Couperose: which treatment really helps?

Couperose - this helps against red spots

Which treatment is beneficial for couperose and which dos and don'ts generally apply? Here are the key facts. Also: an interview on all treatment methods for couperose with Dr Susanne Steinkraus, a dermatologist from Hamburg.

In this article, you can expect:

  • Couperose - what is it?
  • What to do with couperose?
  • Which skin cleansing is suitable for couperose?
  • It is glowing! SOS strategies for the home
  • Special care for couperose
  • Makeup couperose
  • The right sun protection for couperose
  • You should avoid that with couperose
  • DIY treatment through facial massage
  • Interview on couperose with Dr. Susanne Steinkraus

Couperose - what is it?

The term couperose comes from French and means "copper rose" or "copper fin". This means enlargements of small superficial blood vessels, which are characterized by a characteristic copper-red colour. They indicate a weakness of the connective tissue.
These enlarged veins (the so-called telangiectasias) occur in the skin diseases couperose and rosacea or rosacea. They are macroscopically visible enlargements of superficially located smallest blood vessels (e.g. capillaries) on the skin. 

Where do the red veins come from?

The delicate red veins that shimmer through the skin are usually most evident on the cheeks and around the nose.
The causes: Couperose is usually actually hereditary. But it can also result from intensive sunbathing, high blood pressure, alcohol or weak connective tissue - or it can be the result of rosacea or rosacea.
This is an inflammatory skin disease, the trigger of which has not yet been sufficiently clarified, but which unfortunately occurs very often (even more often than neurodermatitis). The rhinophyma, a reddened, bulbous thickening of the tip of the nose, the so-called bulbous nose, is feared, but only occurs in the advanced stage of rosacea and mostly affects older men.

What to do with couperose?

For skincare, you should definitely rely on special carefall back, mainly pharmacy cosmetics have specialized in this skin phenomenon. Pay particular attention to the ingredients of the care products: Perfumed products contain essential oils that promote excessive blood flow to the delicate veins.
Also, the products should not contain any alcohol, mineral oils or silicone oils, because of skin prone to couperoseis the application of a heavy cream somewhat counter-productive, because: Such a cream forms an insulating layer, which heats the skin tissue. The red veins stand out even more clearly. supply with sufficient moisture is therefore recommended.

Which skin cleansing is suitable for couperose?

The general rule is: coarse peelings should not be carried out on the areas affected by couperose. Enzyme peels are a good alternative.They are incredibly kind to the skin and still free the pores of dead skin. This is important so that the skin is not additionally stressed by impurities. With makeup removal productsAs with all other care products, make sure that they contain no perfume, alcohol or mineral oil and that they are suitable for particularly sensitive skin.

It is glowing! SOS strategies for the home

Many sufferers know the problem, especially in winter: The redness increases. When you come back in after an extended stay outside, your facial skin glows for hours. What to do?
Calming is the order of the day, just don't provoke any additional irritation of the sensitive facial skin. To soothe the skin, moist compresses can be made daily so that the veins narrow. Compresseswith black tea, horsetail, horse chestnutor arnica strengthen the connective tissue and thus have a preventive effect against the further spread of couperose. Cooling gelswith mint, eucalyptus or camphor can also do good as a treatment for couperose. Always pleasant: thermal waterspray on face. Also, unique masksAffiliate link against redness soothes overheated skin areas.