Many people struggle with unsightly thread veins on the face, legs or body.
In many cases, the causes are genetic, or else related to sun exposure, alcohol, weight or extremes of temperature.
However, nutritionists say that those with thread veins can also help themselves through making positive additions to their diet and nutrition choices.
- Antioxidants track down and fight potentially harmful agents called free-radicals in the body. Antioxidants called anthocyanins also help to build connective tissue in the skin. Nutritionists say eating grapes or bilberries is a great way to get anthocyanins directly into the bloodstream, strengthening capillaries and lowering your risk of thread veins.
- Vitamin C helps your body build collagen – a protein that is the main connective tissue in muscle and skin. Less collagen means more sagging so thread veins could appear more visible. Good sources of Vitamin C include citrus fruits, blackcurrants and peppers.
- Vitamin E is a natural antioxidant which protects the skin and is also essential for protecting cell membranes. This strengthens the capillaries making thread veins less likely. Vitamin E can be found in olive oil, peanuts, leafy green vegetables and whole grain breads and cereals.
- Vitamin K helps promote blood clotting to stop bleeding. Taking Vitamin K could prevent the tiny capillaries in your face or legs from dilating, causing the thread veins. You can find Vitamin K in green leafy vegetables like broccoli and spinach and also in milk.
Thread Vein Removal
Sadly, thread veins rarely just ‘go away’.
Cosmedics Skin Clinics offer private thread vein removal at a selection of clinics based in London and Bristol.
For more information or to book a consultation, please complete the form on this web page or call 020 7386 0464.