The first days of spring have just arrived and short skirts and airy dresses are already reigning in the streets. It will probably stay that way until the beginning of autumn, which is why it is important to pay attention to our legs, especially if you are suffering from the beginning of spider veins or varicose veins. How to take care of beautiful legs and not be ashamed to reveal them? We have a few tips for you that you can use before the summer.
Our feet perform several tasks, including walking, standing, and even make us slim and attractive. However, just like any other part of the body, the veins on the legs age and lose their function with increasing age, which leads to the appearance of so-called spider veins or varicose veins. They occur more often in women over the age of 25.
If you are in this age group, don't panic; the following non-surgical recommendations will help you achieve your goal of attractive and healthy legs. So let's see what they are like!
For many of us, beautiful legs equal tanned legs. And for good reason, as sun-kissed legs look slimmer and slimmer. If you didn't have time to sunbathe, no problem! A beautiful effect can be achieved not only in the sun and in the solarium, but also by using bronzing balms or oils that add a slight shine. Remember to exfoliate before using this type of cosmetics.
Exercise is the best way to improve overall blood circulation and also helps in weight management. Keeping your feet healthy also involves managing your weight, as extra weight puts more pressure on your legs, which worsens vein problems. But the good news is that just thirty minutes of exercise a day is enough to keep your legs in good shape. During those thirty minutes, you can dance to your favorite song, go for a run, ride a bike, or do anything you enjoy.
Compression socks and stockings
They help circulation by reducing the work the veins have to carry blood to the heart. Nowadays, fashionable compression stockings are also available. They resemble the traditional ones so faithfully that you cannot tell the difference, and they are also very comfortable to wear.
Lymph drainage massage
Small varicose veins can be treated with lymphatic massages. During this massage, lymph is forced into the bloodstream, which helps effective lymphatic drainage and also maintains good blood circulation. With good blood circulation, more oxygen reaches the cells and waste substances are more efficiently excreted from the blood.
Escin – an active substance from the chestnut
Making some changes in the diet and supplementing selected substances in the form of food supplements, containing so-called venotonics, substances that have a toning effect on the veins, play a big role in the therapy of whiplash, spider or varicose veins. Horse chestnut extract is one of the best natural remedies available that could help you achieve healthy feet. It contains escin, a substance from the saponin group, which relieves discomfort in the legs, itching and other symptoms related to spider and varicose veins.
A diet rich in flavonoids can also help people with varicose veins. Because flavonoids (the natural ones also referred to as bioflavonoids) work as antioxidants and at the same time support blood circulation, blood does not accumulate in the veins, which reduces the occurrence of spider or varicose veins. Therefore, be sure to include foods rich in flavonoids in your diet, such as spinach, onions, citrus fruits, etc. Pine extract, also known as pycnogenol, is another great option that is rich in bioflavonoids. Dietary supplements with ginkgo biloba, standardized for flavonoid content, are also suitable for the therapy of venous insufficiency. This is an ancient Chinese tree which, when used as a dietary supplement, is supposed to improve blood circulation by strengthening the tissues that make up the vein walls, also removes the syndrome of "tired legs", gives the legs a pleasant feeling of relaxation and lightness. Proanthocyanidins (another type of flavonoid) obtained from grapefruit and grape seeds also help with varicose vein problems.
Vitamin C contributes to the normal formation of collagen for the normal function of blood vessels and is thus the first choice for women suffering from varicose veins. Niacin (vitamin B3) and vitamin B12 contribute to the normal condition of the mucous membranes and skin and can help prevent spider veins from getting worse.
Varicose veins, varicose veins or spider veins can make you feel low on self-confidence, and it's understandable. However, home procedures can also support the prevention and treatment of varicose veins and their associated symptoms. Therefore, if you follow all the above instructions, you will contribute to healthy and attractive legs.