Easy Treatments for Spider Veins on Legs
Have you resigned yourself to those purple, branch-like veins on your legs? Don’t lose hope. There are actually some simple treatments for spider veins. It’s not just an issue of aesthetics, either. These veins can be painful and annoying, as well. Before you resort to surgery, however, we’d like to give you some ideas about what you can try today – cheaply and from the comfort of your own home – before you opt for more drastic measures.
Stop spider veins taking over your legs!
These little irritants can appear all over your bottom half – from your bum to your ankles. Why do they proliferate? Essentially, it’s down to three things: genetics, blood circulation and lifestyle. For instance, if you have poor circulation and a sedentary lifestyle, you may be more prone to spider or varicose veins. There’s not necessarily much you can do about your genetic predisposition, but the other factors lie well within your control. Most often, the spidery veins appear before the varicose do. To stop them in their tracks, have a look at our natural remedies and try to incorporate them into your daily routine.
1. Get motivated to get cold feet
No need to go overboard! You don’t have to have your legs at a right angle. Just put a comfy cushion under your feet and knees to keep them slightly elevated. What this achieves is better circulation, which – as we’ve established – is the enemy of spider veins.
4. The remedy in apples
This one is a luxurious treat. It’s a remedy that is recommended for post-waxing, as it helps to calm your skin and stimulate the oxygen that provides good circulation. Sure, you could spend bags of cash on creams with fancy names, but why not keep it simple. Rosehip oil has what you need and is easy to find – at sensible prices – in health food shops, chemists and even some large supermarkets. Highly prized for its beautifying effects, rosehip is renowned for its remarkable results. Add it to avocado and you have a formidable duo fighting against the appearance of spider and varicose veins. Just remember that it’s best to apply it after you’ve waxed your legs. If you don’t wax, use this combination to pamper yourself once a month.
You only need two ingredients: half an avocado and 10 drops of rosehip oil. Scoop the pulp from half an avocado, ensuring that you get most of the flesh from around the seed. This is where you’ll find the most nutritive and curative bits. Place the flesh of the avocado in a dish and add 10 drops of rosehip oil to it. Blend and mash together until you get a good paste with a spreadable consistency.
Ready? Now all you have to do is put it on the areas that are most affected by spidery veins. Do take care to work your way from bottom to top with gentle movements – preferably using anticlockwise, circular motions. Once you’ve finished massaging it in, let it penetrate for 15 minutes to allow your skin absorb it. Remove with cold water. Your legs will feel positively hydrated and smooth. The spider veins won’t be able to thrive in a well-moisturised and oxygenated environment!