Spider veins are like varicose veins but they are smaller and closer to the surface of the skin. They are often red or blue and look like branches of a tree or spider webs with their short, jagged lines. They are usually found on legs and face.
Estimates suggest that more than half the people having spider veins on their nose have some form of family history of the condition.
While in most cases the condition is only of cosmetic significance, in some cases it can be indicative of a deeper health disorder.
What Causes Spider Veins On Your Nose?
While genetics is considered to play a vital role in the development of this condition, there are a host of other factors that directly influence the formation of spider veins,
- Spider veins on nose are frequently observed among pregnant women. During pregnancy, hormonal changes and sudden weight gain lead to the formation of these veins. While in this condition, spider veins more common around the abdomen, occasionally they may develop along the face and the nose.
- Certain sports can result in formation of spider veins around the nose e.g. deep sea diving or bungee jumping.
- Injuries to the nose either through direct or blunt trauma can also result in formation of small veins. Injured and weakened veins around the nose are three to five times more likely to develop into spider veins.
- Hypertension is another leading cause of spider veins on the nose. Hypertension can result in exerted pressure on the veins of the nose and in turn can lead to formation of spider veins on the nose.
- Overexposure to direct sunlight, especially during noon results in significant skin damage. This can lead to spider veins around the nose.
- Aging and obesity are two other factors that lead to formation of spider veins around the nose.
Symptoms: Spider veins are non symptomatic condition which is only characterized by short bluish lines under the skin, which may or may not bulge. Spider veins are very similar to varicose veins but are usually not associated with distressing symptoms like itching, edema or ulceration of the skin.
Natural Remedies To Get Rid Of Spider Veins On Nose
Here are some tips to deal with spider veins on the nose,
- Dietary modifications are essential. Restrict the intake of alcohol and limit the intake of spicy foods. These foods are considered to weaken the blood vessels and result in higher risk of formation of spider veins.
- Local application of cream containing Vitamin K can not only help stop local bleeding if any, but also help strengthen the veins and thereby reduce the occurrence of these spider veins.
- Increase the intake of fresh fruits and fresh vegetables. These are loaded with flavinoids and a host of other antioxidants. These antioxidants help fight free radicals and improve overall skin and vascular health.
- Local application of apple cider vinegar helps in reducing blue lines on the nose formed due to spider veins.
- Additionally using sunscreen and covering the skin from exposure to the sun (by using a hat). This helps in reducing skin damage and therefore the appearance of spider veins.