Home remedies for varicose and spider veins give us a way to deal with a problem that affects many people, mostly women, who after their first pregnancy may see varicose or spider veins appear on their legs.
If you have circulation problems, or spend too much time sitting down or simply have a genetic predisposition to varicose or spider veins on your legs, the following home remedies can help you to alleviate these skin problems.
How spider veins and vein problems are formed
The veins known as spider veins are formed when small blood vessels are broken, making our skin look different. They usually appear on the legs.
Natural remedies for varicose veins and spider veins
Although some resort to surgery, here we leave you some simple remedies to make them disappear.
Bathe the affected area with cold water
Cold water helps reduce inflammation of spider veins and activates proper blood circulation, so that veins don’t become damaged and show up on your legs.
Eat more fruit
Eating fruit is essential for preventing the formation of spider veins, particularly those that contain antioxidants. It is another very practical remedy, since it helps with circulation. Such fruits include oranges, lemons, kiwis and raspberries.
Apply apple cider vinegar
Applying this to the area with spider veins assists with toning and relaxing of your muscles, and so it also helps prevent and remove the veins. You should apply it with a damp cloth for at least 20 minutes and repeat this several times a week.
Avocado helps treat spider veins
Mix half an avocado with 10 drops of sweet briar oil (you can find it in pharmacies or natural products stores) until blended and apply to spider veins with gentle circular massages for a few minutes. Let sit 15 minutes more and rinse.
Sleep with feet elevated
Sleep with your feet elevated at heart level. It may be uncomfortable but this helps with blood circulation and prevents the formation of new spider veins. You can use a pillow to find the most comfortable position so that you sleep well and help treat your spider veins.
Avoid tight clothing
Wearing tight clothing for long periods of time can cause varicose veins and spider veins to appear, since these clothes make it hard for blood to circulate correctly through the legs and it can pool in one place.
Foods rich in vitamin K
Proper nutrition and diet are known to help treat many problems related to health. For this, the vitamin K found in fish, green vegetables like lettuce, parsley and tomatoes strengthen blood vessels, keeping them from breaking and forming new spider veins or varicose veins.
Do at least 20 minutes of walking
When taking a walk, we recommend that if you are in a suitable place, you can get the benefits of walking barefoot in addition to treating spider veins.
Avoid crossing your legs
Avoid crossing your legs or sitting or standing for long periods of time, since this is harmful for circulation. This makes veins exert a greater pressure, causing them to expand which can also form varicose veins.
Limit your salt intake
Reducing your consumption of alcohol and not smoking are important factors when it comes to preventing spider veins and even varicose veins, since it affects the legs directly, causing poor blood circulation and this will likely lead to spider veins in the near future. Also, avoiding cigarettes will give you many other health benefits.