The NHS definition of varicose veins is as follows:‘Varicose veins are swollen and enlarged veins – usually blue or dark purple – that usually occur on the legs. They may also be lumpy, bulging or twisted in appearance.’
They can be incredibly uncomfortable and cause swelling in the feet and ankles coupled with dry skin, aching and heavy legs as well as leave sufferers with muscle cramps.
When a valve inside the vein stops working properly, blood flow stops flowing forward, as intended and can move backwards (usually stopped by the little valves), which causes swelling.
During their lives up to 40% of women and 25% of men will have problems with their veins, mostly this is something that doesn’t need specific treatment by a doctor, but it can be, as outlined above, painful and the swollen veins leave purple tracks over the skin.
There is a new skincare brand called Cloud 9 who make lotions and potions to treat specific ailments and over the next few weeks we will be taking a look at a few of the different ones they do and how they can help. This week, as you may have guessed, is Varicose Veins.
Nature’s Miracle Varicose Vein Treatment
This cream has a dual action formula that will not just soothe tired, aching legs and help reduce the inflammation as well as the appearance of the veins themselves. It also works at improving the elasticity and firmness of the skins.
The cream contains Horse Chestnut and Grape Leaf extract which are the ingredients that target the swelling of the veins, along with Arnica which aides tired, dull, aching legs.
Nature’s Miracle Varicose Vein Treatment is hypo-allergenic, free from parabens, formaldehyde, sulphates, phthalates, silicone, artificial colours/dyes, SLS, SLES and DEAs.
You can find out more about Cloud 9 Skin on their website and Nature’s Miracle Varicose Vein Treatment s £30!