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Vitamin K serum zaps the red and purple tones from skin, leaving your face clean and clear. While it probably won't be a daily part of your beauty regime, vitamin K may just come to your rescue for a number of uses, from concealing a hickey to fading a scar. Use the serum as long as necessary to get back to basics the natural way.
Vitamin K Skin Benefits
If your skin appears ruddy from rosacea, a vitamin K serum will even skin tone. This vitamin also helps fade spider veins, stretch marks and scars from the skin. It can clear up burns and bruises, and may be used after a facial surgery to clear up bruises and swelling. Broken blood vessels, dark circles under your eyes and general unevenness in skin tone feel relief from this vitamin.
What to Look For
Vitamin K in the form of K1 is the only form of the vitamin approved for use in the U.S. Look for K, K1 or the word "phytonadione" on the label to know it's got vitamin K power. This supplement may be combined with other natural skin brighteners or skin soothers to give you more of the good stuff you need.
How to Use
Wash your face using your go-to cleanser before applying the serum. Gently pat your face dry with a towel. Pour a pea-sized amount of serum into your hand, then massage this into your face. Use enough serum to give your face an even overall layer. If using a special eye serum or other specialized product, treat only the area that needs love.
Vitamin K and Wrinkles
Vitamin K's been shown to work wonders for patients suffering from a severe wrinkling condition known as PXE, or pseudoxanthorma elasticum. People who do not suffer from PXE but cannot metabolize vitamin K also have deep wrinkles. It's still a scientific theory, but there's a pretty high chance vitamin K facial serums will combat wrinkles. Look for a facial serum that contains vitamin K and specially targets anti-aging to keep skin supple.