Ask Lisa Tant


Can you recommend a skincare product to get rid of the broken blood vessels on my face?

Unfortunately, there is no skincare solution for broken blood vessels — also known as spider veins. You’ll most likely find these fine red lines on your cheeks, nose or chin. They are usually caused by normal ageing, sun damage, pregnancy, birth control pills or rosacea. You can try hiding them under a green-toned concealer (green neutralizes red) and foundation. If they’re really noticeable, ask your dermatologist about a laser treatment. Lasers can successfully remove the redness, but depending on how much work you need done, they can be painful and expensive. —Lisa Tant

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