Swollen and gnarled veins that appear under the surface of the skin are normally known as spider veins. Here you’ll learn on using apple cider vinegar for spider veins.
Less prominent than varicose veins, these discolored veins are real cosmetic concern. For time being a concealer can hide, but it’s not the permanent solution for this disorder.
Before we proceed towards recipe, let’s check its causes.
Why Do Spider Veins Appear?
Valves in veins ensure blood flow in one direction, towards heart from the legs. This is very important for proper functioning.
Due to some reason, when valves get damaged blood doesn’t flow upwards towards the heart. Instead, gets accumulated in the veins resulting in swollen veins.
Standing or sitting for too long results in swelling of these veins.
Factors that result in spider veins are age, pregnancy, weight, obesity, family history and standing for a long time.
Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Spider Veins
Apart from being inexpensive, as you can find it in your kitchen, ACV is effective in treating spider veins.
Things you’ll need:
- Cheese cloth
- Apple cider vinegar
- Soak cheese cloth in apple cider vinegar solution.
- Secure the cloth around your lower legs.
- Allow it to be on your legs for 30 minutes.
- Remove the cloth and rinse it off with water.
Rub apple cider vinegar on spider veins towards the heart.
Lie down the flat surface and place a pillow on the ankle during this treatment, so that blood doesn’t flow downwards.
Note: Acidic nature of ACV may irritate your sensitive skin. So patch test on the small part before using it on spider veins.
Alternative Method: HOMEMADE CREAM
Apart from the above-mentioned bandage, topically apply this homemade cream to treat spider veins.
- Mix apple cider vinegar, carrot and aloe vera.
- Mash the carrot and mix all ingredients in required quantity.
- Massage it on spider veins upwards towards the heart.
- Rinse it off after 30 minutes
Internal consumption of ACV is also recommended. Mix 1 tablespoon of ACV with a glass of water and drink before meals.
You can make it delicious by adding 1 tablespoon of raw honey.
Did you ever use apple cider vinegar for spider veins? Share your recipe in comments.