Filamentous veins or telangiectasias are tiny veins that have dilated just below the surface of the skin.
Thanks to our hormones, they are more common in women and can become clearer with age.
While every fifth woman suffers from filament veins at the age of 20, it affects approximately half of women over 50.
This is because older skin produces less collagen, which makes the skin thinner and more fragile, and the veins beneath it become more visible.
Filamentous veins often occur as a side effect of rosacea, a condition in which the cheeks are permanently reddened and reddened.
They can also be caused by sun exposure, obesity, hormonal fluctuations (pregnancy, menopause or the pill) or simple genetics.
Here are my most important tips for dealing with filamentous veins without surgical intervention!
1. Avoid strong sunlight
The sun not only ages and damages the skin, but is also the most common cause of filamentous veins and rosacea.
My best advice would be to stay in the shade on the summit of the sun and invest in a stylish hat with a wide brim!
2. Use natural active ingredients
Choosing a moisturizer with soothing essential oils can improve the appearance of filamentous veins and redness.
Many Pai customers who suffer from filament veins and rosacea report fantastic results from our day cream to soothe chamomile and rose hip.
Its anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties soothe and protect aggravated skin.
The high vitamin C concentration of rose hips also increases collagen production and makes the skin firmer, plumper and the underlying veins less visible.
3. Avoid alcohol
If you treat yourself to a glass or two of wine, you will find that alcohol causes your blood vessels to dilate and your cheeks to turn red.
In normal drinkers, these blood vessels never get a chance to contract and are therefore permanently visible as filament veins.
Alcohol in your products should also be avoided – especially ethyl alcohol is a known cause of rosacea and therefore a potential cause of filamentous veins.
4. Include antioxidants
Antioxidants protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals in sunlight, a known trigger of filamentous veins.
Our rose hip organic regeneration oil is an excellent source of antioxidants such as vitamins C and E and also helps to improve skin firmness.
5. Exfoliate gently!
If possible avoid sharp peels or face peels, as these thin the skin and emphasize the appearance of filamentous veins.
Peels with uneven grains are the worst culprits because they leave microcracks on the skin surface.
Stick to a scrub with perfectly spherical pearls like our Kukui & Jojoba Bead Skin Brightening Exfoliator that rolls over the surface of the skin instead.