Have you ever tried vitamin K as an anti-aging treatment? It is a relatively uncommon skincare ingredient mainly hailed for improved wound healing. However, this vitamin could be another important link in building an iron-clad defense against skin aging.
Let’s read on with us to know how and why.
What is it actually?
This vitamin is best described as an essential fat-soluble component that plays an important role in blood coagulation (inhibiting excessive bleeding), blood calcium regulation, and overall bone health.
How does it work as an anti-aging treatment?
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, under eye puffiness, dark circles, and other conditions that have a vascular component.
Thanks to its collagen-promoting and wound-healing capabilities, that promotes smoother and more youthful glow. Applied topically, it also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, counteracting both inflammation and free radicals (both of which promote aging). Studies have shown it to protect skin against environmental aggressors and help with inflammation, specifically.
Oral form improves insulin sensitivity and maintains healthy blood sugar levels.
Dr. Sayyam Azam is a certified dermatologist who has specialized in Clinical Dermatology (Pakistan) and Aesthetic Medicine (US). During her specialization, she was involved in multiple clinical as well as aesthetic dermatological procedures such as botox, fillers, and chemical peels. As a licensed dermatologist, she is now running a state-of-the- art Aesthetic Center (The Face Clinic) in Multan, Pakistan.