How to Prevent Spider Vein Bruising

If you have spider vein bruising, you may feel self-conscious. While the condition is natural and can develop in anyone, many people worry it is a sign of a more significant problem or that they can’t do anything about the bruising. In reality, you can take a few steps to prevent it.

What Is Spider Vein Bruising? 

Also known as varicose veins bruising, spider vein bruising occurs when bleeding begins under your skin. Spider veins are broken capillaries that you can see on the skin’s surface. They most often occur on the face, usually around the nose and cheeks, and on the chest. 

Spider veins can become irritated and get more prominent. If you also have varicose veins in the same area of your body, they can make your bruising worsen. Vigorously touching the skin, such as rubbing it too hard, can spark a spider vein outbreak. 

Preventing Spider Vein Bruises

You can follow a few simple tips to avoid spider veins and bruising on your legs, face and other parts of the body. 

1. Be Gentle When You Wash Your Face

Avoid pushing down too hard on your face when you wash. Try using a soft washcloth or just putting your face under the stream of water in the shower. 

2. Increase Your Fiber Intake

Did you know that constipation can contribute to varicose veins and bruising? The act of straining to have a bowel movement can cause capillaries to pop. Adding more fiber to your diet can help reduce the opportunity for bruising. 

3. Sit With Your Legs Straight Down to the Floor

Crossing your legs can contribute to developing spider veins. Try to keep your legs uncrossed while you sit. You may need to check yourself every few minutes, as it’s easy to slide back into the habit when you aren’t paying attention. 

4. Protect Yourself From the Sun

Buy higher SPF protection and use a hat to block the sun from your face when you go outside. Sunglasses can also serve as an excellent barrier to the sun. Avoid getting UV rays when you can, especially during the height of summer heat. 

5. Buy Compression Socks

Compression socks can improve the circulation in your legs and get the blood flowing. Buy a pair to wear around the house and put them on at the end of every day. You should also wear them when you travel or work since you can’t stand up to get your blood pumping. 

6. Exercise Regularly

Moving your body can improve circulation and protect against the development of spider veins and bruising on your legs. Try to get at least 30 minutes of exercise per day, which could be anything from a brisk walk to a bike ride. 

Help Is Available for Varicose Vein Bruises

If you have a bruise that looks like spider veins, you don’t have to suffer with it. You can get assistance from Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center. Our doctors have experience treating spider and varicose veins bruises, and we can aid you, too. Reach out to us today. 

Ocoee / Health Central

10000 W. Colonial Dr. #495
 Ocoee, FL 34761

(407) 293-5944 | Fax: (407) 293-7355
Hunters Creek / The Loop

1130 Cypress Glen Circle
 Kissimmee, FL 34741

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The Villages

1503 Buenos Aires Blvd. #123
 The Villages, FL 32159

(352) 561-2800 | Fax: (407) 293-7355