How to Hide Facial Spider Veins

by Jonae Fredericks ; Updated August 14, 2017

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Commonly found on the legs, spider veins may also develop on the face as a result of valve ruptures within the veins close to the skin. Injury, sun exposure, hormone fluctuations, age, obesity and pregnancy are often the cause of such ruptures, according to Womens If you prefer to forgo cosmetic surgery for a less invasive way to hide the spider veins on your face, consider a makeup concealer specifically designed for the task.

Visit a pharmacy or cosmetic counter at a department store. Choose a camouflage cream concealer that matches your skin tone. Camouflage cream concealers, designed for scars, burns, veins and uneven skin tones, are thicker than regular concealers and usually waterproof.

Start with a clean slate. Cleanse your face as you normally would. Pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Wash your hands to help prevent the transfer of dirt and bacteria to the skin of your face.

Apply just enough camouflage cream to a cosmetic sponge to cover your spider veins. Lightly rub the sponge over the camouflage cream to accomplish this.

Dab your spider veins with the cosmetic sponge, lightly spreading the concealer over your skin. Continue dabbing until the spider veins are no longer visible.

Dust your face with a translucent powder using a cosmetic brush or puff. The powder will set the concealer and give your skin an even appearance.

Remove the camouflage cream concealer every night before bed. Reapply the concealer each morning before you head outdoors.


  • Less is more when it comes to camouflage concealing cream. A small amount goes a long way and too much can give your skin a caked-on look.

    Keep in mind that because camouflage cream concealers are waterproof, removal may be more difficult than traditional makeup. Apply cold cream to your skin using your fingertips. Massage the cold cream into your face to separate the concealer from your skin. Wipe both the camouflage concealer and cold cream from your skin using several clean tissues.

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Jonae Fredericks started writing in 2007. She also has a background as a licensed cosmetologist and certified skin-care specialist. Jonae Fredericks is a certified paraeducator, presently working in the public education system.