Leg spider veins are those tiny blood vessels that appear on the skin as purple or crimson branching. They are annoying and bring us problems when it comes to wanting to show off our legs.
There are those who resort to surgery to remove them. However, there are also some remedies through which we can help alleviate its incidence. Do you want to know how? We’ll tell you then.
How to avoid the appearance of spider veins on the legs?
Leg spider veins appear on the ankles, calves, thighs … Generally, their presence is due to three factors: genetic inheritance, poor blood circulation or incorrect lifestyle habits; In this last point, we can include unhealthy eating, sedentary lifestyle and harmful habits such as smoking.
It is true that, on occasions, it is possible to have varicose veins and also these spider veins; however, it is common for the latter to appear first. If this is your case, it is worthwhile for us to start taking steps to stop its progress.
1. Cold baths on the legs
It is very effective to do it in the morning. When you get up and shower, spend about 5 minutes pouring cool water on your lower extremities. You can even moisten a towel with cold water and wrap it around your legs.
In this way, the inflammation of the spider veins in the legs is relieved and the circulation is also toned. As if that were not enough, we will start the morning with a pleasant feeling of relief. Without a doubt, a recommended alternative for every day.
2. Don’t forget antioxidants
We already know that it is advisable to start the day with a cold shower on your legs. What if, from now on, we also have a good orange juice every day?
Antioxidants are essential to improve circulation, oxygenate our blood and improve tone. Be sure to include fruits such as lemons, grapefruits, strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, and kiwis in your diet.
3. Sleep with your legs elevated
This remedy against spider veins on the legs is very simple. You just have to put a cushion to have your legs slightly elevated. In this way, we facilitate circulation and prevent spider veins from appearing more intensely.
4. Remedy with apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is an excellent muscle toner and relaxant; it has the ability to reactivate our circulation. What should we do to take advantage of its benefits?
It’s very easy: take a cloth and soak it in apple cider vinegar. Then, apply it to the area where you have spider veins and leave it for 20 minutes. If you repeat it daily, you will reduce these annoying marks.
5. Remedy with avocado and rosehip
This remedy is especially indicated for after waxing. It will help us soothe and calm the skin, as well as reactivate circulation and oxygenate it.
There are very high priced creams that contain these same elements. To replace them, the only concern you will have is finding rosehip essential oil. Lately it is very fashionable, so it will be easy for you to buy it in natural stores and even in pharmacies.
This element is widely used in beauty and offers very good results for skin issues. Combined with avocado, it is simply great for spider veins on the legs. Remember to apply it every time you wax.
To prepare the cream, you need half an avocado and 10 drops of rosehip oil. In the first place, the pulp of the half avocado must be obtained; Above all, the greenest part is needed, the one that is attached to the avocado pit, since it contains greater healing properties.
Subsequently, the pulp is left in a bowl and the 10 drops of rosehip oil are applied. Afterwards, try to obtain a very homogeneous mixture, a suitable paste to be able to apply on the skin.
Once ready, the easiest thing comes: spread the paste in those most conflictive areas, where spider veins on the legs usually appear. It is important that you apply it from bottom to top using gentle circular movements, in an anti-clockwise direction.
Finally, allow about 15 minutes for the skin to absorb it and then yes, remove it with fresh water. With this and also with the previous treatments, you will see how well you feel your legs. They will be cared for, hydrated and above all, prevented from the incidence of annoying spider veins.