Vitamin E is both a nutrient and antioxidant, and the oil in its purest form is extremely versatile. Known as tocopherol, it has a light brown/reddish hue and can be found in many skincare products.
Vitamin E has been used in skincare for so long that it sometimes gets overlooked when newer, more exotic-sounding ingredients are advertised in products, But the truth is, it’s a highly beneficial ingredient for the skin, especially when it’s combined with other antioxidants. This helps skincare products as a “first-string defense” against free radicals and other environmental damaging effects.
WHY VITAMIN E ?
As indicated by its vitamin classification, Vitamin E is a nutrient to the skin. The National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) explains that it is an antioxidant that helps neutralize free radicals, which damage cells and might contribute to cardiovascular disease and cancer, reactive oxygen species (ROS) formed in the body when it converts food to energy, and environmental exposures such as pollution and ultraviolet radiation.
Although it is often debated in the wellness community whether or not Vitamin E is truly is effective for your skin, the ODS says some of its functions can be beneficial. “The mechanisms by which Vitamin E might provide this protection include its function as an antioxidant and its roles in anti-inflammatory processes, inhibition of platelet aggregation and immune enhancement.”
When purchasing a skincare product with Vitamin E, you should look for one that has Vitamin E combined with other antioxidants.
Vitamin E oil is found in many creams and lotions, most commonly in sunscreens, anti-aging moisturizers and skin brighteners. There are different ways to use Vitamin E, depending on what you are hoping to treat:
Wrinkles come from age, free radical damage, improper skin care and poor habits such as smoking and drinking alcohol in excess. According to the book Healing with Vitamins: The Most Effective Vitamin and Mineral Treatments for Everyday Health Problems and Serious Disease, vitamin E oil prevents the formation of wrinkles by blocking free radical damage. It treats wrinkles by boosting collagen production, a connective tissue that keeps skin elastic. Vitamin E oil also treats wrinkles by supporting new skin cell growth and speeding up cell regeneration.
Brown spots on the skin are caused by aging, free radical damage and poor liver function. Vitamin E oil prevents and repairs free radical damage. When applied topically to brown spots on the skin, it helps to lighten and smooth the rough skin by lubricating cell membranes and encouraging cell regeneration.
Pure Vitamin E oil is also an effective treatment for dry, cracked cuticles. Applying a few drops of Vitamin E oil to nails and cuticles helps to rehydrate and smooth them as well as prevent future cracks.
Vitamin E oil provides the skin with necessary moisture as well as antioxidants for intense healing.
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