A Tiktok post by @livin.lav.loca went viral as she revealed her secret to eliminating her dark undereye circles — Vitamin K cream. Check out the TikTok here!
“For the longest time, I had genetic dark circles, and none of the expensive eye creams worked,” she says in the video. “So I decided to use [Vitamin K] cream and try it out.”
This cream appeared to work wonders for her! Her under eyes appeared bright and plump in the video.
What is Vitamin K Cream?
Vitamin K is a topical lotion, primarily used for skin recovery from bruises and scars. The application of vitamin K creams can also be used to improve dark circles, rosacea, spider veins, fine lines, and more.
So, Will it Get Rid of My Dark Circles?
Well, it might! As @dermdoctor points out in a duet video, “not all dark circles have the same cause, therefore it would greatly benefit SOME people with dark under-eyes.”
Dark circles can be caused by a variety of things, including but not limited to iron deficiency, increased melanin production, fat loss, or expanded blood vessels.
Each of these causes would require different treatments:
If your dark circles are caused by an iron deficiency, this can be combatted with iron supplements
If your dark circles are caused by increased melanin production, you would benefit from brightening actives ingredients, like topical vitamin C.
If your dark circles are caused by fat loss, hyaluronic acid would help plump up any skin hollowness.
Lastly, dark undereye circles caused by expanded blood vessels can be treated with ingredients that stimulate blood flow to prevent it from pooling, like vitamin K!
At the end of the day, everyone’s skincare needs are unique to them, so you should find the products that work best for you.
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