Although it’s most widely used around the eyes, did you know vitamin K cream is also used on the body for various problems? Many people use it for spider veins. When used as a spider vein cream, it reportedly helps promote healthy circulation in the problem area by strengthening the vein walls.
What type of vitamin K cream is best for you?
Basically, there are two different versions; one for dark eye circles and the other for spider veins. The first one is only used under the eyes, while the latter is used on the legs, thighs, and body. When buying a cream with vitamin K, it’s important to pick one out for one specific purpose. Why? Because vitamin K eye cream is typically a concentration of 5% or less. Meanwhile, the spider vein cream sometimes contains concentrations of 8% (which would be too strong to use around the delicate skin under the eyes).
How often should vitamin K eye cream be used?
First of all, you should speak to a doctor before starting any skin care regimen. Even though these products are over-the-counter, it’s always a good idea to speak to a professional for advice.
That being said, each manufacturer may have slightly different directions, depending on their formulation and strength. Generally speaking, vitamin K creams are used for a period of a few weeks. Some instruct users to only apply them one per day, others may say you can apply them up to three times a day. Whatever the case, make sure you follow the directions carefully because using too much might result in side effects.
How much does vitamin K cream cost?
Fortunately, it’s not very expensive. This vitamin has reportedly been used for over a century for spider vein removal. When it was first used they actually hadn’t discovered vitamin K yet, but they later found that was the active ingredient in them. Since it’s been around so long, it tends to not cost much at all. However, not many stores carry it since it’s such a specialty product, so often times people get it online.
What are the results I should expect?
Everyone is different of course, and if you have a severe case, vitamin K cream may not help much at all. However, it seems that most would agree this ingredient is the best topical treatment available for both spider veins as well as to remove dark eye circles.