Saturday, 15 January 2011 16:27
Vitamin E helps the skin by protecting it from the sun, retaining the natural moisture of the skin, aiding in the absorption of vitamin A, fighting and preventing acne, fighting skin aging, treating sunburns, reducing the appearance of scars, and preventing skin cancer.
Vitamin E is well-known for its many health benefits. But, aside from promoting overall health, vitamin E also has many positive effects on the skin. That is why many beauty treatments and skincare items are infused with vitamin E. Some of the rich natural sources of this essential vitamin are grains, nuts, dairy products and natural oils like argan oil products and sunflower oil. Here are some ways that vitamin E can help your skin:
Protects the skin from the sun
Vitamin E offers protection from the sun. In fact, sunscreen lotions use vitamin E as a primary ingredient. Sunscreen lotions with vitamin E seal the skin's epidermis layer, thereby protecting it from the damaging ultraviolet rays of the sun.
Retains the natural moisture of the skin
Vitamin E helps prevent skin dehydration and is effective in sealing in moisture in the skin. When skin is properly moisturized it looks radiant, youthful and healthy.
Aids in the absorption of vitamin A
Vitamin A is also essential for the body and can promote good eyesight and healthy skin. In fact, many skin treatments also have vitamin A as an ingredient. On the other hand, insufficient amounts of vitamin A can be harmful for the body, and vitamin E helps prevent the negative consequences of this deficiency by helping the body absorb and regulate vitamin A.
Fights and prevents acne
Vitamin E oil has profound effects on acne and blemishes. Some research has shown that vitamin E helps prevent acne and other skin breakouts. Additionally acne patients have claimed that acne lesions heal faster when vitamin E is applied topically on the skin.
Fights skin aging
Vitamin E is well-known to be a powerful antioxidant. It fights free radicals and detoxifies the body. Because of this, vitamin E is effective as an anti-aging treatment and helps fight the signs of skin aging such as wrinkles and fine lines. Taking vitamin E supplements of as little as 400 milligrams daily can have profound effects on your skin's texture and can decrease wrinkles and sun damage.
Vitamin E is calming and soothing for the skin. It is also popular for its anti-inflammatory properties. You can treat sunburns, darkened skin areas, dark spots and liver spots caused by sun exposure with vitamin E. Additionally, it is advisable to slather vitamin E oil onto the skin about 20 minutes before going out into the sun.
Reduces the appearnance of scars
Regularly using vitamin E oil will have positive effects on scars and stretch marks. Scars are caused by the formation of collagen on the skin and some experts explain that vitamin E helps decrease the strength of the collagen strands. Because of this, the scars become more pliable and easier to treat.
Prevents skin cancer
The potent antioxidant properties of vitamin E coupled with its sun protection properties make it effective for preventing skin cancer and severe skin damage.
Whether it's argan oil products or vitamin E supplements, it is a great idea to include vitamin E in one's diet, health and beauty routine. (Manila Bulletin)
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