Last Modified on Feb 19, 2016
Cure broken capillaries naturally and look better with these natural treatments contributed by our readers! They have told us how they got rid of those red blotchy marks on their faces or legs with natural vein treatments. No one wants to have to try to hide them all the time.
What Causes Broken Capillaries (telangiectasia rosacea)?
Capillaries are small and fine, part of the circulatory system and connect veins and arteries. Capillaries 'job' is to exchange water, oxygen, nutrients, and waste between cell tissue and the circulatory system. (Arteries carry blood to the cells and back to the heart.) Capillaries are fragile and break when damaged, usually leaving those red blotchy marks we hate on faces and legs. Broken capillaries seldom fix themselves and require some form of spider vein treatment to remove them.
What NOT To Do -- Prevention is the Best Treatment!
- Don't wash your face too vigorously. Excessively hot water can also be damaging.
- Don't expose your skin to the sun too long and apply sunscreen.
- Don't drink too much alcohol. It can increase blood pressure and cause broken facial capillaries to dilate.
- Do -- Protect your face as much as possible -- an injury can cause broken capillaries and red blotches.
Vitamin C and Lysine
Some readers report that after taking these natural supplements they saw that the veins were fading. It's an inexpensive remedy.
Natural Vitamin E Oil
Natural Vitamin E Oil applied topically will help protect and repair broken veins. Vitamin E may also be taken as a supplement. Be sure to get Natural Vitamin E - d-alpha tocopherol (synthetic Vitamin E is 'dl-alpha....')
Grape Seed Extract
Grape seed extract has cured blotchy veins as reported by our readers.
Natural cures have successfully faded broken capillaries for many of our readers. These natural remedies are inexpensive and easy to do. Let us know if you try any of these remedies to fix broken capillaries. If you know of a cure that isn't listed here, please feel free to share it with us.
Remedies for Broken Capillaries
The Popularity of Broken Capillaries Remedies - Full List
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I have seen near immediate temporary results with topical Arnica cream (100 mg Arnica montana 1x per gram) used at bedtime. Used at bedtime I see almost immediate results and wake with reduced appearance. I will be increasing to use post shower and/or daytime application for 2x per day. I was given the cream at a cosmetic facial clinic to treat facial bruising so figured it might help reduce the appearance of my capillaries. Age/sun/large busted?? My upper chest is getting broken capillaries. I'm a 54 post menopausal woman on topical HRT (Wiley). One area to place my hormones is my upper chest but have never applied them there.
I just really wanted to share this info I have just discovered about myself. For the past 5 years I have had small broken capillaries on my chest that has spread to my face and even my arms, Its become quite embarressing. I am an avid red wine drinker. Pretty much my drink of choice , I spent a couple of weeks drinking beer instead and noticed my (spots) were a tad lighter, so I decided to give wine a break. It's now been a month and a half since I had a glass of wine. Major improvements! Apparently I'm allergic to the sulfites in wine, its a total self diagnosis but I can tell a major difference. I would recommend doing the research if you are having broken veins. One of the 1st reactions of people with a sulfite allergy is irritated skin. I truely believe this is my culprit. It's a bummer because I love my wine! There are sulfite free wines out there that I am soon going to try!
For those that are using primarily organic foods to heal broken blood vessels and capillaries, I would like to report my recent use of raw, organic red beet juice. The beets I used were organic and sweet enough for me. Sometimes I add raw organic carrots to sweeten beets.
Clean the beets and carrots and then, slice them in medium size pieces. I do not peel beets. Put them in a good strong blender. The resultant juice tastes really good and is so good for the blood. In addition to healing blood vessels, raw organic beet juice is also good for building strong bones. Be sure to warn friends that this healing balm may turn the urine red temporarily.
Dr. Richard Schulze shared how he used to take a blender and raw beets into hospitals where he visited friends awaiting surgery to help strengthen their blood at a critical time. herbdoc.com
A sweet reward after surgery may be an organic pineapple. Bromelain from fresh pineapple is a great-tasting way to reduce inflammation and lose weight. It is said that seven pineapples have enough bromelain to cause contractions and even premature childbirth during pregnancy. Most people do not eat seven pineapples at once, but it is a good to know!
I have small broken capillaries all over my face and very pale skin. I never got excited until I got a rather large one on the side of my nose that was almost purple in color. I started using coconut oil on my face at a friend's suggestion as a moisturizer and for it's antibacterial quality for my pre-menopausal acne. It has helped tremendously with my acne, but I noticed my broken capillary on the side of my nose is almost gone after just a few applications. It is just a pale thin red now!
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Posted by Afitch (Colorado Springs, Co, USA) on 06/07/2012
I was diagnosed with small vessel capilaritis - red spots on my legs that look like pupura. They would appear almost on a daily basis and take a week to fully heal and fade away. I went to 12 doctors and no one could tell me what to do for them. I found an article on the internet that suggested that oligomeric procyanidins OPCs have shown to improve capillary vessel strength.
I have been taking grape seed extract supplements (from the local health food store) for about two years now and have virtually no capilaritis now. I want to share this with people because it seems that most doctors do not know of anything you can for this condition. These grape seed supplements have helped me greatly. Andy
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Posted by Heidi (Morada, Ca) on 01/30/2015
For a broken blood vessel, I would use Helichrysum Essential oil regularly. A high quality oil is good. It is an expensive oil, but this is the one that has a proven track record. Apply 1-2x per day. Rub in gently as it is evaporates if you don't.
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Posted by Zoe (Ojai, California, USA) on 04/10/2013
This Really Works!!
I have been using this formula for about two weeks and am So Delighted to see the capillaries fading each day. They actually started diminishing after the First ingestion. I am taking 1000 VC & appr:4000 Lysine 2X daily. This is so affordable and after years of trying other modalities I am totally Thrilled!! Go For It, Zoe
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Posted by Gina (Victoria, Bc) on 06/28/2012
Hi, I've had two bright red spots (each around the size of a canadian dime) on my right cheek since birth. Over time, this area has become prone to acne due to the concealer I usually wear to lighten the spots. I've been told these are clusters of broken capillaries and have tried several laser removal procedures, all of which were unsuccessful.
I've been taking 1000mg of both lysine and vitamin-c in the mornings and evenings for 3 the past days and am noticing that the spots are lightening. I still see individual blood vessels but the overall patches are fading significantly. I can tell because it's taking less concealer to fully cover them on a daily basis. I used to have to apply 3-5 layers on the area and then would feather it out with a makeup brush. For the past few days I've been fine with a light layer. I'm going to continue the treatment and might actually increase to 2000mg twice daily if the progress slows down.
Posted by Allison (Los Angeles, California, Us ) on 04/07/2012
I've had broken capillaries on my right cheek since I was a child. My dermatologist said it most likely was sun damage - makes sense since I grew up on the beach. I cannot begin to describe how much I loathe the appearance of it. I tried the laser treatment twice. Both times had AWFUL bruising on my face for a minimum of 2-3 weeks. After the bruising healed I noticed there was a slight difference but not much - debatable whether it was worth the terrible side effects from the laser... but I thought this was my only option.
My friend told me about this site last weekend so I decided to take a gander. I saw the Vitamin C and Lysine combo and started taking it immediately. It's been 5 days and I already notice the red capillaries are disappearing! They aren't 100% gone yet but very faint. I am noticing more of a difference with the vitamins than I did with the laser treatment - no doubt. Since it's only been 5 days I am hoping to see a bigger difference as time goes on? We shall see. If it starts to plateau, I think I will look into taking vit K and adding the bioflavanoid concoction from Kathy.
DOSE: I took 1000mg of Vitamin C and 1000mg of L-Lysine 2x daily. (once in the morning and once in the afternoon)
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Posted by Aginto (Toronto, On) on 04/19/2010
I have had broken capillaries around my nose from as far back as I can remember. I think I got them from picking at little tiny blackheads on my nose when I was an obsessive teenager. I've used concealer and foundation in various strengths over the years and I am just tired of covering it up, or looking like Rudolph the red nosed reindeer. There is nothing in the world like beautiful skin that's got absolutely minimal make-up on it. Oddly enough, I'm a make up artist, but having excellent skin and wearing minimal make-up is very important to me.
I'm now in my 30's. I do have very minor skin unevenness and a few little broken capillaries on my cheeks that you can't really notice unless I puff my cheeks out. I am taking better care of my skin than ever... but these pesky broken capillaries are making me crazy!
I tried the Vitamin C and Lysine thing... I was taking Vitamin C anywhere from 5000mg to 8000mg a day, with 3000 or 4000mg of Lysine (both spread out throughout the day) for about 3 or 4 weeks. I didn't notice a speck of difference. Maybe my body was really depleted and needed it for longer, so I'm starting it again and I'm going to see how much longer I need to go before I see results.
I also read a lot about Vitamin K. In Canada you can't buy a Vitamin K... you need a prescription for it (it's a coagulant) and in skincare, the strongest you can get it is 1%.
I recently found a seller on eBay who was selling 100mg Vitamin K capsules so I'm hoping they make it through the border okay. I also found another seller who is selling a face cream that is 5.5% Vitamin K. I recently bought a 20% Vitamin C face cream. I bought these all based on what I read here about the combined use of them and how it helped so many people with their broken capillaries.
I also bought organic oranges and yoghurt to make the Bioflavanoid Brew which I put together tonight...so I guess it wont be ready for a few more days, but I do have Citrus Bioflavonoid pills to get me through.
I'm very excited to try this regiment and see the results I have been wanting for years!
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Muriwai Beach, New Zealand
Posted by Luckylouie (Ocean Grove, Victoria, Australia) on 02/01/2010
To Jessica from Adelaide:
Ascorbic acid (vitamin c)is available in powder form from any health food store in Australia. Ask for the Melrose brand. A 100gram packet will cost around $9. Lysine is also available in tablet form from any health food store in Australia, but I bought it in powder form from the United States Ebay. Even with shipping charges this worked out cheaper than taking it in tablet form.
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Posted by Amy (Charlotte, US) on 04/22/2009
Nay - I tried 4 mg of Vitamin C and 3 mg of Lysine daily for a month and did not see any positive results for my broken capillaries. I am not going to continue on this treatment. I am disappointed that it didn't work since a couple others had posted positive results.
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Posted by Kim (Chicago, IL) on 07/11/2008
Broken Capillaries (cure)
I have suffered with rosacea for almost 20 years and have several broken blood vessels across my nose and cheeks - I have had laser surgery to get rid of them, but they always come back. I was actually going to schedule another expensive laser appointment, but decided to check Earth Clinic first. I have started the Pauling Therapy and have been taking sodium ascorbate vit c and lysine for about two weeks and amazingly the diffuse redness is fading and the broken cappilaries are going away! My fiance has noticed too! I am just thrilled to have found this treatment. I started by taking 4grams Vit C and 3grams Lysine once a day during the first week and the second week I started taking it in the morning and evening. I just printed a pdf chapter exerpt off the website: http://practicingmedicinewithoutalicense.com/protocol/excerpt_chp7.pdf.
I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but I did skim it enough to read that the recommended doseage should be broken up in divided doses throughout the day. Hope this helps many people. :)
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Posted by Tara (San Francisco, CA) on 11/08/2007
This is feedback for the VITAMIN C AND LYSINE COMBINATION treatment for broken capillaries. I've had a few broken capillaries since childhood - around the nose from excessive nose blowing due to hay fever, a small one under an eye, and one on a finger. For about 2 years I was taking 1-2 grams of vitamin C per day as a general health booster and one standard lysine pill (can't remember the dose) per day to prevent cold sores. I didn't notice any change in the broken capillaries. My doses were a lot lower than yours, but I took them for such a long time that you'd think there'd be some improvement. Oddly, the broken capillary on my finger disappeared spontaneously a few years after that. Lysine and vitamin C are both cheap though, so it's worth a shot. But if you try it, I'd recommend taking the huge doses described.
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