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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
How to Get Rid of Spider Veins With Coconut Oil(b)
By Diana Nolen, eHow Contributor
Things You'll Need
Virgin coconut oil
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 76 degrees Fahrenheit. 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 & Warnings
Making changes to your diet, including taking dietary supplements, can also help diminish spider veins. Add 3 ½ tbsp. of coconut oil and 16 ounces of coconut water to your daily diet and increase the amount of fiber 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.