Broken Capillaries and Varicose Veins

Varicose veins

When skin is mature, thin, or frail, broken capillaries often appear. Sometimes they are referred to as varicose veins, thread veins, spider veins, or couperose skin.  Spider veins occur when cells in the capillary walls become weak and lose their elasticity. When capillaries lose their elasticity after dilating, they cannot return to their previous size. They then collapse and the skin turns red.

Marigolds (calendula) are good for any type of inflammation of the skin, so a good natural cure for varicose veins is to apply a compress of marigold flowers directly to the area. You can repeat this until you see results.

Veins have an the important job of carrying blood to and from from the heart. However, sometimes the vein weakens and blood can leak and collect in the spot where it breaks. This broken vein will become a varicose vein or spider vein.

Usually, broken capillaries appear on the face, but they can also occur elsewhere on the body. Numerous factors may cause or contribute to the development of broken capillaries, including–

If you have broken capillaries, avoid alcohol, extremes of temperature, facial steaming, saunas, harsh or irritating cosmetics, spicy food, and stimulants such as caffeine and other stimulant drugs. Always protect your skin in cold or windy weather. Be gentle with your skin.

Aromatherapy treatments can achieve good results with repeated use. Certain essential oils such as chamomile, cypress, geranium, lemon, neroli, palmarosa, peppermint, rose, and rosemary help restore elasticity to blood vessels and diminish the redness on the surface of the skin.

Some carrier oils, such as borage, calophyllum inophyllum, evening primrose, hazelnut, and rose hip seed oils, enhance the effectiveness of aromatherapy blends with their own abilities to help reduce broken capillaries.

Use the recipes for Facial Oil for Broken Capillaries or Floral Facial Oil for Broken Capillaries below in this article every day. Several months can pass before you see results, but continue treatment and don’t lose hope. Rome wasn’t built in a day. Once you see results, continue to use the oil blends for maintenance. For broken capillaries on your body, use Capillary Conditioning Body Oil Daily

A Note On Essential Oils

Essential oils should come packaged in dark glass bottles, preferably with built-in droppers so you can dispense the oil one drop at a time. Some oils are more viscous than others and may take a while to drop out. Some companies have adjusted the size of the dropper accordingly. You can also use a separate glass eyedropper, but do not store it in the bottle because the oil will eventually break down the rubber bulb at the top, and will contaminate the oil.

Look for the term ‘pure essential oil’ on the bottle. One way to tell if you are buying true essential oil is the price. If each bottle of oil is priced the same, they’re probably imitations. Making true essential oil is a tedious, time consuming process. Some botanicals are more difficult to process than others and harder to attain so they will be more expensive. Lots of hard work goes into producing a one ounce bottle of essential oil. You can prepare the aromatherapy blends below using pure essential oils.

Facial Oil for Broken Capillaries

  • 1 ounce jojoba oil
  • ½ ounce rose hip seed oil
  • 10 drops borage oil
  • 4 drops cypress oil
  • 3 drops lemon oil
  • 2 drops palmarosa oil

Mix the jojoba and rose hip see oils together in a clean container, add the essential oils and gently turn the container upside down a few times or roll it between your hands to blend. Apply the mixture to the affected area once or twice a day.

Floral Facial Oil For Broken Capillaries

  • ½ ounce hazelnut oil
  • ¼ ounce rose hip seed oil
  • 10 drops borage oil
  • 3 drops neroli oil
  • 3 drops rose oil
  • 2 drops geranium oil

Mix the carrier oils together in a clean container, add the essential oils, and blend well. Apply the oil to the affected area daily.

Capillary-Conditioning Body Oil

  • 1 ½ ounces sunflower oil
  • ½ ounce rose hip seed oil
  • 20 drops borage oil
  • 5 drops geranium oil
  • 3 drops lemon oil
  • 3 drops rosemary oil
  • 2 drops cypress oil

Mix the carrier oils together in a clean container, add the essential oils, and gently turn the container upside down a few times to blend. Massage the oil over the affected areas daily.

Geranium oil can lower your blood sugar level. Use it with caution or omit it altogether if you have hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).

7 Responses to Broken Capillaries and Varicose Veins

  1. You can’t completely prevent varicose veins, but by improving the circulation and muscle tone you can reduce the risk of developing varicose or spider veins. Here are some traditional methods that can help you:
    • Exercise.
    • Watch your weight, and your diet.
    • Watch what you wear.
    • Elevate your legs.
    • Avoid long periods of sitting or standing.
    • Don’t sit with your legs crossed.

  2. Awesome post! This natural method is definitely something worth trying before varicose veins surgery. Thank you!
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  3. I wonder if anyone will have the patience to see the results. I suggest one reads about the new minimally invasive varicose vein treatment options, which give quick results, and yet are very safe.

  4. Steve P. says:

    Not all of us are aware but this condition is more common on women especially professionals that must stand for a very long time thus forcing their lower extremities to adapt.

  5. Carolyn says:

    Had no idea massaging oil on these areas could reduce the problem. I’ll have to give it a try. I have several areas that are starting to bother me.
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  6. Kim says:

    Thank you for the helpful essential oil recipes!

  7. Sassy Miss says:

    I have broken capillaries on my face so I will try the Facial Oil for Broken Capillaries recipe. But where can I get palmarosa oil?
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