Maintaining Your Glow after Varicose or Spider Vein Treatment

After you received varicose or spider vein treatment in Boca Raton, you’re probably excited to show off your gorgeous new gams at the beach or in new summer shorts and dresses. In the past, vein issues may have held you back from wearing certain clothes that show your legs but not anymore—summer is here and it’s time to show off your renewed bare legs to the world. Before you do, try these tips for maintaining a gorgeous glow for bare legs in the summer months.

Now that you’ve got some bare legs to show off this summer, you may want to add a sun-kissed glow to them before you hit the beach. Many self-tanners seem to be tricky but if you follow these tips for proper preparation and application you will be good to go!

Self-tanners are applied to the upper layers of your skin so it’s important to make sure you have a smooth and even surface for application. Exfoliate your legs with a scrub to evenly smooth out otherwise thicker areas of skin. This will even out the tanning field for your legs and help alleviate tanning solution from concentrating at certain thicker skin areas on your legs. Make sure to spend extra time exfoliating your knees and feet as these areas tend to be scalier than others.

Certain areas of skin on your legs can be dryer than others, make sure you moisturize your legs with a thin layer of lotion before applying tanner. This will dilute the tanner a little bit and prevent streaking. Don’t worry about losing the intensity of your tan, the uniformity of the solution on your legs will help make things look more natural.

The most important part of your self-tan is the technique in which you apply the solution. Many products prompt users to start applying the tanner from the feet up but this is the worst thing you can do. It’s important to envision where the sun would hit you naturally when applying your self-tanner. Start from the middle of your thighs and calves and blend out. Use only what’s leftover for your knees and feet. Also, it is better to stand when applying solution because when legs are bent certain areas such as the knees may cause stretched skin to become too saturated with tanning solution leading to an unnatural look.

After your self-tanning solution has dried, add an iridescent look to your tan by blending a sheer lotion with a shimmer over the front and back of your thighs and then along your shins and down to your feet. The strategic placement of the shine can serve as a soft-focus light causing a slimming effect for your legs. If you already have a naturally dark or olive complexion, just focus on this step.

If you really want to go the extra mile to spruce up your already amazing legs after varicose or spider vein treatment, try reducing other blemishes such as bruises or uneven skin due to cellulite. Cut down on your susceptibility to bruising by lowering your intake of unprescribed, over-the-counter medications or supplements that are prone to make you bruise easily. Some examples of such are aspirin, ibuprofen, and vitamin E. If you want to deal with the unevenness of the skin, try applying a topical cellulite cream to your legs before bed and when you wake up.


Dr. Jason Gold, DPM, FACFAS

Known for his expertise in thorough diagnostic testing and a steady surgical hand, Jason M. Gold, DPM, is a leader in modern foot and ankle care and sports medicine. He’s one of a handful of doctors who’s board certified in foot and ankle surgery in Palm Beach County. Dr. Jason Gold cares for patients at Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center, a state-of-the-art practice with locations in Boca Raton and Boynton, Florida.

Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus , DPM - Podiatrist in Boca Raton, FL

Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus DPM, RPhs, FACFAS

Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus is a foot, ankle, and leg vein specialist practicing in South Florida. She is considered a leader and innovator for various procedures in her field, including fat pad and vein care. Dr. Schoenhaus grew up in southern New Jersey and she considers herself a true Philly girl. After graduating from the University of Michigan, having studied kinesiology and human movement, she went to Temple University in Philadelphia where she got her doctorate.

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