Having a healthy diet means having the ability to achieve healthy skin! I love paying attention to what goes into my body because I believe this helps me have a healthier overall condition. One of the most important skin-related vitamins I make sure to get a lot of is vitamin E. But what does vitamin E do for your skin?
Vitamin E is a kind of antioxidant which protects and repairs your skin. While it is common knowledge that vitamin E is great for your skin, the reason is that it fights harmful free radicals that damage your skin on a cellular level. These free radicals cause advanced aging, spots and blemishes, and hamper good skin healing. The antioxidant properties of vitamin E fend off free radicals so they cannot damage your skin cells.
If you have a good amount of vitamin E in your system, your skin is able to produce more collagen which is needed to stay strong and supple. It also helps retain a good level of moisture in your skin which helps avoid the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Since the antioxidant properties fight advanced aging, it can be said that vitamin E also helps you look younger for longer!
According to studies, taking vitamin E on a long-term basis can also help reduce the sun’s damaging effects on your skin, and can help you avoid the negative effects of sunburns. This makes it an essential daily vitamin for those who are out in the sun a lot to give their skin protection from within.
Taking vitamin E supplements can therefore be highly beneficial if you want to have healthy, glowing skin. Usually, it is available in 300-400mg doses in soft capsules, but you may take as much as is advised by your physician, depending on your needs. You can also take vitamin E-rich foods such as almonds, avocados, tofu, spinach, sunflower seeds, shrimps, broccoli, squash, and pumpkin. Include these in your diet and you’ll have your natural sources of vitamin E which will help you achieve naturally beautiful and healthy skin!