Why vitamin E is touted as a magical Skin Care ingredient

16 December 2014

Vitamin E is a common ingredient in Skin Care products – but do you know why? Taking care of your skin from inside and out, vitamin E is a great Anti-Ageing solution, preventing and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Experts have touted it as a magical Skin Care ingredient on account of the varied health benefits it offers:

  • Prevention against free radical damage. Exposure to pollution, UV light and cigarette smoke can have lasting permanent damage on your skin. By using vitamin E containing products, you can help to reduce the Ageing effect of these free radicals, keeping you fresh faced for longer.
  • Prevention against skin cancer. Vitamin E has also been proven as an effective way to prevent skin cancer by boosting your immune system and limiting the production of cancer-causing skin cells.
  • Improved skin elasticity. Using a product containing vitamin E (i.e. moisturiser) can also help to improve your skin’s elasticity, giving you a more youthful appearance.
  • Reduction in inflammation and age spots. Many people suffer from age spots as they get older. Vitamin E can help to counteract their appearance, as well as reduce skin inflammation to leave you with even skin tone and a radiant complexion.
  • Reduction in water loss. If your skin loses too much water, it’s more prone to developing lines and wrinkles. By keeping your skin hydrated with vitamin E formulas, you’ll help it to retain water, preventing wrinkles forming and staving off dry skin.

It’s not just found in Skin Care products though – you can increase your daily dose of this essential vitamin by eating a diet rich in oily fish, leafy greens, nuts and whole grains.

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