Varicose veins are abnormally enlarged or swollen, bluish veins on the legs which protrude from the skin’s surface. Although it is mostly a cosmetic problem, bulging veins may become painful, swollen and incredibly itchy. Fortunately there is no longer any need for you to simply accept defeat and put up with these unsightly varicose veins.
Thanks to rapid advancements in the industry, there are now many varicose vein creams available on the market for you to choose from. However, it remains important that when you sift through all the options open to you, stick with the tried and tested products. Select products have been around for a while and have a solid reputation for effectively caring for unsightly veins.
There are specific ingredients in these varicose veins creams that have been thought or shown to help care for diminshing their appearance including:
- Ruscus extract - Butcher's broom has been known to enhance blood flow to the brain, legs, and hands. It has been used to relieve constipation and water retention and improve circulation. Butcher's broom tightens blood vessels and capillaries,
- Darutoside - is the name for the active ingredient obtained from the herb Siegesbeckia orientalis. Generally recommended for stretch mark treatment due to its powerful regenerating, healing, and anti-inflammatory activity.
- Arnica Montana Flower Extract - enhances the appearance of dry, damaged skin by diminishing flaking and restoring suppleness. This Flower Extract is a dark brown clear liquid made from the flowers of the plant Arnica montana.
- Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone - is also thought to support and protect the integrity of the capillaries and veins. It is known to help strengthen capillaries by increasing capillary resistance, decreasing capillary permeability, and allowing vessels to dilate more easily.
These are only some of the many different ingredients that have been researched and thought to effectively diminish the appearance of varicose veins.