The Cause of Broken Blood Vessels on the Face
What are they?
Also known as spider veins, these red, web-shaped veins are enlarged blood vessels that occur just beneath the surface of the skin. Other than their unsightly appearance, spider veins are typically not a cause of concern from a medical standpoint.
Hereditary: If you have family members who experience spider veins, you may be more likely to get them too.
Exposure to sun: Consider wearing a hat when spending a prolonged time in the sun. Damage from the sun can enlarge blood vessels and draw them closer to the skin.
Pregnancy: Hormonal changes during pregnancy can increase your chances of developing spider veins. Good news, these tend to disappear after birth.
Rosacea: Rosacea is a common condition that causes a red, flushed face from enlarged veins. Rosacea and spider veins tend to go hand-in-hand.
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