When it comes to the appearance of your skin, a plethora of questions can come up. From acne to eczema, it can be difficult to curate a skin care routine for a virtually flawless complexion. Another concern you may be faced with? Broken capillaries. If you’ve noticed some isolated skin redness lately, you may have wondered if you have broken capillaries on your face, and if you do, what can be done about it. Don’t worry, though, they're actually more common than you think, and there are ways to help address them. Below, we’re sharing what you should know about broken capillaries.
WHAT ARE BROKEN CAPILLARIES?
First things first, what are broken capillaries? You know they have something to do with isolated incidents of face redness, but what else? These red marks on your face are blood vessels that can be seen near the surface of your skin. Also known as facial telangiectasias (say that three times fast), the World Journal of Plastic Surgery states that broken capillaries are a superficial skin concern that can appear as linear red, blue, or purple marks.
YOU SPOT BROKEN CAPILLARIES ON YOUR FACE, NOW WHAT?
If you think you have broken capillaries appearing on your face, the best thing to do is consult with a board-certified dermatologist for options to address them. That said, because broken blood vessels are typically superficial, there isn’t necessarily a health reason that you need to get rid of them. Depending on what course of action you determine with your doctor, here are some helpful tips to temporarily camouflage broken capillaries on your face.
COVERING UP BROKEN CAPILLARIES ON YOUR FACE
If you’re looking for a temporary fix, you can use makeup to help disguise the appearance of broken capillaries. It’s all about taking the proper color-correcting measures—and using full-coverage products. Here’s what we suggest for covering broken capillaries.
TIP #1. DON’T SKIP PRIMER
If you’re about to put in the effort to hide a broken capillary, we will bet that you want it to stay undercover. To ensure your face makeup stays put, be sure to start by smoothing on a makeup primer, like the L’Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base.
TIP #2. COLOR-CORRECT
Like we mentioned, color correcting is key for camouflaging broken capillaries. That’s where the L’Oréal Paris True Match Color Correcting Crayon in Yellow comes in. The yellow shade masks blue and purple areas like broken capillaries and age spots. If your broken capillaries are more red in color, try the Green crayon. Apply either color-correcting crayon sparingly over problem areas and blend it onto skin with a makeup sponge.
TIP #3. CHOOSE YOUR FOUNDATION WISELY
Of course, you’ll want to create an even, seamless complexion. Use a full-coverage foundation, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Foundation, to do so. Using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender, apply the foundation in dabbing and rolling motions for a seamless look.
TIP #4. USE A FULL-COVERAGE CONCEALER
If you still can see the broken capillaries on your face, reach for a concealer that offers plenty of coverage. Swipe the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer Waterproof, Full Coverage wherever needed, and blend evenly onto skin.
TIP #5. SET YOUR MAKEUP
For extra staying power, set your makeup with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray and Set Make-Up Oil-Free Setting Spray.
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