Broken Capillaries - Editor's Choice

Over the years, Earth Clinic readers have sent us many reports about their treatments for Broken Capillaries. The editors at Earth Clinic consider the below posts to be some of the most helpful and informative and have named them 'Editor's Choice'. We hope that you will find this useful.

Coconut Oil

Posted by Cindy (Wa., US) on 03/30/2015
5 out of 5 stars

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!

Vitamin C and Lysine

Posted by Louise (Ocean Grove, Australia) on 09/18/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I have had broken capillaries on my face and neck since I was in my teens. Recently I read that broken capillaries anywhere on the body could be a sign of heart disease as they show that smaller capillaries in the body are under stress and possibly blocked with plaque. Since I have a family history of heart disease (mother, grandmother, grandfather and two great aunts) I started taking 6 grams of vitamin c and 3 grams of lysine daily. This is the basic Pauling protocol for the prevention of arteriosclerosis. It has been three weeks since I started taking this and the thread veins on my face and down near my ankles have nearly disappeared. Also my feet are warmer. Both of these supplements can be bought cheaply in bulk powder form, so for anyone who has a family history of heart disease or broken capillaries this may well be worth trying. For the record, I have taken large doses of vitamin c, complete with biovflavanoids and rutin, for years. The vitamin c by itself has never helped. It was only after I added the lysine that they virtually disappeared.