Everyone’s heard about Vitamins A, B, C, D and E…but K? Many people, particularly those who do not have blood clotting disorders, are unaware that such a thing exists. Vitamin K is essential to circulatory health, so it is often recommended by doctors for patients who have bleeding disorders and/or to counteract overdoses of blood thinning medications. But Vitamin K can help you look more rested and youthful, too.
Vitamin K performs a couple of functions essential to skin health:
1. Increases elasticity in blood vessels.
When vessels are more elastic, they are less likely to rupture. The reduction in blood outside vessels translates to a reduction in redness, puffiness and/or dark circles around your eyes as well as a reduction in the visibility of spider veins.
2. Blocks calcium deposits in collagen.
Calcium is a rigid compound, and where deposits form, hardening happens. If collagen fibers are calcified, they become weak and brittle…and easily damaged collagen fibers means sagging, lines and wrinkles.
Diminishing the visibility of dark under eye circles, fine lines and wrinkles can take years off your appearance, and that makes Vitamin K is an anti-aging must.
Because Vitamin K is so potent, it’s not advisable to take it as a supplement unless recommended your doctor. However, ingestion and topical delivery of Vitamin K do not seem to pose any adverse health risks. So, you have two ways to go about improving your skin health with Vitamin K:
1. Eat Your Vitamin K
Eat foods high in Vitamin K—green leafy vegetables like spinach, broccoli and kale.
1.Use skincare products formulated with Vitamin K
Use a formula like Hale Cosmeceutical’s Profile-K Milk Lotion to deliver Vitamin K where it is needed most—under your eyes, on spider veins and rosacea flare ups.