‘Why these bruises?’
They could be a sign of… age (sorry!), fragile blood vessels, or you may be low in vitamins C and K. WHAT TO TAKE ‘Vitamin C has been shown to help prevent bruising, and most of us are short of it, anyway,’ says Rick. ‘It’s essential for healing and great skin, so taking it is always a good idea.’ Vitamin K2 is beneficial for healthy blood vessels, bones and memory. Take a cocktail of vitamin C and omega 3s with added vitamin K2. TRY The Synergy Company Pure Radiance C, £27.99 for 90 capsules, Nutrimarket. Vitamin K2, £34.98 for 60 softgels, Wiley’s Finest. WHAT TO DO Arnica is the go-to herb for bumps and bruises. Try a spray for ease – getting it on fast helps prevent a bruise forming. TRY Arnica Bumps & Bruises Spray, £6.25 for 20ml, Weleda.