Similar to Vitamin C, Vitamin E is also a prominent ingredient in skincare products for its antioxidant properties, ability to protect against sun damage and treat skin inflammation.
Our body has the ability to naturally produce Vitamin E through sebum which keeps our skin moisturised. However when skin is particularly dry and lacking in sebum, and therefore moisture, Vitamin E can help to correct this.
Vitamin E is one of the best vitamins for skin as it can help to:
- Strengthen the skin barrier
Stronger skin means it better retains moisture to stay hydrated for longer and look more energised.
- Increase resistance to sun damage
Vitamin E is able to absorb harmful UVB radiation that contributes to skin damage from the sun - however it is still always best to wear a dedicated sunscreen when venturing out in sunlight
- Smooth uneven skin
Vitamin E has been known to help heal acne scars, combat hyperpigmentation and reduce dark spots to lead to a more even skin tone.
- Boost cell turnover and regeneration
Vitamin E helps to keep our skin looking fresh by bringing new skin cells to the surface at a faster rate.