Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Benefits of Vitamin E for the Skin

Vitamin E can be found in most skin care products for all of the amazing benefits that it can provide. Topically it's a powerful antioxidant that can help prevent skin cancer by fighting free radical damage. Vitamin E is also a great skin brightening agent, helping to reduce hyper pigmentation and heal wounds and scars.  Also an anti-inflammatory, Vitamin E can soothe sensitive skin and sunburns and scrapes.  Among all of these benefits mentioned to help with ant aging, vitamin E also protects fibroblast cells, which are the collagen and elastic fibers; elastin ) of the skin that regenerates skin cells and keeps skin tight and firm.

Properties of Vitamin E

Vitamin E comes in an oil form and therefore is a great moisturizer.  One drawback is that the Vitamin E oil is thick and greasy, causing it to be to heavy for oily and acne prone skin.  The Tocopherol form of vitamin E is recognized to have the most benefits for skin, the other less effective form being tocotrienol.  Some people have allergic reactions to vitamin E causing many skin care manufacturers to make some of their products with and without Vitamin E for this reason.

Vitamin E will break down with sunlight, like most ingredients, so for maximum effectiveness use as a night cream.  Combining vitamin e with vitamin c makes a powerful antioxidant that is a natural protection to UV rays and free radical damage like in SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic.

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