Spider veins are discoloured veins similar to, but less prominent than, varicose veins. They can be treated in a variety of ways, including at a doctor's office. However, several folk remedies have a strong reputation for lessening, or curing, the appearance of veins without a costly doctor's visit. Apple cider vinegar has helped many people lessen the appearance of their spider veins. Below, you will learn several different methods of using apple cider vinegar to reduce the bothersome appearance of spider veins.
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Things you need
- Apple cider vinegar
- Bandages, washcloth, rags
Use a topical application by soaking bandages, a washcloth or rags in apple cider vinegar. Place the bandages, washcloth or rags on the affected area. Rub the affected area vigorously upward, toward your heart. Lie down with feet propped up about a foot higher than your chest.
Apply a topical application without soaking bandages as an alternative. Fill a cupped hand with apple cider vinegar. Splash on the affected area. Rub or massage vigorously toward the heart with your hand. Repeat the topical application both at morning and night.
Take apple cider vinegar orally for another option. Mix a glass of water with 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar. Stir in honey or sugar as desired; generally, 1 to 2 tbsp is enough. Sweetener is just for taste---all that is required is vinegar and water. Drink at least one glass a day.
Tips and warnings
- For best results, drink apple cider vinegar, use topically and massage spider veins daily.
- If the affected area is more than cosmetic---if it is painful, aches or this is your first time getting spider veins---go to a doctor to ensure you have a proper diagnosis before self-treating.