WHAT DOES VITAMIN E DO FOR SKIN?
Vitamin E is available in cream form and as an oil in skin care products. It’s added to a number of different products that you may not even be aware of, including anti-ageing creams, eye serums, sunscreens, and makeup. So why is it so popular and what are the benefits of using Vitamin E for skin in your skin care products?
BENEFITS OF VITAMIN E FOR SKIN
Strengthens skin barrier
Having a strong skin barrier allows your skin to retain water and stay hydrated more easily, and you’ll be able to prevent having dry and dull skin more easily, as well as helping to minimise skin sensitivity.
Using Vitamin E face cream, or other products that contain antioxidants, help to prevent damage caused by free radicals - these are things such as pollution, and chemicals that attach themselves to your face and weaken your skin elasticity causing skin damage. Antioxidants refers to the process of discouraging the oxidisation of things like oil produced on the skin that turn into blackheads, which is why antioxidants help to give you glowing skin. They also calm irritation and help to smooth fine lines that are caused by free radicals.
Vitamin E has properties which help to lighten dark spots on your face caused by sun damage, as it has skin repair qualities which target these areas on the surface of your skin.
Increases your resistance to sun over-exposure
Vitamin E absorbs UVB light which is responsible for skin damage and early signs of ageing, such as premature wrinkles. Vitamin E combined with Vitamin C prolongs the amount of time you spend in the sun without SPF protection before skin starts to be affected by it. That said, wearing sun protection every day when you are outside is very important.
Vitamin E helps with acne scarring due to its skin repair qualities, and its skin- strengthening and skin barrier repair qualities. It helps to prevent further acne scarring on the skin.
Cell turnover & regeneration
The nutritional value of Vitamin E means it helps to bring new cells to the surface faster, this makes it especially good to have in lip care products as it helps to replenish dry or chapped lips.
Moisturising for dry skin
If a skin barrier is stronger it allows the skin to retain moisture and hydration more easily. Because Vitamin E promotes a stronger skin barrier, it is very beneficial to keep dry and flaky skin at bay.
WHAT DOES VITAMIN E DO AS PART OF YOUR DIET?
Including Vitamin E in your diet is beneficial for your immune system for fighting against disease, but it also has a positive effect on your skin health and eye health. Vitamin E levels in our bodies decreases as we age, due to UV exposure, and thus also reduces Vitamin E levels in the skin. Luckily Vitamin E is available in many foods, and we can help to replenish these levels.
FOODS THAT ARE HIGH IN VITAMIN E INCLUDE:
• Cereal, juice, and margarine
• Salmon, and other seafood
• Broccoli, spinach, and other green vegetables
• Nuts and seeds, such as sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, peanuts and almonds
• Vegetable oils, including sunflower oil and olive oil
• Fruits such as blackberries, avocados, mango and kiwi fruit
NIVEA & VITAMIN E CREAM
Many NIVEA skin care products containing Vitamin E from face cleansing, face creams, and wipes.
WHO SHOULDN’T USE VITAMIN E?
People with very sensitive skin, or extremely acne-prone skin. It is recommended that you try it out as part of a face cream first to see how your skin responds before moving on to more Vitamin E rich serums and oils.