Vitamin K is paramount for several bodily functions and there are several topical products in the market, so, what’s can it do for your skin?
Vitamins A, C and E are one of the most common types of vitamins used for skincare, but some other vitamins do have some topical benefits. If you aren’t using vitamin K, we’ll tell you why you should be using it!
Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin found in food and synthesized in the large intestine. Vitamin K regulates blood calcium, blood clotting and bone health. Though it is still necessary to conduct some research regarding its benefits for the skin, there are some things vitamin K can potentially do for your skin.
Benefits for your skin
- It promotes wound healing
- It increases wound contraction and helps in the formation of collagen and blood vessels.
- It has some antioxidant properties
- It helps reduce under-eye circles
Most products containing vitamin K are used to brighten the under-eye area –this is due to its effects on the blood clotting process. However, many products that have shown some good results were paired up with vitamins C and E, retinol or caffeine.
Are there any side effects?
Unless you are allergic to vitamin K, it is safe for all skin types. So if you want to give it a try there is no real harm in doing it.
How to include vitamin K in your beauty routine?
You can use it two times a day in an eye cream, to boost its effects look for a formula including caffeine, arnica, or retinol –this will enhance the penetration of vitamin K.
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