Vitamin E – The Good Stuff
For dazzling radiant skin that doesn’t dent your budget, look no further than Vitamin E. Although so many cosmetics claim to, Vitamin E helps to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, prevents the appearance of age spots and helps to maintain the skin’s oil balance during cleansing processes. As well as this Vitamin E helps to reduce the water loss from the epidermal layer of the skin and strengthens the skins barrier functions- how fancy!
And it doesn’t stop there! Vitamin E has been involved in the treatment of various skin diseases and conditions, one such condition is eczema. For many suffers of eczema, Vitamin E can provide an amazing level of relief and in certain cases can provide a cure.
A more controversial use of Vitamin E is in the treatment of scars. At first it was believed that Vitamin E is beneficial in preventing scaring as well as the treatment of scaring such as acne scaring or surgical scars. It is also thought that it may well be beneficial in the healing of skin from various forms of skin damage, such as burns. Recent studies have questioned this assumption, indicating that in certain circumstances it can make the scar look worse; however there are many individual accounts that contradict this as they claim Vitamin E creams have in fact helped to soften their scars.
One of the most important benefits of Vitamin E is the prevention of skin cancer. This is because of its sun protection qualities and its powerful antioxidant properties that help to protect the epidermis layer of the skin and reduce or even help prevent sun damage. So in this beautiful weather that we have been having, a dose of Vitamin E will do your skin the world of good.
Vitamin E can be found in Holland & Barrett stores and your skin will certainly thank you for it.