Couperose skin is a very delicate, thin, dry and easily irritated type of skin. It is prone to allergies as well as emotional and environmental factors. It gives a feeling of tightening, stinging with frequently appearing broken and reddened capillaries. In the case of couperose skin blood vessels cannot withstand blood pressure and therefore they dilate, leaving traces of “red threads” (so-called telangiectasia), that shine through the skin. They are most often localized on cheeks, the wings of the nose and on the chin.
Under the influence of emotional factors and stimuli from our environment, that causes rapid extensions and contractions of blood vessels – erythema appears along with the feeling of warmth and stinging. At the beginning it may disappear after the noxious stimulus is removed, but over time it embeds and finally it changes into a chronic state. It is important to know that oversensitivity and fragility of blood vessels are also factors that increase the likelihood of rosacea.
Couperose skin belongs to the type of skin that requires systematic approach and perseverance in caring. This cosmetic problem can be limited by proper skin care as well as balanced diet and careful home care.