Spider veins strikingly resemble varicose veins but smaller. These small veins are positioned close to the skin that looks like spider webs or branches of trees usually purple, red or blue. Sometimes spider veins can develop in other areas of body such as the face. They can be seen around the nose, under the eyes or on the cheeks.
Causes of spider veins on face
- Due to a weak valve of the veins and causes the blood to back flow and inflate the veins. This usually common in the lower limbs.
- Fluctuation in hormones especially in females
- Aging process of the body makes the veins and skin become weak.
- Exposure to severe sun or cold result to breaking of small veins under the skin.
- Disorders of skin such as rosacea and eczema
- Pregnancy, high blood pressure, obesity and birth control pills
- Rubbing the face too hard, can break the capillaries especially around the area of cheeks and eyes.
- Lack of sleep, stress and excessive strain in the eyes
- Massage regularly the affected area to lessen the pain and the inflammation. It increases blood circulation and for fast healing of the condition.
- Elevate the head with couple of pillows when sleeping to lessen the discomforts of the condition. The head should be above the level of the heart.
- Apple cider vinegar increases blood circulation in the affected area and is good for the condition. Soak a cotton cloth with apple cider vinegar and then place it on the area for at least 15-20 minutes. Repeat the process 2-3 times every day for a month or until the spider veins disappears.
- Increase the intake of Vitamin C by consuming oranges and other citrus fruits, red peppers and cauliflower every day to lessen formation of spider veins in the face.
- Using ginger lessen formation of spider veins by breaking the fibrin which is a protein in blood that accumulates in the area affected by spider veins. Ginger has also has a blood thinning effect that increases blood circulation in the affected area. Place grated or powdered ginger in a cup filled with hot water. Let it steep for at least 10 minutes. Drink the ginger tear for at least 2-3 times every day until spider veins disappear.
- Perform regular exercises every day at least a 30 minute walking to lessen the symptoms of the condition.
- Minimize consumption of salt.
- Avoid excessive drinking of alcohol.
- Wear sunscreen when going outside to prevent the risk of developing spider veins with excessive exposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun.
- Stop smoking.
- Increase the intake of antioxidants in the diet for maintenance of strong and healthy veins.
- Drink plenty of water, fruit juices and green tea every day.