Unsightly VeinsSpider veins are small blood vessels that appear on the skin’s surface anywhere on the body. They can appear red or purple, and tend to form in clusters. Not to be confused with varicose veins, spider veins are flat on the skin, not raised.
Spider veins can result from pressure, sun exposure and hormonal changes. Many women get spider veins on the legs after pregnancy. They can also be genetic if a person has a family history of rosacea or weak capillary systems. Overuse of harsh skin products can create spider veins as a side effect.