How To Hide Varicose Veins and Spider Veins

sprayWe all know how hard it is to get rid of varicose veins and spider veins. Sometimes we just need to accept that there isn’t much we can do get rid of them without surgery or other forms of treatment. Yes there are natural methods, but they don’t work fast enough do they? Let’s look at some ways you can quickly reduce the appearance of the veins or hide them completely.

Here are some of your options for a quick cover up!

Wear Jeans!

This one is the most obvious option for varicose veins. Simply wearing long jeans or a skirt can do something very important – make you feel much better about yourself! Constantly seeing the veins will undoubtedly harm your self-confidence.

Clever Use of Makeup

Makeup can work wonders on all sorts of veins. You should use leg / everyday face makeup that’s thick and lasts for a long time. You can even get special makeup and concealer which is specifically designed to hide them. For example look at this site, or go to your local makeup store (the bigger the better!) and ask what they recommend. Don’t over do it though or you may draw extra attention to your problem area!


Tanning

Tanning can do a lot for the visual appearance of our skin. It doesn’t even need to be a real tan too. It can even greatly help reduce the appearance of varicose veins and spider veins in a similar way to the way it works for stretch marks. Think about it – your skin is usually very light in colour and the veins are going to be dark. If your skin is a little darker they’re going to stand out less.

Reduce Swelling

Reducing the swelling of the veins can make them smaller and therefore reduce their visual appearance. But how do you do this? Firstly you should try to eat an all round healthy diet.  Stay away from salt and eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. Witch hazel when applied to the veins can also reduce swelling in some circumstances. Lavender, yarrow and horse chestnuts may also have similar effects.

Rosemary helps improve circulation – while this may not help short term it could be beneficial over the long term.

Remember That They’ll Probably Look Worse To You

When we see a blemish on our skin, or some other cosmetic problem, we obsess about it. We know exactly where it is, how big it is, and what color it is. We go over and over it in our mind. What do other people think? The honest truth is they may not have even noticed. If you’re looking for something, you’re more likely to find it. Varicose veins and spider veins will always look worse to you, than they do to other people. That’s just human nature!

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