What are Vitamin E benefits for the skin?
What is Vitamin E?
Vitamin E or sometimes called tocopherol within the skincare industry are fat-soluble antioxidants.
As the skin is the largest organ and the first line of defense against the 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 an important role to prevent ultraviolet light-induced free radical damage to the skin. Vitamin E has been used in skin care 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 the external stressors and pollution which can otherwise weaken the skin and causing unwanted damage. It is present in the sebum, a substance produced by oil glands and in the cell membranes of the skin cell, and act as a glue maintaining the integrity and beauty of your complexion.
What happens when you treat your body with Vitamin E?
1 - Anti-aging
Ultra-violent lights, smoke, and air pollution damage the collagen, DNA, and skin cells by producing free radicals which ultimately produces 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.
2 - It keeps your skin hydrated
Vitamin E is the part of the cell membrane and keeps your skin healthy and hydrated, by maintaining the integrity of the membrane.
3 - Fights inflammation
Vitamin E is very effective in fighting inflammation. It can reduce the inflamed skin and soothe your skin. Studies have shown us that Vitamin E is very effective against the skin condition known as topic dermatitis, which causes your skin to become inflamed, dry, and itchy. Vitamin E also helps your scars to heal well.
4 - Ultraviolet absorption:
Vitamin E can absorb the 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 requirement. We need intake 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 very 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.