Years of standing and sitting for extended hours, improper posture and crossing your legs can cause spider veins to appear on your legs. Spider veins are usually caused by poor circulation, and are difficult to remove or hide; often it seems the only remedy is to hide your legs or have surgery to remove the unsightly veins. Massaging coconut oil into the affected area can help diminish dark spider veins in a natural way, without harsh chemicals or surgery.
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Things you need
- Virgin coconut oil
- Small saucepan
Clean the area where you have the spider veins with warm water, using a sponge. Pat the area dry with a clean towel.
Warm the coconut oil to a comfortable temperature, around 24.4 degrees Celsius. The easiest way to do this is by immersing the bottle of massage oil in a pan of hot water until the bottle feels warm to the touch. Heat the water in the microwave or in a small saucepan on the stove; remove it from the heat and then add the bottle of coconut oil.
Gently massage the warm coconut oil into your skin for five to fifteen minutes, at least two times each day. Begin with a puddle of oil in your hand about the size of a quarter; add more if needed. There should not be any friction when massaging.
Tips and warnings
- Making changes to your diet, including taking dietary supplements, can also help diminish spider veins. Add 3 ½ tbsp of coconut oil and 454gr of coconut water to your daily diet and increase the amount of fibre you eat. Other recommended supplements include a daily regimen of 1000 mg vitamin C, 100 mg of grape seed extract, 500 mg of magnesium and three cayenne pepper capsules.
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