Talent Management researchers have made it their business to bring you the best quick fix tips and longterm solutions for varicose veins…
At this time of year those of us who suffer from varicose veins can start getting nervous about donning that summer wardrobe and revealing our legs and ankles to the world. If this sounds like you, don’t worry – Talent Management researchers have made it their business to bring you the best quick fix tips and longterm solutions for this embarrassing and frustrating condition! See below for both…
Varicose veins affect almost 50% of women so if you have them you’re far from alone. The good news is that there are ways to disguise them for a quick fix summer solution.
Maxi dress. It may sound obvious but we had to mention the maxi as it’s fashionable, flattering, versatile and there’s one for every style. Of course, on top of these attributes your favourite maxi (and if you don’t have one, you should) provides the perfect hide out for shy legs.
Tights. Another great coverup solution – tights do not have to be ‘fuddy-duddy’ in order to include some fantastic support these days. You can find them in flattering tones with support built in and a natural look in ranges from Falke, Aristoc and Spanx. We also love ‘Secret Support’ and ‘Medium Support’ varieties from M&S.
Fake Tan. A bit of colour on your legs will work wonders to even out skin tone. We recommend Garnier no streaks self-tanning mousse for an inexpensive, quick-drying, tinted solution.
Leg makeup. This sounds trickier than it is, honest! There are now several products on the market that take temporary self tan a step further for total coverage. Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs spray is a great example. Simply spray it on for a completely even colour and wash off with soapy water at the end of the day or evening. Remember that this is a spray make up and therefore needs to be applied in the shower to avoid mess.
Longer term you really need to address diet and lifestyle in order to improve appearance or delay progression of varicose veins. Talent Management prefers to stick with natural solutions where possible and research has highlighted the following as the most effective. However, please consult your doctor regarding treatments in order to be sure about what will suit you best.
Diet. A high-fibre diet is said to be best for the treatment of varicose veins. This is because extra fibre in your diet will help you to avoid becoming constipated which can lead to the obstruction of a healthy blood flow in the legs. Berries are also helpful as they contain flavonoids that improve the function of the vascular system.
Exercise. it’s important to keep as fit as possible if you would like to delay the onset of varicose veins. This is because extra weight will worsen the condition and regular exercise will improve circulation in the legs.