While asking professionals if this underrated vitamin is the key to younger-looking skin, the answers were a big surprise.
Experts have long-hailed the benefits of certain vitamins, and especially antioxidants, for their nutrient-boosting, free radical-fighting capabilities. When it comes to skincare, in particular, you’ve probably sought out some of the heavy-hitters (such as beta-carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C) to help pack a powerful punch to your personal routine.
A more uncommon skincare ingredient in the vitamin world is vitamin K, which is mainly hailed for aiding the body's process of healing wounds. But could ‘K’ prove another important link when it comes to building an iron-clad defense against anti-aging? The vitamin is a rather intriguing one, a study on vitamin K even confirmed that ample vitamin K intake can help you live longer. We asked dermatologists to break down the vitamin and its various health properties.
What are the benefits of Vitamin K in skincare, and how can this help with anti-aging?
By improving the elasticity of blood vessels and overall vascular health, vitamin K can help with a handful of leading aging factors, including the appearance of stretch marks, varicose veins, bruising, undereye puffiness, dark circles, and other conditions that have a vascular component,” says Sejal Shah, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in New York City.
And thanks to its collagen-promoting and wound-healing capabilities, vitamin K could promote a smoother, more youthful glow, says Dr. Shah. “Applied topically, it also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, counteracting both inflammation and free radicals (both of which promote aging),” she says. Studies have shown it to protect skin against environmental aggressors and help with inflame-aging, specifically.
Can vitamin K also help with skin conditions like eczema?
Another benefit of its anti-inflammatory properties? Dr. Shah says vitamin K could potentially have the ability to improve inflammatory conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. It is for sure that the addition of Vit K to any of our eczema related products is a great idea for anti-inflammatory care of these skin issues.
Curious to test vitamin K for yourself, while also reaping benefits from a range of other power ingredients? It’s time to call us here at Private Label Skincare Florida and get the best combination of incredible ingredients for your skincare line.