Rosacea is an easily recognizable redness that appears on the skin and appears to run in families. Unfortunately, the cause of this ailment is unknown, so treating it can be rather frustrating. What doctors do know is that certain things tend to exacerbate the problem.

If you suffer from what appears to be broken blood vessels on your face, you can help minimize them by some relatively simple steps. Below are 7 things you can do at home to help relieve the appearance of “broken blood vessels” on your face.

1. Protect your skin. One of the best things you can do to help minimize the appearance of your rosacea, according to the Mayo Clinic, is protect your skin from the sun. When you go outside, be sure to have on a sunscreen that contains an SPF 30 or higher. Wear a hat and avoid sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Medical News Today reminds people that during the winter, you should put a scarf or ski mask on when you are outside in the cold and wind.

2. Be gentle. The skin is very sensitive, so WebMD says to use gentle facial cleansers and skincare products for sensitive skin. Try not to rub or touch your face.

3. Avoid triggers. News reminds sufferers to track their triggers and then make a point to avoid them. Caffeine, spicy food and alcohol are some of the most common triggers that you should avoid.

4. Massage your face. The Mayo Clinic says that a daily facial massage using the tips of your fingers and starting at the center of your face and working outwards may help reduce the inflammation of the rosacea.

5. Go electric. If you have to shave, Medical News Today recommends using an electric razor. It will be less irritating on your skin than a straight razor.

6. Control your stress. Medical News Today and WebMD tell sufferers to avoid stress as this can cause outbreaks. You can try practicing Yoga, tai-chi, deep breathing or meditation to help alleviate some of your stress.

7. Avoid herbal remedies. Although many home remedies say that herbs and oils will remove the “broken blood vessels” of rosacea, the Mayo Clinic states that there is little to no proof these work. The Rosacea Forumhas people’s testimonials of those who have tried things like grape seed extract and found no relief at all. Truthfully, no harm appears to have come from the home remedies; you just may not find what you’re looking for.

If you should choose to try an herbal remedy, be sure to check with your doctor ahead of time. By being aware of what causes your flare-ups, you can help reduce the inflammation before it ever starts.

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