Vitamin E is another powerful skin healthy vitamin that can be absorbed through your food or applied topically through your skin care. Before we get into the what, why and how let’s take a closer look at Vitamin E and its’ properties.
A fat-soluble vitamin, Vitamin E is a celebrated antioxidant that fights inflammation, heart disease and even certain types of cancers in the body. For the skin, Vitamin E helps remove free radicals to prevent oxidative damage to skin cells. In addition, it helps to moisturize, heal and strengthen the skins barrier while its’ anti-inflammatory properties help to soothe and calm the skin.
Since Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin, be sure to consume foods with healthy fats to ensure proper absorption. To fulfill your Vitamin E intake through food…15mg/day is recommended…include healthy fats such as sunflower seeds, almonds, pistachios, hazelnuts, pine nuts, peanuts brazil nuts and avocado. Also, vegetables such as kale, spinach, chickpeas and butternut squash in your daily diet.
Topically, Vitamin E can be found in serums, moisturizers, eye creams or alone as an oil. It can aid in healing scars, burns and ease the itchiness of stretch marks. This antioxidant will also brighten skin tone and protect the skin from sun damage. Check out our Chasing Synergy Hyaluronic Serum; it’s our star pollution defense serum with encapsulated Vitamin E! It is hydration boosting, fights those nasty free radicals and helps target the signs of aging.
The takeaway for healthy skin:
- Look for Vitamin E in your food or in your skin care
- Vitamin E is fat-soluble so be sure to include healthy fats like, nuts, seeds and avocado in your daily diet to ensure proper absorption
- In your skin care, look for Vitamin E in your serums, moisturizers, eye creams or alone as an oil.
- Topically, use Vitamin E to aid in healing scars, burns and easing the itchiness of stretch marks. Also, to brighten skin tone, protect against sun damage, moisturize and target signs of aging.