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The lowdown on Vitamin E and skin health

Emu oil on a bed of leaves

Vitamin E is one of those classic ingredients you often hear about in the beauty industry. But have you ever wondered why you should be smothering this onto your face?? Or if it will really benefit your skin in a big way?? Well let’s take a look.

What is Vitamin E?

Vitamin E, although referred to as a vitamin is technically a fat soluble essential antioxidant that happens to have anti-inflammatory properties.

Why do we need antioxidants? Well they are important in the fight against free radicals, those pesky compounds that cause harm to your cells and can be responsible for breaking down your skin’s collagen.

Now, your body does naturally create collagen, yay, but here is the kicker…. As we age production of collagen decreases, which ultimately can lead to an increase in skin issues such as wrinkles, fine lines, sagging, scars and weakened elasticity.

Why is Vitamin E so good for skin health?

Because vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant it helps hydrate, nourish and promote cell renewal. As well as being beneficial in reducing UV damage, protecting skin from free radicals and reducing inflammation, making it an important element in the fight against ageing.

Essentially it has the potential to be like an invisible force field that gently protects your skin from the onslaught of environmental toxins, pollutants and sun damage. Ultimately resulting in calmer, more hydrated and firmer skin.

In a snap shot, vitamin E can help skin with the following:

  • Keep your skin moisturised, hydrated and supple
  • Fight the premature signs of ageing
  • Lessen the appearance of sun damage
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Improve scars and wound healing
  • Aid dry itchy and problem skin
  • Lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Give you a more youthful glowy complexion
  • Fight free radicals
  • Soothe and calm skin

What’s the best Way to Use Vitamin E?

There are a number of different ways you can start to incorporate this little powerhouse into your everyday life.

Firstly, through your diet by consuming a variety of plant based oils, nuts, seeds, some seafood, fruits and vegetables. Then topically through the use of skincare products that contain vitamin E, which can be applied via an oil or cream.

By both eating foods and using products that contain vitamin E you are proactively safeguarding and nourishing your skin from the inside out.

A great natural source of E, that can be applied topically to get all of the key benefits of this vitamin without any other nasties or chemicals is through the use of Emu oil. An all natural lightweight oil that is one of the fastest and deepest penetrating oils, with the ability to be absorbed through the outer layer of watertight skin to deliver the benefits of a hypoallergenic, anti-inflammatory,  bacteriostatic oil, high in omega 3,6 & 9 and vitamins A, D, E, F and K2.