Spider veins, while not as large as varicose veins, can be a great annoyance caused by anything from sun exposure to hormonal changes. And according to Simple Household Tips 45% of men and 55% of women will experience spider veins at some point in their lives. So if you’re one of these people, and you’re looking to reduce the appearance of spider veins, here are some remedies that you can try out:

Basil

The vitamin K in basil can play a significant role in blood vessel health. Adding basil to your daily meals can help to shrink spider veins, and you should see results within a month or two.

German Chamomile

To use this remedy, steep 2 teaspoons of this dried flower in a cup of hot water.

As this is steeping you want to keep the cup covered so that the volatile oils that provide the anti-inflammatory effects do not evaporate.

Lemon Oil

Massage some lemon oil directly into and around the area where the spider veins are. This can help alleviate swelling and improve circulation, and reduce the appearance of spider veins over time.

Bay Leaves

Bay leaves can be helpful since they are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

These can be combined with extra virgin olive oil to extract the nutrients from the bay leaves and moisturize the skin during application. To create a topical solution, use a low heat to warm the bay leaves in olive oil. Allow this to cool, strain the leaves and then apply this to your troublesome spider veins.

Rose Hips

Massage rose hip oil into and around the area of the spider veins. Its powerful astringent properties can help support surrounding tissues and improve circulation to the area.

Thanks to Simple Household Tips for the advice.