FACIAL REDNESS (ERYTHEMA), SPIDER VEINS & BROKEN CAPILLARIES (TELANGIECTASIA)
Written by Slawomir (“Swavak”) Gromadzki, MPH
Facial Redness (erythema) often referred to as spider veins is the result of weak, damaged and broken capillaries (Telangiectasia). The symptoms may range from skin which reddens from time to time and looks like blushing, or it can even progress to the point where the cheeks or most of the face is red constantly or for the most of the time. Usually individuals with Rosacea > have broken capillaries and facial redness otherwise it is caused by weakness of the smallest blood vessels (capillaries) caused by nutritional deficiencies especially lack of silica, rutin, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, . Also hereditary and environmental factors may contribute to the problem. For instance, people with fair skin and blue eyes are more susceptible to suffering from facial redness.
– Many lifestyle and nutritional factors may contribute to this condition by damaging valves, weakening walls of the veins, and leading to poor blood circulation. That includes bad diet (refined foods, lack of fibre, sugar, meat, dairy), nutritional deficiencies, free radicals, obesity, smoking and other stimulants, etc.
– Poor venous (vein) tone and elasticity (due to bad diet which is deprived of rutin and bioflavonoids).
– Thick blood caused by bad diet (meat, dairy, milk, sugar, refined products, eggs, bad oils and fats, etc.).
– Poor blood circulation caused by inactivity, dehydration and bad diet.
– Overweight and obesity.
– Dehydration (drinking insufficient amount of water) as it makes blood thicker and causes of impaired blood circulation.
– Failure to have regular exposures to sunlight.
– Deficiency of vitamin D. Vitamin D plays an important role in helping promote relaxation of blood vessels.
– Vitamin C and E deficiency. Both vitamins are antioxidants which help to repair cellular damage in the body including veins. Vitamin E is also known to reduce the spider veins.
– Vitamin K deficiency as it is a procoagulant vitamin.
– Heart problems.
– Eating foods high in sugar.
– Saturated fats (found in meat, dairy products, butter, or margarines).
– Increased estrogen caused by birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy.
– Stimulants, especially smoking.
– Deficiency of antioxidants.
LIFESTYLE AND DIET RECOMMENDATIONS
– Improve blood vessel tone and elasticity by increasing consumption of unrefined plant foods high rutin (buckwheat), bioflavonoids (citrus fruits). Often eat also blackberries, cherries, and blueberries (bilberries) as they are also rich in other flavonoid compounds including anthocyanosides, proanthocyanidins, or leukocyanidins.
– Go on plant-based unrefined (high in fibre) 50-85% raw diet. Hallelujah diet is the best example.
– Avoid smoking, caffeine (coffee, cola, black and green teas, etc.), and decaffeinated coffee, chocolate (extremely acidic), alcohol, meat, dairy, sugar, glucose, fructose syrup, refined foods, white flour products, white rice, hot spices, antibiotics, refined salt.
– Avoid or at least significantly reduce consumption of dairy and meat products as they thicken the blood. Switch to a totally plant-based (vegan) unrefined diet eliminating the intake of all animal-based foods (dairy, meat products, and fish) as they contain too much protein, are packed with high-risk factors (cholesterol, triglycerides, dioxins, heavy metals, antibiotics, bacteria, virus, cancer cells, prions, etc.) and because they don’t contain fibre. According to Professor Colin Campbell the author of the famous China Study, “The more you substitute plant foods for animal foods, the healthier you are likely to be.” The same scientist considers “veganism to be the ideal diet.”
– Avoid hot spices and instead use only mild spices such as marjoram, fennel, cumin, oregano, etc. to improve digestion.
– Drink 3 times a day about 3 glasses of water (distilled is the best) 1 hour before meals or 2 hours after meals. Never drink water or other liquids with meals (except ½ glass of juice).
– Learn to control stress.
– Drink 1 or 2 glasses of fresh raw and possibly cold-pressed (using slow juicer) vegetable juices (carrots, beets, broccoli, kale or spinach, etc.) 2 to 3 times a day before meals or instead. It is even better to have them with chlorella or spirulina, alfalfa, turmeric and barley grass. If you want to maintain your health drink 2 to 3 times 1 glass. In case your intension is to treat different health problems such as cancer, etc. you need to have 2 glasses 3 to 4 times a day.
– Stop smoking.
– Lose weight if you are overweight >
– Exercise or walk regularly to improve blood circulation in your legs.
– Consume more raw vegetables, vegetable juices, fresh fruits, oats, barley, pulses, and buckwheat.
– If possible avoid drugs such as aluminium hydroxide antacids and antihypertensives, and narcotics such as morphine and codeine.
– Avoid: margarine, mayonnaise, fried foods, cooking oils and fats, salad oils, peanut butters and all nut butters with added oils and fats.
– Consume foods high in antioxidants. Antioxidants are found especially in fresh fruits and raw vegetables.
MOST IMPORTANT REMEDIES
– In order to speed up the recovery implement principles included in HEALTH RECOVERY PLAN >
– Bioflavonoids strengthen capillary walls and reduce their permeability. They also promote elasticity of capillaries and prevent damaging effect of free radicals. Herbs containing large concentrations of flavonoids include ginkgo biloba, hawthorn or bilberry. Also citrus fruits are high in bioflavonoids. However, proper supplementation usually gives better results.
– Rutin (500mg) 1 or 2 a day as Rutin (vitamin P) is the most important vitamin for the vain and capillary health. It is also very helpful in haemorrhoids.
– Take formulas with Silica.
– Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) helps reduce permeability of capillary walls and strengthens them by producing aescin, a compound which is able to seal the leaks in capillary walls. It is widely prescribed in Germany for weakened capillary walls. You can use Venaforce (Horse chesnut) caps (Vogel) internally. Venaforce contains the extract of fresh Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) seeds. Horse chestnut is probably the most popular herb used in the treatment of varicose veins but it is also useful in facial redness. This herb contains aescin which has anti-inflammatory properties, improves blood circulation in the veins, and strengthens walls of blood vessels.
– Externally use Venagel (Vogel) and/or Green clay (both give excellent results). Venagel contains the extract of fresh Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) seeds. Horse chestnut extracts are commonly associated with the treatment of varicose veins and facial redness. In addition, Horse chestnut extracts in gels are soothing, providing cooling relief to legs that feel weary, heavy and uncomfortable – fantastic after a night out or a day’s shopping. It is also useful for long journeys (especially by plane), during hot weather and can be used during pregnancy.
– Bee propolis cream – externally. It gives excellent results by reducing swelling and inflammation and immediately brings relief to itching an pain.
– Gotu cola enhances healthy circulation, creating vibrant skin, improving wound healing as well as strengthening connective and nervous tissue. Recommended for skin inflammation, facial redness, slow-healing wounds, scars, cellulitis, cellulite, ulcers, connective tissue inflammation, varicose issues, deep vein thrombosis prevention, arthritic pain, hyperactive nervous conditions and degenerative brain conditions.
– Manuka honey – One of our customers used good quality Manuka honey bought from us and said it reduced size of his veins.
– Chlorella (requires drinking more water in between meals). It is very effective in lowering acidity, detoxifying the body, boosting energy and regenerating damaged tissue including damaged vein valves.
– To strengthen the veins and regenerate valves take vitamin D3 and K2 MK7 supplements as well as antioxidants: Alpha lipoic acid, NAC, vitamin E, and C.
– Grape-seed extract contains an antioxidant called proanthocyanidins which promote blood vessel strength. It is more effective than vitamin C and E at building and strengthening cell walls, including those of the capillaries.
– Clean greens powder (Pukka) is one of the most powerful natural remedies I know. Take 1 teaspoon of the powder 30 min before breakfast with vegetable juice or water and 1 teaspoon 30 min before lunch. Clean Greens is one of the most powerful remedies I know as many of our customers told me how effective this formula was in dealing with skin conditions, inflammations, back pains, chronic fatigue, diabetes, cancer, gastro-intestinal problems, liver and kidneys problems, weak immune system, etc. It consists of organic blend of 11 super-rich mostly freeze-dried green super foods including Wheat Grass Juice (30 times stronger than regular juice!), Nettle, Chlorella, Spirulina, Kale Sprouts, Seagreens, freshwater plants and digestive herbs. Made with some of nature’s finest herbs, grown in fertile organic soils it captures the incredible essence of nature’s bounty.
– Amazing healing properties of Clay have been known for centuries in many cultures around the world. Cleopatra used Dead Sea clay twice a week in order to maintain her skin smooth and unblemished. Back in Poland I used and recommended this wonderful remedy externally and internally for many different conditions (including Facial Redness and rosacea) often with great success. There are different types of clay such as Kaolin Clay (White), Green Clay, Bentonite (Grey/Cream colour), or Rhassoul Clay (Moroccan Red Clay). All of them can be effectively used to detoxify, regenerate and nourish the skin, to eliminate inflammation, or brighten dark areas. Clay mask is also one of the most effective ways to get rid of dark spots and to effectively treat almost any skin problems.
In order to make a face mask mix two tablespoons of any type of clay with two 2 tablespoons of hot water (distilled would be the best), or rose water, or the same amount (2 TBS) of strong Calendula tea (or Comfrey tea), and 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice.
Mix all ingredients together thoroughly, wash your face with distilled water or clean with aloe vera juice and apply the mask on the skin. Let it dry for about 30 minutes and rinse.
Note: Do not use any metal tool to mix clay with other ingredients. Use a wooden or glass instrument to keep clay potent and effective.
To get much better results the mask needs to be left on the skin much longer or even overnight (only if you are able to sleep with it). You should also enrich the above ingredients with 1 teaspoon of cold pressed Olive oil, Evening primrose oil or Castor oil. Mix all ingredients together thoroughly, wash your face with distilled water or clean with aloe vera juice and apply the mask on the skin. This time you also need to cover the mask with a Clingfilm to prevent it from drying.
Some ladies who left a Green Clay mask on face overnight told me it worked like a magic. In case of a dry skin try to use a raw organic coconut oil or vitamin E oil after removing the mask.
– A cold or even ice compress will help capillaries the to shrink and become small in size. It will reduce pain and provide instant relief from pain. Wrap some ice in a clean cloth and apply it directly over the red area.
– No gluten, low or no grain diet (stimulate igf-1).
– Low-glycaemic diet, no simple sugars (fructose, white flour, corn syrup, etc.), no chocolate & cheese, low fruit diet (fructose), more raw vegetable juices and raw vegetables.
– No dairy, sugar, meat.
– Stress control.
– Exercise. Getting plenty of high-intensity exercise helps your body flush out toxins, including those in your skin’s pores. Plus, exercise is vitally important to all other aspects of your health. If you happen to have access to an infrared sauna, this can be helpful, because the more you sweat, the more you flush unwanted debris and contaminants out of your pores.
– Avoid sex during treatment as frequent orgasms lead to zinc deficiency and hormonal imbalance. Read about side effects of masturbation >
– Drink plenty of distilled water every day so that your urine is a pale. If your urine is yellow, you probably need to drink more water (unless you take B vitamins, which themselves turn urine yellow). Read more about Distilled water >
– Also a low-grain diet and avoiding gluten containing grains and products will very likely clear up your skin.
– Your diet must be anti-inflammatory and high in fresh vegetable juices, vegetable smoothies and / or salads.
– Simply eliminating grains, sugars (particularly fructose), cereals, potatoes, corn, rice, pasta, processed foods, etc., radically improves rosacea for most people. Fruit contains a fair amount of fructose, so it should be consumed in very limited quantities. And fruit juices should be strictly avoided since the sugar is very concentrated in them. (Vegetable juices are great, though, especially green juices.)
– Many of today’s skin care products and cosmetics are nothing more than a toxic mixture of chemicals which cause more skin problems than they solve. And when it comes to rosacea, these chemicals can seriously inflame an outbreak, or prevent one from healing.
– You should spend few minutes every day cleansing your face, which removes the impurities that collect on your skin during a typical day and clog up your pores. And ladies, please never sleep in your makeup.
– Did you know that a good night’s sleep can decrease your stress and lead to clearer skin? Your body’s time for healing and rebuilding is at night while you sleep, and this applies to your skin. Sleep is also required for good energy and mood.
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