You should visit a doctor to get professional treatment, but there are also home remedies you can try.
Medical News Today suggests avoiding saunas, limiting sun exposure, and using sunscreen outside, since high temperatures can dilate blood vessels. Washing your face with warm or cool water instead of hot water, applying a cold compress, or using aloe vera, witch hazel, or apple cider vinegar can also help.