SAN FRANCISCO, California (NV) – We often hear a lot about vitamin A, vitamin C or E in the beauty world because of the benefits it brings to the skin. Besides the popular vitamins mentioned above, vitamin K also plays an important role in your health and skin, according to the Byrdie website.

What is Vitamin K?

Staying up late, lack of sleep or worry, anxiety easily causes the skin under the eyes to be damaged and dark circles appear. (Image: Mireya Acierto/Getty Images)

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin, scientifically known as phytonadione, commonly found in everyday foods, helping to regulate blood calcium levels and improve bone health.

Benefits of vitamin K

1. Accelerates wound healing: Dr. Claire Chang, now at Union Square Laser Dermatology in New York, says vitamin K can promote faster wound healing by increasing the contraction of the damaged skin, collagen and blood vessel formation.

In addition, vitamin K has redox properties, helping to detoxify reactive oxygen species, or ROS, which often occur when we are exposed to a lot of UV rays from the sun and are affected by pollution. surrounding contamination.

2. Reduce dark circles under eyes: Staying up late, lack of sleep or worry, anxiety is easy to damage the skin under the eyes and appear dark circles. Therefore, using eye cream every day is an indispensable part of the daily skin care process of women.

Usually, eye care products often contain vitamin K, with the effect of reducing the formation of blood clots and blood accumulation in this sensitive area, reducing skin pigmentation.

In a study conducted in 2015, people who regularly applied an eye mask containing two main ingredients, vitamin K, emu oil and caffeine, had a marked improvement in dark circles.

Similarly, another study also showed that vitamin K when combined with retinol, vitamin C and vitamin E2 in eye products can also reduce dark areas.

Use products with vitamin K in combination with skin-lightening ingredients like caffeine, arnica, and retinol. (Image: Birgith Roosipuu/Pexels)

Side effects of vitamin K

The good news is that until now, scientists have not found any significant side effects of vitamin K.

Dr. Julie E Russak of Russak Dermatology Clinic says, unless you are really allergic to vitamin K, this is a completely safe ingredient for all skin types.

However, if anyone is at risk of blood clots, they should consult with their doctor before taking vitamin K to avoid unfortunate blood-related events.

You can use products with vitamin K in combination with skin-lightening ingredients like caffeine, arnica, and retinol.

Usually, vitamin K is present in the most eye care products, so you can use it in the morning after waking up and at night before going to bed. (KD) [qd]

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