I just discovered my first little spider vein on the outside of my nose! I have to admit it kinda freaked me out! I’ve never used concealer before but now I’m in the market. I have dry skin, wear lightweight makeup as I don’t have a lot of other issues. Any suggestions?
susanz wrote on :
Those pesky little suckers are called telangectasia. If you are financially able the very best way to eliminate them is by laser treatment. If there is a GOOD beauty school in your area they are a great way to get excellent, fully supervised laser treatments at a phenomenal price. You DO have to stay on them ( it will last anywhere from 6 months to18 months depending on you) as we can’t eliminate the causes! Other that there’s not much to do as they are caused by genes and the environment. Hot to cold and vice versa is a major cause and it’s difficult to eliminate that. Unfortunately, we can’t have a passageway that gradually takes us from hot to cold and back so just do your best! Cover up is the cosmetic way to do it. I would recommend testing different concealers for the color and the coverage ability and just dot it on. For your dry skin, I would recommend hyaluronic acid. Don’t worry, it’s not a REAL acid but a natural component found in our bodies. It’s found in the connective, epithelial and neural tissues and helps to reduce inflammation, stimulates collagen and cell proliferation which, in turn, fights aging! I use a product from HYLUNIA (HCS – hyaluronic complex solution) because my skin responds to no fragrances, no parabens, no toxic chemicals BUT I’m sure there are others out there. I will be attending the International Beauty Convention in Vegas in a couple of weeks and will be looking at EVERYTHING, with my point of interest being the “mature” skin. Congrats on wearing lightweight makeup as less is definitely more as we “mature”. BTW I, personally, like a “makeup” that is really a primer. It’s the super primer by Dermalogica and it has a wonderful texture and a LITTLE sheen (not too much as that’s not good as we age!). It does NOT fall in to my wrinkles and gives a beautiful finish. A little blush and dusting of loose powder and I’m good to go. Downside? It’s expensive and I use it twice a day. Will also be looking for comparables at the show. Good luck and I hope the little veins are the only thing you have to worry about!?)
knwhnr wrote on :
Thank you for the wonderfully detailed response! Living in southern California I don’t have a lot of hot to cold issues. And I have started using hyaluronic acid along with my skin regimen. I’m not really bothered by most of what I see happening on my face (I’ve earned every laugh line from years of happiness) altho I do wish my eyebrows would stop falling out! I’ve been on thyroid for over 20 years so that shouldn’t be the issue. But I’ve just started Latisse so we’ll see what happens!
susanz wrote on :
Glad I could help! BTW, do NOT buy Latisse! It’s so grossly overpriced! Go to http://www.alldaychemist.com and type is CAREPROST in the search box. It is the SAME as Latisse only made by Sun Pharma which is a well respected Indian pharmaceutical company, trades on the exchange, yada yada! I ran the product by a retina surgeon and he said it was the same and fine! Bimatoprost is like a rose – bimatoprost is bimatoprost is bimatoprost. I’m sure you are aware that is was “discovered” by Allergan after so many ophthalmologist remarked that their patients who had glaucoma grew long lashes! To charge what they charge is highway robbery. There’s a BlogSpot that sells it for $39 but AllDayChemist is $11/bottle. They do, however, charge $25 for shipping whether you buy one or 100 so get some friends together and share the shipping charge. You will see two bottles – get the one that shows the brush with it. They know exactly what we are doing and provide a much nicer brush than Latisse. It is NOT necessary to use a different brush every time but practice clean procedures. You are not putting it IN your eyes – only “lining” them. Also, do NOT freak out if a little gets in your eyes – just wipe it out. You must put it continually in your eyes for any color change or other possible side effect. As with any other cosmetic or medicine IF you are going to have a reaction then you will know it and stop using it. Easy! Use it on your eyebrows as well – good luck!
knwhnr wrote on :
Actually I bought the Careprost! I agree – Latisse is way overcharging for a “name”. But I’ll see how it works on my brows – and post back results in a couple months. I was going to try 5% Rogaine – but just didn’t quite feel comfortable putting it on my face. Thanks again!
susanz wrote on :
I wouldn’t put the Rogaine on my eyes either – just to be on the safe side. My lashes have always been very long but got CONSIDERABLY
susanz wrote on :
thinner as I got older. The Careprost really did help quite a bit but haven’t noticed any change in my eyebrows. Patch, patch, patch!:)
suzi51 wrote on :
A mineral powder applied with a concealor brush would be a lightweight solution. Also you could try dermablend. It is a tad heavier but does a great job.
Daphne Nassif wrote on :
Have you tried Argan Oil as an additional moisturizer,and it also has amazing healing properties. For a concealer, I think YSL Touche Eclat is the best.
Cubie131 wrote on :
You want to use a concealer that is designed to cover up redness. Mineral powder concealers are great for that. I have a birthmark on the side of my face and with mineral powder, you never see it. If you prefer a traditional concealer, Clinique makes one called Redness Solutions. Not a big deal to cover up one little vein!
Maria Comfort wrote on :
There are wonderful machines that will take care of this in a snap. Your dermatologist is the best person to see for this.
So that it doesn’t recur, the best thing is to take preventative care. Keep your skin moist. For best results, I prefer extra virgin olive oil (yes, the kind you get at the grocery store.) It is good for all types of skin, penetrates quickly and deep, and has antioxidants which protect your skin for further aging.
When you cleanse your skin, it is good to use a terry washcloth. I think your skin may be too delicate for harsh scrubs, which may have initially broken your capillaries.
Don’t forget your sun block!!
Kari Solyntjes wrote on :
Concealer is a quick touch to hide them – I get them all the time. After I notice a few of them, I make a trip to the dermatologist for some quick zap of the laser and they are gone for at least a year. Quick, easy, barely painless and leaves the skin smooth and flawless!
redAllison wrote on :
Dabbing on a little concealer on the spot is not such a big deal. But if the spider vein bothers you, you may want to talk to a dermatologist. Concealers come in different types liquids in a tube that you apply with a wand that provide light coverage and are easy to blend (I have 3: CoverGirl TruBlend, Sephora’s brand, and one from essence in a tube.) I have sun damage so I need more coverage, and I have 2 stick concealers that do the job: the pricey one is from Smashbox and the inexpensive one that I’m posting a review of on my blog, Never Say Die Beauty, today is from essence. You could also choose a heavier weight foundation or BB Cream (consider Hydroxatone’s Anti-aging BB Cream that’s a medium to full coverage BB, and skip the concealer, but if you’re happy with your foundation a little dab of concealer should do the trick. Hope this helps!