They’re a nightmare for anyone who enjoys wearing shorts and sandals when enjoying Colorado’s 300 annual days of sunshine. Spider veins are small blood vessels that for some reason have become swollen. Located just under the surface of the epidermis, these swollen blood vessels are easily seen by the naked eye, and most people find them very unappealing. There was a time when your only option for hiding spider veins was to conceal them under long clothing, no matter what the temperature. Today, we have many more options, including several laser skin treatment options offered by Allura. If you’re not ready to take the plunge, however, there are some natural remedies that you might want to try first.

Eat More Oranges

It might sound a little too simplistic, but there’s evidence to suggest that something as common as an orange can help you in the fight against spider veins. Your body uses vitamin C to reinforce blood vessels and maintain healthy circulation. Its antioxidant properties also mean that it can help protect the body’s tissues from damage over time. Adding more oranges into your diet can help your body minimize the growth of spider veins naturally.

Massage With Castor Oil

Although it has a reputation for tasting bad, nutritional experts have long praised castor oil for it’s anti-inflammatory properties. It has also been shown to help prevent blood from clotting while still in the vein, thus reducing the swelling associated with spider veins. It’s recommended that you massage any areas affected by spider veins with warm castor oil several times a day for maximum results.

Get Comfortable With Guava

Guava is a delicious fruit, rich in vitamin C, which we already know can have a positive effect on spider veins. In addition to vitamin C, guava fruits are also rich in vitamin K, which is known to improve blood flow to the body’s tissues. This can be a very enjoyable way to help your body fight spider veins naturally.

Soak With Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has myriad health benefits for humans, not the least of which is as a home remedy for spider veins. By helping to control swelling and encouraging a healthy circulatory system, this salad dressing ingredient could help to minimize your spider veins. Use it in a compress and apply to affected areas multiple times a day.

Massage With Mustard Oil

As many nutritionists know, mustard oil is an effective way to encourage healthy blood circulation in the body. If you’re willing to put up with the pungent odor, massaging your affected areas with mustard oil could be an effective way to get ahead in the fight against spider veins.

As with all home remedies, however, there’s a large variance in effectiveness. If you’re finding that these and other DIY attempts are giving you a lot of headway against your spider veins, feel free to contact Allura for more information on laser skin treatments! We’ve been very successful at helping both men and women minimize the appearance of spider veins through our face and leg vein treatments.