Couperose: a «star» problem


Vascular «grids», «webs», «stars» — all these are the names of the disease rosacea. What is it and how to deal with it, we will describe in this article.

What it is?

Couperose is a vascular disease of the skin associated with a decrease in the elasticity of blood vessels, which leads to rupture of small capillaries. The disease spreads to all parts of the skin. But the most popular and problematic “territory” is the face.

The greatest tendency to manifestations of rosacea, that is, the appearance of pronounced «stars», is prone to people whose skin is thin and light.

Most often, «vascular networks» are located at the wings of the nose, on the cheeks, and chin. The intensity and color of manifestations can be different — from light blue, barely noticeable to rich burgundy.

The reasons

Doctors have proven that the main cause of rosacea is heredity and genetic predisposition. But it should also be noted that there are many indirect factors that affect the active development and manifestation of rosacea.

The main ones include stress, smoking, exposure to environmental factors with special skin sensitivity (cold, dry air, etc.), hormonal changes. Also, the factors provoking the development and manifestation of rosacea include:

  • Strong and regular physical activity
  • Advanced cardiovascular disease
  • advanced liver disease
  • Wrong and unhealthy diet
  • Frequent visits to baths, saunas, as well as regular and frequent hot baths
  • Illiterate use of cosmetics

Fighting Couperose

It should be noted that this problem is not purely cosmetic, as many believe. First of all, rosacea is a disease. This means that it requires targeted treatment. And only after that you should resort to various kinds of cosmetic procedures to get rid of the manifestations of «asterisks». With a competent approach and a harmonious combination of these two methods, the result will be almost 100%.


First of all, you should consult with your doctor and find out which drug treatment is right for you. Do not self-medicate. This can lead to negative consequences and more serious diseases.

The next step is nutrition. In this case, it is worth paying attention to both the diet and quality. Foods rich in vitamins C, P and E should be included in the diet. They strengthen the walls of blood vessels, increase elasticity.

You should reduce the consumption of foods containing «bad cholesterol». But at the same time, do not overdo it, and remember that some types of cholesterol, on the contrary, are beneficial for our body.

And the last step is to exclude all factors provoking the development of the disease. Try to walk more, put your sleep schedule in order, eliminate sources of stress from your life as much as possible, give moderate physical activity.


Today, there are many ways to remove the manifestations of rosacea. Among the main ones are:

  • Phototherapy
  • Laser therapy and treatment
  • Chemical peels
  • Ozone therapy
  • Local cosmetics specially designed to combat the manifestations of rosacea.

We will describe each of these methods in detail in the following articles!

Let your skin be beautiful and healthy!

Author: Natalia Kay

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