So here is one that I did not expect to be writing anytime soon but here it is...Spider Veins...
So I was pleased to learn while reading SpiderVein.org (like ya do) that this a problem for not only for Kim Kardashian but for many women, as early as in their 20's -- especially woman who are on their feet a lot and wear heels. OK so that about sums it up, actors! Spider veins heading your way. Watch out Neal Patrick, you may not only be walking away from Hedwig with a Tony but with some spider veins. Of course heredity, age, hormones, medication all that good stuff goes into as well. But I like to think it is the heels and the cement rehearsal room floors.
Spider Veins are not something that I have given a second thought to honesty until about a week ago. I woke up one morning and my knees were hurting. Specifically behind my right knee. Granted I am rehearsing right now & in heels. But I woke up and was like, "Hm, what the hell?" So I look in the mirror and sure enough behind my right knee I see the faint traces of some blue/purple lines. Not cute. And not fun. So I pulled out my oils. Lemon & Lemongrass.
Lemon essential oil is a tonic for circulatory issues and since spider veins are a result of dilated veins. Lemongrass is great oil for anti-inflammtory so I thought let's give it a try. Long story short= I have been using 2-3 drops of each oil along with my coconut oil concentrating on the areas behind and the knee. Sweet relief already! I will keep you posted if those little babies start to disappear. Some folks claim that use of the oils actually lessen the appearance...Stay tuned for that.
Other folks have used these oils for spider veins/varicose veins: Cypress, Lavender, Cedar, Frankincense, Geranium, Chamomile, Tea tree, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime, Rosemary, Palmarosa, Marjoram, Ginger, Yarrow, Carrot seed, Juniper, Helichrysum, Black pepper, Birch
I'm a southern gal with liberal politics who has worked my ass off and sacrificed a lot in order to be a working regional theatre actor. There are lots of working actors who are out here grinding without begin famous. And we consider that we have already MADE it. I really like to tell stories and solve the puzzle of the text. I LOVE untangling scripts and unlocking characters. I really give a damn about the planet and am an avid gardener. I love to get my hands dirty. I am completely fascinated by fellow journey(man) actors and how we survive and thrive. Ballin' on a budget, Baby. http://www.rachelburttram.com/