WHAT IS COUPEROSE SKIN?
Couperose is a vascular dilation in the face. The capillaries (tiny blood vessels) expand when there is a rush of blood, but do not contract afterwards like normal skin does. On the outside this shows as patches of facial redness with visible red expanded blood vessels. It often affects people with fine, delicate or thin skin.
Skin with couperose differs from skin with rosacea – although both conditions cause redness, dryness and tightness, skin with couperose is not inflamed. The lines of the capillaries are visible in couperose skin. It is essential to provide this type of skin with nutrients that strengthen and protect the capillaries, while stimulating a better blood circulation.
Today there is an increasing number of young people with couperose due to intestinal problems and a lack of silica in our nutrition which can aggravate the underlying hereditary causes.