Years of standing and sitting for extended hours, improper posture, and crossing your legs can cause spider veins to creep onto your legs. They’re usually caused by poor circulation and are difficult to remove or hide; often it seems the only remedy is to cover your gams—or have surgery. But there is a simpler solution that could help: Massaging coconut oil onto the affected area may diminish dark spider veins naturally, without harsh chemicals or surgery.


Things You'll Need

Clean the area where you have the spider veins with warm water, using a sponge. Pat dry with a clean towel.

Warm some coconut oil between your palms. If the product is cold and rock-solid, submerge the bottle in a bowl of hot water until it feels warm to the touch. Begin with a quarter-sized amount of oil in your hand and add more if needed. There shouldn’t be any friction when massaging. Gently smooth the warm coconut oil onto your skin for five to 15 minutes at least twice a day.

Tips

Making changes to your diet, including taking supplements, can also help diminish spider veins. Add 3 1/2 tablespoons of coconut oil, 16 ounces of coconut water, and more fiber to your daily diet. You can also try a daily regimen of 1000 milligrams of vitamin C, 100 milligrams of grape seed extract, 500 milligrams of magnesium, and three cayenne pepper capsules.