You have probably heard of vitamins A, C and E - and you have probably used them or are currently using them. There is one other vitamin that has major influence on skin regeneration. We are talking about vitamin K, a vitamin that plays an important role in various body functions.
Products that are rich in vitamin K support the healing process of your skin if it is impaired, as they support the skin's natural barrier function, so any cuts or bruises will thank you.
In addition to its usefulness in healing and bruising, it has been suggested that it can also act on dark rings and possibly broken capillaries. It reduces inflammation, redness and swelling and can even promote skin problems such as eczema. It is therefore ideal for all dry areas as it protects and moisturises the skin.
WHAT IS VITAMIN K?
Vitamin K is essential for the process of blood clotting in the body and helps the body to heal wounds, bruises and areas affected by surgery. Vitamin K belongs to a group of vitamins that were primarily used to support wound healing. Not to get too scientific, but the main components of vitamin K are K1 and K2, which are helpful in very different ways.
K1 can be found in salads, especially in kale and spinach alias in the green healthy pieces. Meanwhile, K2 can be found in fermented foods and animal products (egg yolk, butter, etc.) and is also produced by the bacteria in our intestines.
BENEFITS OF VITAMIN K
As mentioned before vitamin K is many times overlooked but it works differently than any other traditional antioxidant.
VITAMIN K REDUCES DARK CIRCLES UNDER THE EYES
In combination with other anti-aging ingredients such as retinol, vitamin K helps to fade dark circles under the eyes. Dark circles are often caused by the same weakened capillaries responsible for bruising, and vitamin K not only strengthens these capillaries, but also increases blood flow and reduces fluid retention in the area under the eyes - for eyes that look younger.
REDUCES VISIBLE SIGNS OF SKIN AGING
As mentioned in our previous articles the signs of skin ageing such as wrinkles and dark spots can be caused not only by ageing but also by environmental factors. Fortunately, one of the benefits of vitamin K for the skin is that it helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Vitamin K helps to protect the collagen in the body. When healthy collagen production is maintained, your skin appears plumper, smoother and more youthful. This means that your skin is able to maintain its elasticity and thus prevent wrinkles and fine lines.
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Vitamin K is many times prescribed after surgeries. Vitamin K can improve wound healing by increasing wound contraction and helping to form collagen and blood vessels.
The anti-inflammatory properties of vitamin K also help reduce the unpleasant symptoms of inflammatory skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis.
One study emphasises the anti-ageing benefits of vitamin K. Researchers examined the apparent difference between skin ageing in Japanese women who regularly consume macroalgae (seaweed) rich in vitamin K and Caucasian women of the same age who do not.
The study demonstrated the often overlooked ability of vitamin K to maintain the elasticity and capillary integrity of the skin and inhibit elastin breakdown. All these are important factors in promoting healthy skin and preventing skin ageing.