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How to Prevent Facial Veins

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How to Prevent Facial Veins

Did you know that alcohol and sunburn can both trigger facial or facial veins, but eating vegetables can help prevent them? Medical experts are unsure of the causes of facial veins, but we’ve got some tips that may help you. Here’s how you can prevent the development of facial veins.

 

Stay fit. Exercise increases blood circulation and help you keep of unwanted pounds. Both benefits will help prevent facial veins that can be caused by poor circulation and obesity.

 

Avoid sun exposure. Sunbathing too much or without protection will weaken the skin. Such exposure to extreme hot can also cause the skin to flush and trigger facial veins.

 

Have some grapes. Nutritionists say eating grapes gets the source of anthocyanins, an antioxidant, directly into the blood stream. This strengthens your capillaries and lowers your risk of facial veins. Anthocyanins are also found in bilberries.

 

Avoid the Booze. Drinking too much can also cause fine red lines to appear on your face and cheeks. Alcohol is known to cause the blood vessels to dilate but continued drinking can weaken the collagen causing veins stay open. This increases blood flow to the face triggering facial veins.

 

Be kind to your face. You should make sure not to wash your face with very hot or very cold water. These extremes in temperature can cause the skin to flush, triggering facial veins. Also, if you use a skin brush, always brush the skin when its dry. When skin is wet, your blood flow in increased and your skin is sensitive. Brushing already dilated vessels could cause facial veins.

 

Avoid unnecessary increases in hormone levels. Some hormones encourage blood vessel growth. If you are pregnant, taking the birth control pills, or undergoing hormone replacement therapy you will have increased hormone levels which could make you more prone to developing facial veins. Pregnancy also puts extra pressure on your circulation making facial veins in your legs more likely.

 

Get those vitamins. Vitamins C, E and K are all essential for maintaining good skin health.

  • Vitamin C helps your body build collagen – a protein that is the main connective tissue in muscle and skin. Less collagen means more sagging so facial veins could appear. Good sources of Vitamin C include citrus fruits, blackcurrants and peppers.
  • Vitamin E is a natural antioxidant which protects the skin and is also essential for protecting cell membranes. This strengthens the capillaries making facial veins less likely. Vitamin E can be found in olive oil, peanuts, leafy green vegetables and whole grain breads and cereals.
  • Vitamin K helps promote blood clotting to stop bleeding. Taking Vitamin K could prevent the tiny capillaries in your face from dilating. You can find Vitamin K in green leafy vegetables like broccoli and spinach and also in milk.

At Reno Vein Clinic, we also treat facial veins! Call us for more information! (775) 329-3100

 

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Setting Up a Skin Care Routine for You

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Most people have a general idea of how to wash their face, but there’s a lot that the general public isn’t aware of. With all the products and tip out there, it can be confusing to know what to do to get amazing skin. Establishing a skin care routine is essential to keeping your skin healthy and beautiful. The steps below will help you establish an effective skin care routine.

It’s important to determine your skin type so that you may chose the correct products and routine that will maximize the effectiveness of skin care. You should also take into consideration specific issues that your skin has. For a guide to figuring out what type of skin you have, visit our supplier’s website at http://www.skinceuticals.com/_us/_en/learn-about-skin.aspx.

Below are the steps to establish a great skin care routine that will improve your skin’s appearance.

No Touching Your Face – You can transfer acne causing bacteria from your hands to your face just by simply touching it. If you have to touch your face, wash your hands thoroughly, use a face towel or sanitize your hands.

NEVER Pop Your Pimples – Picking or popping pimples prevents the skin from healing properly and will only make the irritation worse.

Get the Products – Good skin care involves using a cleanser, toner, moisturizer, exfoliating scrub, cotton pads and a face mask. We can help you choose the best products for your face. Call 775-329-3100 for a free consultation.

Remove Make-up Nightly – Never ever sleep while still wearing your make-up. Make-up that is left on overnight can clog the pores, and will prevent your skin from regenerating and breathing while you sleep.

Order is Everything – The order in which we use skin care products matters almost as much as the products themselves. Even good products can cause irritation when not used correctly.  The best order to use products in is: remove make-up, cleanse or exfoliate, toner, moisturize.

Products to use Twice a Day – Cleanse, tone, and moisturize in the morning before you put on makeup, and at night before you go to bed. This will help prevent your skin from being clogged by dirt or make up, and feel healthier skin throughout your day.

  • Cleansing Tips: Cleansing prepares your skin to receive nutrients from your other products. Before you cleanse, wash your hands so you won’t be transferring bacteria to your face.
  • Toner Tips: Toner is used to restore your skin’s natural pH levels which were probably altered during cleansing. While you apply, be careful to avoid the sensitive eye area. Do not rinse.
  • Moisturizer Tips: A moisturizer leaves the skin feeling softer and smoother. Moisturizers are not created equal, so be sure to choose the right moisturizer for your skin type or condition.

Products to use Twice a Week – Throughout the week, it can be beneficial to use an exfoliating scrub in place of your cleaner, or use a facial make after you’ve cleansed you face. These products are too strong to be used daily; however, both treatments have benefits that your skin needs weekly.

  • Exfoliating Scrub Tips: Exfoliating scrubs are essential because it removed dead skin cells which can leave your complexion appearing dull, and can clog up pores. A few times each week you should exfoliate with an exfoliating facial wash in place of your daily cleanser.
  • Facial Mask Tips: There are many options for masks. Peel-off masks are best for blemished skin, whereas rich, moisturizing masks are best for dry skin. Apply the facial according to the instructions on the packet.

Stick to your routine! Your skin needs time to get used to the products you use and how often you use them. Sometimes a negative effect appears at first, but this usually goes after the skin has time to adjust. Enjoy your beautiful skin!

 

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How to Prevent Facial Veins

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Did you know that alcohol and sunburn can both trigger facial or facial veins, but eating vegetables can help prevent them? Medical experts are unsure of the causes of facial veins, but we’ve got some tips that may help you. Here’s how you can prevent the development of facial veins.

Stay fit. Exercise increases blood circulation and help you keep of unwanted pounds. Both benefits will help prevent facial veins that can be caused by poor circulation and obesity.

Avoid sun exposure. Sunbathing too much or without protection will weaken the skin. Such exposure to extreme hot can also cause the skin to flush and trigger facial veins.

Have some grapes. Nutritionists say eating grapes gets the source of anthocyanins, an antioxidant, directly into the blood stream. This strengthens your capillaries and lowers your risk of facial veins. Anthocyanins are also found in bilberries.

Avoid the Booze. Drinking too much can also cause fine red lines to appear on your face and cheeks. Alcohol is known to cause the blood vessels to dilate but continued drinking can weaken the collagen causing veins stay open. This increases blood flow to the face triggering facial veins.

Be kind to your face. You should make sure not to wash your face with very hot or very cold water. These extremes in temperature can cause the skin to flush, triggering facial veins. Also, if you use a skin brush, always brush the skin when its dry. When skin is wet, your blood flow in increased and your skin is sensitive. Brushing already dilated vessels could cause facial veins.

Avoid unnecessary increases in hormone levels. Some hormones encourage blood vessel growth. If you are pregnant, taking the birth control pills, or undergoing hormone replacement therapy you will have increased hormone levels which could make you more prone to developing facial veins. Pregnancy also puts extra pressure on your circulation making facial veins in your legs more likely.

Get those vitamins. Vitamins C, E and K are all essential for maintaining good skin health.

  • Vitamin C helps your body build collagen – a protein that is the main connective tissue in muscle and skin. Less collagen means more sagging so facial veins could appear. Good sources of Vitamin C include citrus fruits, blackcurrants and peppers.
  • Vitamin E is a natural antioxidant which protects the skin and is also essential for protecting cell membranes. This strengthens the capillaries making facial veins less likely. Vitamin E can be found in olive oil, peanuts, leafy green vegetables and whole grain breads and cereals.
  • Vitamin K helps promote blood clotting to stop bleeding. Taking Vitamin K could prevent the tiny capillaries in your face from dilating. You can find Vitamin K in green leafy vegetables like broccoli and spinach and also in milk.

At Reno Vein Clinic, we also treat facial veins! Call us for more information! (775) 329-3100

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