This is how you can prevent yourself from spider veins
Spider veins are not harmful, but they won’t go away unless remove them via treatments such as sclerotherapy (where a medicine is injected to shrink the vessels). However, their appearance can be reduced by applying witch hazel lotion to the area. Spider veins are a mini-version of varicose veins. They are close to the surface of the skin and appear on the legs, face and breasts. Reasons for the occurrence of spider veins include hormonal changes including pregnancy or taking the oral contraceptive pill, as well as exposure to sunlight and being overweight. If your spider veins are causing you any discomfort or pain, see your doctor and consult him or her about medical treatment. Here are some ways to prevent and cure spider veins.
1 Comfortable shoes are a must
Keep the uncomfortable high-heels for special occasions only. Shoes with low heel will help promote good blood flow in your legs. Also, avoid tight clothes that constrict you at the waist, groin or legs, as these can cause backup of blood in the lower extremities.
2 Forget about crossing your legs
If you catch yourself that you are sitting most of the day with legs crossed, immediately stop doing it. Sitting with your legs crossed for too long can slow down blood flow in your legs and may cause vessel damage. This can lead to weakening of the vein valves and walls and contribute to spider and varicose veins.
3 Moving is very important
Don’t stand or sit for too long without moving. If you have to stand for a long time, shift weight between each leg every few minutes to keep blood flowing. If your job requires sitting, try to shorten your sitting time for about 30 minutes. Once you realize that you’ve been sitting for half an hour or more, get up, take a walk, go to the bathroom, to the nearest office, do something else besides sitting. Movement and exercise promote blood flow and decrease your risk of unsightly veins.
4 Lift your legs up
When you’re resting, put your feet up to help take the pressure off your legs and feet and help blood drain back to your heart. This will decrease the pressure on the veins and skin and make them less likely to weaken.
5 Don’t forget your sunscreen
This should even be considered as an option, because sunscreen is a must and will protect you from skin cancer and early skin aging like wrinkles and dark spots. Besides that, it will also help prevent spider veins – especially on the face.
6 Lose weight
Losing any excess weight and exercising is also important. Stop consuming greasy and fatty food and drink plenty of water. Working out three times a week would do miracles for your weight loss and also would keep the blood flowing around perfectly in your body.
7 Good food
Here are some herbs and supplements that can help you prevent spider veins. Berries (especially blueberries), cherries, red grapes, citrus fruits including the pith, rye and buckwheat should be included in your daily diet. Improving the circulation is also important. Foods that help include garlic, onion, ginger and chilli.
8 Support Stockings
The simplest treatment for spider veins is to pull on a pair of support stockings also known as compression stockings; they will improve the circulation and relieve pain and discomfort in the legs. They can be found in knee-high length or pantyhose style at any surgical supply stores or well-equipped pharmacies.
Unless home remedies aren’t helpful enough, there are medical procedures to eliminate spider veins. Sclerotherapy is powerful enough to help you get rid up to 80% of treated veins. Your doctor will inject a solution directly into the abnormal vein. The blood vessel that is destroyed, becomes fibrotic, and eventually disappears.