Vitamin E

Vitamin E - The Beauty Vitamin

Of all the vitamins, Vitamin E may be the most important skin care component. E-vitamins are necessary for the maintenance of healthy skin. Many common skin problems can be prevented or lessened by a proper vitamin enriched diet.

This vitamin can be found in many foods or you can get your recommended daily allowance through a supplement. It has come to be known as the “beauty vitamin” due to its reputation for improving overall skin condition.

Where Can This be Found

Some rich dietary sources of E vitamins are:

  • Sunflower seeds
  • Granola
  • Spinach
  • Almonds
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Wheat germ

Wheat germ oil and sunflower seed oil have even higher concentrations of this important vitamin and including them in recipes can help ensure you consume enough to maintain healthy skin.

Where Can I Get Them

If you don’t think you’re getting enough in your diet, supplements can be found in the vitamin aisle of your grocery store or anywhere else vitamins are sold. Ask your doctor about the best sources and whether you should be taking supplements.

Why Should I Use it?

The benefits of this “beauty vitamin” to your skin are plentiful. The greatest of which may be the its ability to repair rough, dry skin. It is widely touted for its ability to help skin retain its moisture. So make sure you consume enough if you want to keep your skin’s youthful appearance.

There are also moisturizing benefits to the skin from topical application, though vitamin enriched body lotions. They can protect skin membranes from sun damage.

Sunscreens with an added high concentration are a wise choice. Since topical use of this vitamin is not immediately effective, the use of an enriched product should be started a few days prior to expected sun exposure.



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