What are the benefits of Vitamin E?
Vitamin E is renowned in the beauty world for its many benefits to skin. Vitamin E levels deplete as we age, so it is treasured for its powerful barrier supporting properties, it can help protect, soothe and moisturise the skin.
In cosmetics, vitamin E is typically found in a cream or oil format that can be used topically – and it absorbs incredibly easily in to the skin. It’s added to many skincare products, including anti-ageing creams, eye serums, sunscreens, and make-up. Continue reading to learn more about how vitamin E can support your skincare regime.
Fight free radicals
Skincare products that contain vitamin E help to prevent damage caused by free radicals – which can be caused by environmental factors such as sunlight and pollution as well as certain lifestyle factors such as smoking . These free radicals can weaken your skin, causing damage.
Boost the skin’s barrier
By boosting and strengthening the skin’s barrier, vitamin E can actually help your skin retain moisture, aiding it to stay hydrated for longer – ideal for those with dry skin, flaky patches and typical problem areas like cuticles, elbows and chapped lips. Hydration is key to preventing dry, dull, lacklustre skin – helping to blur fine lines and delivering that coveted glowing complexion.
It is thought that vitamin E’s reparative abilities can help target and lighten dark spots on the face caused by UV exposure – Remember it’s important to continue to combine vitamin E cream with your usual sun protection for full protection.
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