So you’ve got yourself a red, spidery-looking splotch on your face that doesn’t look like it’s going away anytime soon. Congrats—you’re a perfectly normal human being with, possibly, a totally normal broken capillary. But as annoying and scary-sounding busted blood vessels are, they’re not the end of the world. (Even if it feels like it.) Broken capillaries are most commonly found on the face or legs and could be the culprit of several things. Elements like sun exposure, rosacea, alcohol consumption, weather changes, pregnancy, genes, and more cause them to pop up.
The good thing: They go away. With the right tools and measures, you can not only get rid of them for good, but also prevent another crop of them from taking hold of your skin in the future.
From at-home remedies to reduce redness to laser treatments to zap them forever, read on for everything you need to know about these bad guys.