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Learning About Diabetes Diagnosis, Treatment and Research

How To Reduce The Appearance Of Spider Veins On Your Hands

by Carla Hudson

Spider veins form when the blood vessels in a part of your body become swollen or inflamed, causing tiny purple or red marks underneath your skin that clearly show through. They can be embarrassing and frustrating for a person because it is very difficult to hide them with makeup. Here are some tips for reducing the appearance of spider veins on hands and allowing you to continue to live your life. 

1. Rub Oranges on It

Every day when you wake up, take an orange and cut it in half. Set aside one of the sides to be used later by wrapping it in a plastic bag or putting it in a plastic container. Then, take the other half of the orange and start rubbing it on your hands. If you need to peel it and squeeze it to get at the juices, take the time to do so. Otherwise, just rub it on your hands. Oranges contain a lot of vitamin C and you need the vitamin C in order to make your blood vessels stronger. The stronger you blood vessels are, the less likely the red or purple marks of inflamed blood vessels will show through your skin.

Rub one half of the orange on your hands when you first wake up and the other half before you go to sleep. Each time, allow the orange juice to soak into your hand so that all of the vitamin C is absorbed.

2. Rub Castor Oil on It

Next, you are going to want to try using castor oil. Once the orange juice has dried, grab a small bottle of castor oil and put two or three drops in the center of your palm. Start to rub your palms together and work the oil to the outside of your hands. Massage it in until all of the oil is absorbed. Castor oil helps reduce the appearance of spider veins because it increases the overall circulation of whatever region it touches, allowing the blood to flow out of the areas where it is showing through your skin.

3. Apple Cider Vinegar

Finally, take a half cup of apple cider vinegar and rub it on your hands for thirty minutes. This will cause you to massage your hands improve circulation, as well as break down some of the blood cells to reduce overall pressure in your hands.

For more information, talk to your doctor.