Vitamin E Benefits For Your Skin
You probably don’t need to be reminded of how important vitamins are – they should be an essential part of your diet because they perform hundreds of tasks in your body every day. These jobs include healing injuries, repairing cell damage, strengthening your bones and enhancing your immune system.
When it comes to the ‘famous’ beauty-boosting vitamins, your mind will probably jump to either vitamin C, which is renowned for its ability to encourage new collagen production, or vitamin A, which can help protect against UV damage and slow the signs of ageing.
However, did you know that vitamin e benefits your skin? This is especially true when it is used as a facial treatment and applied directly to your skin! In this day and age, the appearance of the skin has become an obsession for many, so read on and see how vitamin E could help your skin remain youthful, clear, and most importantly, healthy!
What Is Vitamin E?
Vitamin E is a naturally occurring substance and a powerful antioxidant that is found in your body, as well as in certain foods. It has many benefits, such as supporting the immune system, improving cell function and maintaining the condition of the skin.
When it comes to the skin’s health and appearance, vitamin E can offer great protection against free radicals. These are harmful molecules found in things like pollution, cigarette smoke and even the sun. You can think of vitamin E as a shield that helps defend your skin from all of the external aggressors that it has to deal with every day.
As you can see, vitamin E brings with it a whole new world of benefits – things that you probably come into contact with regularly without even realising it! From boogie breakfasts with avocado to lip balms, olive oil, nuts and seeds, there are many ways to add vitamin E to your body – you just need to find the one that works for you! Once you’ve done that, you can start taking advantage of all the great natural properties found in this formidable micronutrient!
The Right Form Of Vitamin E
Dr Claire Chang, MD, a cosmetic dermatologist, explains that “vitamin E is an important fat-soluble vitamin that comes in eight forms.”
If you are looking to incorporate it into your skincare routine, then Dr Chang would recommend that you search for the words “tocopherol” or “tocopheryl acetate” on the ingredient list found on the back of your beauty products.
If you look closely, you’ll probably find that tocopherol features in many of the skincare products that you already use, including sunscreen, eye serums and anti-ageing creams.
What Are The Benefits Of Vitamin E For Your Skin?
So what does Vitamin E do for your skin?
- Strengthens your skin’s natural barrier.
The stronger your skin’s barrier, the better your body is at retaining water and staying hydrated. In turn, this can prevent the appearance of dull and dry skin, whilst also helping to minimise skin sensitivity.
- Increases your resistance to UV rays.
Vitamin E absorbs UVB light, which is responsible for skin damage and premature ageing. As such, using Vitamin E products can prolong the amount of time you spend in the sun before this becomes detrimental to the skin. It is worth noting that Vitamin E is not a substitute for sun protection.
- Helps promote cell turnover.
The nutritional value of Vitamin E makes it useful for promoting cell turnover and regeneration within your body, encouraging the production of collagen and providing numerous benefits for you and your skin. This also makes it effective at treating hyperpigmentation and acne scarring.
North West Aesthetics
North West Aesthetics is led by Dr David Taylor and specialises in non-surgical aesthetic treatments. Our clinic is based in Wigan and we always provide a thorough initial consultation to all patients to ensure they are getting the best procedure for their skin.
To learn more about the treatments and services we offer, or to book a consultation, please get in touch with one of our team by calling us on 01942 909 003 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.