Beauty Glossary V – Varicose Veins to Vitamins

Beauty Glossary (V) Health and Beauty terms and meanings beginning with V, from varicose veins to vitamins A, C, D and E

Beauty terms from varicose veins to vitamin

Varicose Spider VeinsVaricose Veins … Swollen and dilated veins, usually visible on the legs.

  • Varicose veins are enlarged veins that can be flesh colored, dark purple or blue. They often look like cords and appear twisted and bulging. They are swollen and raised above the surface of the skin.
  • Varicose veins are commonly found on the backs of the calves or on the inside of the leg.
  • During pregnancy, varicose veins called hemorrhoids can form in the vagina or around the anus.
  • Spider veins are similar to varicose veins, but they are smaller. They are often red or blue and are closer to the surface of the skin than varicose veins. They can look like tree branches or spider webs with their short jagged lines. Spider veins can be found on the legs and face. They can cover either a very small or very large area of skin.

Vitamin A … A fat soluble vitamin. A lack of vitamin A can cause skin to become dry and hardened.

Vitamin C … A water soluble vitamin. A preservative and antioxidant used in cosmetic creams.

Vitamin D … A fat soluble vitamin. Necessary for bone and tooth structure. Formed in the skin on exposure to sunlight.

Vitamin E … An antioxidant often used in deodorants and hair grooming aids.