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Posted by in Vitamins on October 6, 2011
When it comes to overall health matters, one of the most popular vitamins is vitamin E. This is because vitamin E is not only used for ensuring good health but also is one of the essential vitamins used in beauty products. This multitasking vitamin has many benefits that help you look and feel great at the same time.
Vitamin E, when described scientifically, is a fat-soluble vitamin that maintains cell membranes and is also known as tocopherol and tocotrienol. Vitamin E is well known for its great benefits for moisturizing and healing the skin. Vitamin E also acts as a regulator for vitamin A, which is also important in promoting healthy and beautiful skin.
Aside from that, vitamin E also is a good ingredient for skin anti-aging. The intake of vitamin E supplements and application of skin care products that contain vitamin E helps in obtaining younger looking skin. This is because vitamin E acts as an antioxidant that protects against free radicals which are believed to play a role in skin aging. Vitamin E can help prevent or minimize fine lines and wrinkles to help you obtain that youthful appearance you’ve been seeking. Topical application of this vitamin, either by breaking open a capsule of the vitamin or buying commercial beauty products that contain it as an ingredient, can have an instant plumping effect on fine lines and repeated use can help prevent new ones from forming.
Moreover, vitamin E is essential in protecting the skin against sun damage. Sun damage is a key factor when it comes to aging as well as skin cancer, so it’s important to treat your skin well to avoid the sun’s harsh effects.
Perhaps one of the most popular uses of vitamin E is in the treatment of skin problems like scarring, whether it be from injuries and medical procedures or leftover marks from acne. It also helps in reducing the appearance of stretch marks and maintaining balanced skin oils and reduces transepidermal water loss from the skin thus preventing the skin from drying out. Studies are ongoing but initial reports indicate that vitamin E can be a possible cure for menstrual pains, muscle cramping and many other ailments. Read the rest of this entry »