Spider veins are medically known as agio ectasias or varicose veins. These are the tiny veins that originate close to the skin’s surface. They look like spider webs or branches of a tree and are commonly red, purple or blue in color. Most frequently, spider veins are found on the limbs (thighs, back of the calves, insides of the legs, ankles). This happens because of the high pressure veins in the lower extremities of one’s body. Spider veins can sometimes also develop in other parts of the body, for example, the face. The factors contributing to the development of spider veins may include obesity, hormonal changes in women such as during pregnancy, puberty, and menopause. They are also more likely to develop when taking contraceptive pills, a family history of blood circulation problems or blood clots, and continuous standing which is sometimes associated with certain professions.
However, there are several home-based remedies which are made with natural ingredients that can provide a way to getting rid of spider veins. These treatments are not FDA-approved, so consult your healthcare professional before starting a treatment.
Witch Hazel and Vitamin E Oil
A blend of witch hazel and oil made from of Vitamin E can be used on the face to get reduce the appearance of spider veins. Witch hazel is a herb that acts as an anti-inflammatory and it can help in the shrinkage of the veins. Combine one tablespoon of Vitamin E oil along with half a tablespoon of witch hazel into a bottle and shake briskly to mix them. Then pour this mixture onto a cotton ball and apply it directly to the area which is affected. Leave it to dry out and then wash with cool water. Repeat it few times a day.
Spinach Essential Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Carrot Essential Oil
It is suggested that a blend of spinach essential oil, carrot essential oil and jojoba oil applied to the skin could decrease spider veins from the face and body. This beneficial mixture can be made easily by combining one teaspoon of carrot essential oil, 20 teaspoons of jojoba oil and one teaspoon of spinach essential oil in the container and blending well.
Jojoba oil has tremendous benefits for skin and hair. When the mixture is combined, apply a small amount of the mixture to a fresh cotton ball and pat the cotton ball on the area affected. Let the mixture stay on for about half an hour, till it gets dry, and then wash with fresh cool water. Don’t use a soap or facewash that irritates your skin. Repeat this procedure two times a day. You can store the prepared mixture in cool and dark place for around a month.
Sweet Almond Oil and Cypress Oil
It is recommended that a mixture of sweet almond oil and cypress essential oil can also aid in clearing up spider veins from the face and body. Cypress essential oil is valued because of its outstanding advantages, the main components of cypress are alpha-pinene, carene and limonene. This oil is best recognized for its antiseptic, antispasmodic, antibacterial, stimulating and antirheumatic properties. To prepare the mixture, add 8 tablespoons of sweet almond oil with 1 tablespoon of cypress essential oil and mix. Apply to the affected area with a cotton ball. Let it stay on the skin for about 20 minutes and then rinse with clean and cool water. Avoid using soap or a facewash that can contribute to irritation and redness of the skin. You can store this mixture in a dark and cool place for around 30 days.