Couperosis is one of the most common diseases that affect the skin of the face. Studies estimate that 45 million people worldwide are affected by this disease, but most of them are unaware of this and have not heard of this condition.
It can be easily treated in the initial stages, when it is manifested by the appearance of reddening or temporary irritation in the skin. This may disappear when the favourable factors are removed. In its early stages, it is cyclically manifested – it appears, disappears and reappears after a while.
Once it develops in Stages 3 and 4, the skin becomes thicker and the redness becomes permanent, broken capillaries become visible on the surface of the dermis. Sometimes couperosis can be accompanied by acne (rosacea).
The phenomenon manifests itself particularly in women over the age of 30 and seems to disappear on its own after 50 years, this condition being hereditary. Women with blond, blond hair, who have a sedentary lifestyle or are menopausal, are most likely to be affected by this disease.
Even if it is more common in older women, couperosis can also affect young women or even men.
Causes of couperosis are:
- Dilatation of blood vessels in the skin,
- Endocrine disorders with menopause,
- Gastrointestinal disorders (gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome, transit disorders, avitaminosis, infections, etc.)
- Unhealthy eating,
- Frequent use of drinks and hot food,
- Very spicy products,
- Long consumption of tobacco and alcohol,
- Certain medicines,
- Sun abuse,
- Climate conditions during the cold season,
- Cosmetic products with aggressive chemical ingredients,
- Stress, fright and insomnia can disrupt the nervous system and the body and may subsequently affect the epidermis.
- Couperotic redness can be aggravated by washing the face with hard, too hot or too hot water.
Couperosis is not contagious or infectious, but untreated for a long time may worsen and can permanently damage the skin, and the skin will no longer be able to regenerate.
For this reason, the effects of cupoze must be prevented in advance so that it does not reach the stage where any type of treatment is in vain.
How do we prevent couperosis?
- Hygiene and correct skin care are important issues when talking about couperosis.
– cosmetic products are suited to the skin type;
– do not use cosmetics whose shelf life is exceeded;
– use creams with UV protection and anti-cold creams, moisturising creams that soothe the skin;
– it is recommended to use herbal creams specific for dilatation of blood vessels, creams with and with sulphur, hamamelis, Indian chestnut;
– choose only high quality cosmetics without allergens or irritants.
- Sudden temperature changes are not well received.
- Prolonged exposure to the sun at improper hours can only harm a skin with such problems.
- Be careful how and what you eat.
– Avoid spicy meals.
– Enter the diet that contain flavonoids (active substances that have a proven protective and toning role for blood vessels). These are found in large quantities in blueberries, raspberries, grapes, apples, pears and red cabbage. If you suffer from couperosis, it is mandatory to eat a portion of flavonoids at least once a day.
– All of these foods should be eaten raw to have an effect.
– Enrich your diet with cold pressed oils that have omega-3 and omega-6.
– Detoxification cures with nettle, sage, chamomile and chicory are recommended.
- Water consumption is very important. You have to drink 2l of water a day.
– You are not allowed to consume more than a glass of 150 ml of wine a day and no more than 2 teaspoons of coffee within 12 hours. These two excess substances have an irritant effect on blood vessels, which are however fragile and can lead to vascular accidents more frequently.
- You should do some daily exercise to help improve circulation.
In the case of the first signs of couperosis, it is advisable to consult a dermatologist, who is best able to advise you on how to stop it, how to prevent relapses and how to keep it under control.
Depending on the particularities of a case of couperosis, it may be prescribed a drug treatment or local applications of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory creams. Natural treatments from various plants and ingredients are also highly recommended to treat, diminish or stop the evolution of couperose.
In very advanced cases, couperosis can be treated with laser or electro-coagulant in specialised clinics using the following technologies:
- O2 (Madonna therapy)
- Cool LED light TRIWINGS
- Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL)
- Therapy with vascular lasers
Some studies show that this fragility is a problem of the entire body, not just an aesthetic problem for the face.
How do I know if I suffer from this affection?
Do you have emotions and these are seen on your face or neck? In other words, will you be redheaded if you speak in public?
—>If the answer is affirmative, you suffer from cuperosis in the first stage. In this case, you may notice reddening of the skin and if you eat hot liquids, if you are exposed to sunlight or if you get out of cold and then stay indoors at a moderate temperature.
How do you solve these problem?
—>Emotions can be controlled over time by exercise, so those around you will not know when your pulse is accelerating. Hot food can be avoided, just like the sun. It’s harder to avoid the big differences in temperature in the winter. If you have one of these problems, a visit to a dermatologist is a must.
The first step is to visit the dermatologist
It will perform a skin analysis to detect certain infections that can cause couperose.
If skin infections are not found or if you have been treated with such an infection, the specialist dermatologist will then recommend vasoactive creams.
All cosmetics companies have vasoactive creams in your portfolio, so you can choose from. Unfortunately, couperosis can evolve. When the blood vessels become apparent at the face, the lasers are used. These are the lasers that go on the principle of absorbing red energy from the blood vessels, which then flames and the body perceives them as a waste, so it eliminates them. These types of lasers will not produce any kind of lesion that will get you out of action by looking at the face wound.
Do not let this condition evolve without the need for treatment, because it will become a great aesthetic problem. On these red spots, over time, the capillary vessels obviously appear. They change their diameter and colour and become violates. In addition, the skin of the nose and cheekbones increases in volume and will look extremely ugly.
Follow the advice of your cardiologist
Doctors say, however, that this condition, couperosis, does not only trade a condition of the capillaries in the skin, but may signal a fragility of the capillaries of the whole organism.
They argue that this condition may also indicate a predisposition to a possible conjunctivitis, or it may be a sign that the cerebral vessels are fragile.
How can you avoid these serious conditions?
If you are informed from your youth and you are following a preventive treatment. To prevent the occurrence of cuprose, it is necessary to follow the above mentioned recommendations.
A beautiful skin means … more trust in you.