When it comes to vitamins for the skin, all the laurels usually go to the B vitamins and vitamin C, while vitamin E is left out. In fact, this natural antioxidant has a number of benefits for the skin, including protection from free radical damage, the ability to fight pigmentation from ultraviolet rays, and it also makes the skin plump and the complexion smooth.
In addition to reducing the signs of aging, vitamin E stimulates cell regeneration after exposure to ultraviolet rays. This ability is greatly enhanced in combination with vitamin C. According to a number of dermatological studies, products containing vitamin E are able to lighten age spots, even out complexion and make stretch marks and scars less noticeable. In addition, vitamin E has a strong anti-aging effect: it can stimulate collagen production and reduce wrinkles. Since vitamin E is able to retain moisture in the upper layers of the skin (not to be confused with fluid retention in the body, which leads to the formation of edema), it will be a real salvation for those with dry skin.
Vitamin E can be obtained both from cosmetics, in which it is often included, and from products. Add fatty red fish, broccoli, spinach, whole grains, and seeds to your diet. In addition to vitamins, these products contain a record amount of minerals, micro- and macroelements that will improve not only the appearance, but also the well-being.
If we talk about cosmetics, then most often vitamin E is included in serums and creams, although it is also used separately - in the form of a concentrated oil essence. This antioxidant is one of the most popular ingredients in anti-aging creams, where it can be paired with vitamin C.
Despite all the advantages listed above, cosmetics with vitamin E in the composition are not suitable for everyone. If your skin is too oily, prone to acne and other breakouts, this antioxidant will only make matters worse. You also need to carefully read the composition of the cosmetics you buy and pay attention to the percentage of vitamins. For sensitive, irritated skin, a mild cream with a low percentage of vitamin E is more suitable than a more concentrated serum.
The easiest way is to use vitamin E in the form of dietary supplements and multivitamins, but before that you should consult your doctor. Although, if you properly build your diet and skin care routine, you will hardly need an additional serving of vitamin tablets.