What Causes Spider Veins &
How Do You Treat Them?
Let’s face it: most of us have insecurities we struggle with and for many, summer can be an anxious-ridden time. The arrival of bikini season and all the exposure that it comes with can put a spotlight on one of the biggest concerns- varicose veins –– also known as spider veins. In our quest to find out how to care for this skin condition, we sat down with two beauty industry experts, Julia Marchevkova and Kerry Yates, to learn their insider secrets on how to treat, prevent and conceal unwanted spider veins.
What are spider veins and what are they caused by?
According to NYC-based facialist and skincare expert Julia Marchevkova, “Varicose veins are a condition in which the veins have trouble pumping blood back to the heart. It can be caused by anything that negatively influencers proper blood circulation that can, over time, cause the appearance of dilated blood vessels. So, it’s important to maintain the integrity of the blood vessel walls. For that, antioxidants are a must. Taking care of the problem early on is critical, as spider veins can become a persistent and debilitating problem with age.”
While spider veins can be caused by a variety of factors, Marchevkova says, “Main influences for spider veins could be excess weight, pregnancy, standing or even sitting for prolonged periods of time, or genetic predisposition. Also, unhealthy diet can play a role by promoting inflammation in the body, as well as a lack of vitamins and minerals, like C, E, selenium, amino acids, collagen, magnesium, zinc, that all function synergistically to maintain healthy veins, organs, and tissues that repair them.”
How can spider veins be treated?
Let’s face it, outside of an invasive treatment, there is no topical treatment that can be used to cure Spider Veins. But for daily prevention and to help aid with the appearance of them, Dermelect Vacial Spider Vein Treatment packs a potent blend of botanical extracts and vitamins – many of which Marchevkova enjoys. For optimal care, she says, “Thoroughly massage the cream unto the affected areas stimulate the blood circulation. Arnica and Allantoin are extremely nourishing and highly effective. Horse chestnut has been known to help reduce the look of redness and thin red veins.
Additionally, the formulation is also powered by Aloe Vera which is great for soothing and Ginkgo Biloba, known for its toning qualities. Plus, the hydrating benefits of antioxidant Grape Seed, Sunflower Seed, and Jojoba Oils deliver a high dose of Vitamin E.” Beauty expert and founder of Colour Collective Kerry Yates adds, “The Vacial Spider Vein Treatment is formulated with Phytonine, which I recommend utilizing to help camouflage and alleviate some of that ‘veiny look.’ It’s a miracle ingredient!”