Couperose skin

Couperose skin is a problem that affects many people, not everyone, however, knows how to take proper care of it. What is particularly important in case of this skin type, is immediate elimination of symptoms such as redness and precaution in order to prevent forming and intensifying the changes. Couperose skin is particularly sensitive and reacts with redness to the whole range of both internal and external factors. The consequent erythema may become persistent over time. That leads to formation of telangiectasia ­ small dilated blood vessels. The problem affects mostly women with pale complexion.

Low flexibility of blood vessels’ walls, their fragility and increased permeability lead to formation of persistent redness and dilated vessels commonly known as spider veins. Couperose skin often tends to dehydrate, it is also thinner, which consequently causes increased visibility of the vessels that are close to the surface of skin. Therefore, proper care is particularly important. During the day it is indispensable to protect skin from sunlight, moisturize it and even its tone. During the night it is highly recommended to fortify the fragile blood vessels, intensively sleep.

Causes of couperose skin
In order to understand direct causes that lead to formation of unaesthetic spider veins, it is worth looking into the mechanism behind their formation. Healthy vessels contract and relax. They are strong and flexible, but under the influence of multiple factors they become more visible and their red color shows through the thin layer of skin.
The causes of formation of spider veins themselves can be divided into: congenital and acquired. It is highly common that the tendency to develop spider veins are inherited with genes after parents and grandparents. If a family member suffers from this ailment, it is highly likely that it will affect other family members, too. It is particularly common with women, on mother­daughter line. The acquired and internal.

External factors:

  • excessive exposure to sun
  • use of solarium
  • considerable temperature variations
  • high humidity
  • cold or hot wind
  • prolonged physical activity
  • consumption of spicy and hot dishes
  • consumption of alcohol, smoking cigarettes
  • irritating skin with exfoliators
  • contact with excessively hot water
  • use of cleanse formulas that intensively exfoliate skin
  • use of biostimulation lasers

Internal factors:

  • congenital skin and vascular sensitivity
  • hormone fluctuations
  • Emotions

Such a multitude of factors that favor the formation of spider veins on skin can seem alerting. One should, however, be sensible with the list. Occasional appointments at a solarium or at a gym will not instantly cause the formation of unaesthetic spider veins. The most frequent cause of their formation is a set of factors. The best way to prevent the so­called spider veins is regular observation and fast reaction in case changes occur.
In case of congenital tendency to couperosity­related problems and the existence of internal factors that favor their formation, it is necessary to focus on proper skin care.