Broken blood vessels, which is known as telangiectasia rosacea in medical terms is a skin condition that occurs on the face or any other part of the body. People with fair, thin and sensitive skin are more prone to this skin ailment. People who suffer from rosacea also get attacked by this skin condition easily.
In this skin ailment, the blood vessels get dilated and then break. As a result, broken blood vessels appear under the surface of the skin (the blood vessels are generally red or purple in color). It makes the person look older than his/her age.
What Causes Broken Blood Vessels on Face
Broken blood vessels or capillaries on the face is not a serious health concern but it makes you feel conscious and embarrassed most of the times. There are many treatments available to get rid of this condition but before that, it is equally important to know the causes of broken blood vessels on the face.
Heredity: It plays a major role in this skin ailment. The person may get this ailment from his/her parents or grandparents.
Extreme Weather Condition: Too cold or hot weather can affect our circulatory system and cause broken blood vessels on the face and other parts of our body.
Alcohol Consumption: Alcohol consumption affects our body in many ways. The chemicals in alcohol create a reaction in the blood vessels and raise them to the surface of the skin. It also stimulates the brain to interfere with the vascular system, thus causes redness on the face. Ill effects of alcohol on the liver also cause broken blood vessels.
Excessive Exposure to the Sun: Sunlight contains UV rays in it. So when the skin gets exposed to the sun, the UV rays in it dilate and break the blood vessels, which appear as red or purple lines on the face.
Pregnancy and Child Birth: Both of these conditions can contribute to broken blood vessels on the face because of the rise of the blood pressure level.
Growing Age: As the person gets older, she or he may get attacked with this skin condition as with age the skin becomes more prone to damages like broken blood vessels beneath the skin.
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