Vitamin E and Its skin benefits
What is Vitamin E
Skin is the largest organ and the first line of defense against invading substances. Your skin is exposed to many allergens like makeup, pollution, smoke, stress, sunlight, bacteria, and many others.
Vitamin E is your natural army against all these invaders and plays a key role in preventing ultraviolet light-induced free radical damage to the skin. Vitamin E has been used in skincare products for many decades, ranging from the application of natural oil to the skin surface to topical modern creams and serums.
Vitamin E is a lipid-soluble vitamin and acts as an antioxidant to help defend the skin against external stressor and pollution which can otherwise weaken the skin and cause unwanted damage. It is present in the sebum, a substance produced by oil glands and in the cell membranes of the skin cell and acts as glue maintaining the integrity and beauty of your complexion.
Here’s what happens when you treat your body with Vitamin E acts,
Ultra-violent lights, smoke, and air pollution damage the collagen, DNA, and skin cells by producing free radicals which produce wrinkles and brown spots. Vitamin E provides resistance against this process by neutralizing free radicals.
Research has shown us that even a small amount of exposure to ultra-violent by getting out in the sun can reduce the 50 % of the Vitamin E. That means vitamin is fighting against the free radicals.
It keeps your skin hydrated:
Vitamin E is a part of the cell membrane and keeps your skin healthy and hydrated, by maintaining the integrity of the membrane
Vitamin E is remarkably effective in fighting inflammation. It can reduce inflamed skin and soothe your skin. Studies have shown us that Vitamin E is highly effective against skin condition known as atopic dermatitis, which causes your skin to become inflamed, dry, and itchy. Vitamin E also helps your scars to heal well.
Vitamin E can absorb ultraviolet radiation coming from the skin which is responsible for burning and damaging your skin. Vitamin E together with Vitamin C can increase the amount of time to take ultraviolet light to burn skin.
As we grow old, Vitamin E concentration in our body also falls, so we need an external source to meet our body’s requirements. We need an intake of 15mg of Vitamin E to meet our daily requirements. We can get Vitamin E from vegetable oils, almonds, peanuts, sunflower seeds, and salads.
As a topical use, Vitamin E is beneficial in sunscreens, daily moisturizers, treatment serums, and after sun products, always check the ingredient list and choose the products having a potent form of vitamin E. Vitamin E when paired with Vitamin C is more effective. That is why we should use serum containing both Vitamin C and E.