Summer is in full swing, and so is the opportunity to show some skin! Lounging at the beach, garden parties and BBQ’s all call for pretty dresses and bikinis. But for some people, the thought of wearing Summer clothes fills them with dread.
If you’re feeling this way, you’re certainly not alone. Thread veins affect around one in five women in their 20’s, a figure that rises to around half by the age of forty and continues to increase. By the age of 70 over 70% of women have some thread veins on their legs.
But what are thread veins, and how can they be covered? Thread veins are small dilated visible blood vessels that appear on the skin, also known as spider veins or telangiectasias.
These dilated blood vessels appear small and occur when the blood vessels in the skin permanently dilate and rupture. This causes the blood to spread to other blood vessels which leave a red or blue appearance.
Why thread veins occur isn’t known but experts have identified a number of triggers. For example, an increase in female hormones can trigger the development of thread veins.
Another trigger is pregnancy. Being pregnant puts extra pressure on the circulatory system which is why it is thought to be a trigger. Being on your feet all day can also trigger thread veins as this increases the pressure on your legs.
Consuming too much alcohol can also result in thread veins. Why? Well, alcohol is known for causing the blood vessels to dilate and can also weaken the connective tissue in the skin.
Thread veins can also simply be inherited or triggered by things such as being overweight, using skin thinning products, consuming spicy foods and even exposing skin to the sun.
If you want to be rid of those pesky veins for good, laser removal is an option, but it can be costly and results can vary greatly.
For a simpler, pain-free and much more cost effective way to hide thread veins, Veil Cover Cream is the answer! Our full coverage concealer is densely pigmented with peach undertones which will counteract the blue/purple tone of the veins.
Build up the foundation to your desired effect, and simply brush with our finishing powder to set the foundation and give you flawless legs all day.
Our products are also waterproof, so you can be sure that the cream will stay put no matter what you have planned for the warm Summer days!