Thread veins also known as spider veins are dilated veins that can appear anywhere on the body. These red, purple, or blue lines are usually visible on the nose which is the most exposed part of the skin on the face.
Fortunately, there are many ways to cover the appearance of thread veins on the face through makeup.
Beauty experts recommend using a cooling face mask such as DEAR KLAIRS Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask to keep your skin fresh. Besides, this can also constrict the veins, making them look smaller.
The DEAR KLAIRS Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask is the perfect mask to deliver powerful antioxidants to your skin. It prevents premature ageing signs, like wrinkles and darkening by strengthening the skin barrier.
How To Minimise The Appearance Of Thread Veins On Face
Thread veins are typically triggered by dieting, saunas, smoking, and the sun. Before reaching for your cosmetics let's focus on simple things you can do to prevent the appearance in the first place.
- Wash your face with lukewarm water and always be gentle when cleansing. Avoid rubbing or pulling the skin.
- During winter, make sure to use a recovery cream such as PURITO Centella Green Level Recovery Cream to protect the face from the cold.
- In the summer always apply a sun blocker like MISSHA All Around Safe Block, sunglasses, and a hat.
- Avoid hot showers and saunas
- Eat a well-balanced diet.
- Don't smoke.
- Keep alcohol consumption to a minimum, especially red wine which is a leading cause of thread veins.
- Use light eyeglasses to avoid too much pressure on the nose
- Apply a vitamin C serum like JUMISO All Day Brightening & Balancing Facial Serum to transform your complexion for optimal skin health and a visibly healthier appearance.
Steps For Covering Thread Veins With Makeup
As mentioned, it's possible to cover up those thread veins on your face. Here is a beauty routine for you.
1. Cleanse your Face.
Start your day by washing your face with a gentle cleanser such as SULWHASOO Gentle Cleansing Foam. Remember you want your skin to be clean and fresh.
The SULWHASOO Gentle Cleansing Foam gently removes dirt, makeup, and other impurities from the pores leaving the skin smooth. It prevents dryness and dehydration that usually leads to signs of ageing and loss of elasticity.
Once your skin is cleaned and toned, apply a lightweight moisturiser such as HUXLEY Secret of Sahara Cream: Anti-Gravity. This cream protects the skin from stressors while strengthening the skin barrier.
If you suffer from thread veins, it's wise to exfoliate the skin every other day to stimulate new skin cell growth. We recommend using a chemical exfoliate like SOME BY MI AHA, BHA, PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner, instead of scrubs.
Don't forget to protect the skin every day against UV rays by using sunscreen underneath your makeup. Thread veins can appear from spending too much time in the sun.
2. Prime The Skin
If you want to cover thread veins, it's required to prime your face. A face primer such as INNISFREE No Sebum Blur Primer is the best way to create a smooth canvas, so the makeup applies easier and perfect.
3. Apply Makeup
Apply makeup with a sponge or a brush to cover up the thread veins. If they're too notorious, make sure to use a coloured concealer such as THE SAEM Cover Perfection Tip Concealer SPF28 to neutralise your skin tone.
THE SAEM Cover Perfection Tip Concealer SPF28 is the perfect tool to cover up acne, rosacea, and thread veins. Use a small amount and apply only to those areas where you need it. Avoid applying too many coats as this can make your face look unnatural.
Once you cover the thread veins with a concealer, it's time to apply the foundation. There are different types of foundations, so make sure to use the one that is best for your skin type.
We recommend using a liquid foundation such as ETUDE HOUSE Double Lasting Foundation if you have a dry to combination skin type.
Powder like COSRX Blemish Cover Cushion is best if you have oily skin.
Always use a foundation that matches your skin's undertone. The best way to find one is to try several shades.
Finally, apply a setting powder such as SKINFOOD Peach Cotton Multi Finish Powder to set the makeup. This multi finish powder will also prevent the skin from getting oily throughout the day.