Spider veins and varicose veins are unsightly veins usually on your arms or legs. There is a difference between spider and varicose veins though. Spider veins are mostly cosmetic and are cause by genetics, pregnancy, obesity, age or from being sedentary and can be prevented. Varicose veins are veins caused from a medical condition. These veins can cause itching, pain and even swelling. You should seek the help of a physician if you have varicose veins. See below for 3 helpful tips on how to prevent spider veins, or at least prevent any further ones from appearing.
1. Support Stockings
Support stockings or compression socks/stockings may not be appealing to you, but they can help your spider veins from getting worse. They work well if you are on your feet for long periods of time. These stockings are made from tight elastic, much like regular stockings and they help keep your blood flowing properly. The stockings can be worn underneath pants to keep them hidden, as they are very thin.
2. Healthier Lifestyle
- Getting up and moving around more will help, as spider veins can occur from being too sedentary. If your job requires you to sit for long periods of time, try and get up and move around when you can, or elevate your feet when possible. Also be sure to not cross your legs while sitting. Crossing your legs can prevent your blood from flowing properly, so try not to cross them.
- Taking walks will also help prevent these veins. Walking will help get the blood moving around in your legs. Try to take nightly walks after dinner.
- Weight loss will also help with spider veins, as obesity is another cause of these veins.
3. Natural Remedies
Try natural remedies, such as essential oils. See below for a recipe to help get rid of your spider veins naturally.
Here's what you'll need:
- 30 drops cypress oil
- 20 drops lavender oil
- 10 drops lemon
- 2 oz. coconut oil
Combine these ingredients into a bottle and apply daily after you shower. These ingredients can help not just with spider veins, but helps with cellulite, increases circulation, and will also help purify your skin.
If the spider veins you have are too unsightly for you, consult your physician. You can get them shrunk by using a sclerotherapy procedure, which uses a detergent injected into your vein to help shrink it. You can also have them laser removed at a professional vein clinic. It takes a few appointments to reduce the appearance of these veins, but it is possible. For more information, visit http://veinvarices.com.