Vitamin E, also known as tocopherol, belongs to the group of fat-soluble vitamins. It is considered significantly valuable for skin health as, thanks to its powerful natural action, it can delay the formation of wrinkles, also helping to accelerate the production of collagen, which is responsible for skin elasticity.
Which foods are rich in vitamin E?
Vitamin E exists in high concentrations in a variety of foods that we consume daily, both of plant and animal origin, and is often referred to as d-alpha-tocopherol on food labels. Specifically, we can find it in:
green leafy vegetables (such as spinach and broccoli)
seeds (such as sunflower seeds)
salmon and other seafood
The utilization of vitamin E by the field of cosmetology
Vitamin E is a natural antioxidant agent, with beneficial effect on maintaining the health and youthfulness of the skin. Due to this reason, it plays a leading role in the field of cosmetology as a key ingredient in various cosmetics.
A pure but effective choice to include vitamin E in your daily beauty routine, are vegetable oils, which -as mentioned above- are a rich source of vitamin E.
– Its main role is to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals -unstable atoms, with a lower number of electrons than normal- which create signs of premature aging. The antioxidant action of vitamin E compensates for the attacks of free radicals.
– Applying a vegetable oil (even olive oil) to your skin, can work just like your moisturizing cream, offering skin softness and velvety appearance.
– Helps to heal wounds, while it can also soothe itching and relieve sunburns.
– Helps to fight acne, thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, also helping to minimize the possibility of skin discolorations caused by acne.
To increase your vitamin E intake, all you must do is to think about your eating habits as well as your personal care choices, shaping them accordingly.