Varicose veins are something that can plague any of us no matter what our age or how good care we take of our skin. They’re caused by a number of reasons including genetics, standing for long periods of time and pregnancy. They occur when valves in your veins become weak which causes blood to pool in certain areas. As a result the veins become dark, swollen and more noticeable. Varicose veins can almost never be prevented but there are some steps you can take to lighten them or get rid of them almost completely. Here are some of the best ways to get rid of them.
1. Compression Stockings
Air hostesses swear by these. Compression stockings improve circulation in your legs by being tightest around the foot area and looser as they go up. If you work in a job where you stand for long periods of time we highly recommend wearing these for the best chance of preventing varicose veins.
2. Elevate your legs
It’s important to put your feet up every now and then in order to make sure that our legs are getting good circulation. If you don’t have the luxury of putting your feet up on the job then remember to do it when you get home from work!
You most likely know that exercise is the best way to get the blood flowing through your veins which is exactly the thing that prevents varicose veins from occurring. Therefore try to get in as much exercise as possible.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar
This is one of those old wives tales we swear by. Apple cider vinegar reportedly has amazing healing properties that will zap varicose veins with long term use. Dab some onto a cotton ball and apply frequently to the affected area. You should see an improvement in a matter of weeks.
5. Good posture
Whenever you sit try placing the bottoms of your feet flat on to the floor. Good posture is one of the key things that can help prevent varicose veins from occurring. Avoid sitting with your legs crossed or sitting on your legs as this can stop circulation.