Vitamins, we know that they’re good for your health and skin. The primary source of vitamins come from foods. It can also be found in supplements and topicals to help with deficiencies and treat certain skin conditions. Different vitamins benefit in different ways. Let's look at vitamin E and what it does to the body and skin.
What Is Vitamin E?
Vitamin E is a group of fat-soluble vitamins with distinctive antioxidant properties. Antioxidants combat against free radicals and help to slow down the process that damage cells. Free radicals have been connected with certain health conditions such as cancer and premature aging.
Sources Of Vitamin E
Vitamin E can be found in supplements and for topical use in creams or lotions. It is typically derived from soybean oil and is naturally in certain foods.
Food Sources of Vitamin E
|Wheat germ oil, 1 tablespoon||20.3||135|
|Sunflower seeds, dry roasted, 1 ounce||7.4||49|
|Almonds, dry roasted, 1 ounce||6.8||45|
|Sunflower oil, 1 tablespoon||5.6||37|
|Safflower oil, 1 tablespoon||4.6||31|
|Hazelnuts, dry roasted, 1 ounce||4.3||29|
|Peanut butter, 2 tablespoons||2.9||19|
|Peanuts, dry roasted, 1 ounce||2.2||15|
|Corn oil, 1 tablespoon||1.9||13|
|Spinach, boiled, ½ cup||1.9||13|
|Broccoli, chopped, boiled, ½ cup||1.2||8|
|Soybean oil, 1 tablespoon||1.1||7|
|Kiwifruit, 1 medium||1.1||7|
|Mango, sliced, ½ cup||0.7||5|
|Tomato, raw, 1 medium||0.7||5|
|Spinach, raw, 1 cup||0.6||4|
Benefits Of Vitamin E
Moisturize skin - Vitamin E helps skin to hold on to water to keep skin hydrated.
Anti-inflammatory effects. - Studies have supported the prevention of inflammatory damage after UV exposure. The topical application of vitamin E can reduce UV-induced skin swelling.
Reduce skin itching. - Because vitamin E helps to keep skin moisturized, it can reduce itchiness caused by dry, flaky skin associated with eczema, psoriasis, or atopic dermatitis.
Wound healing. - The antioxidant properties in vitamin E encourage wound healing and diminish scars on the skin.
Anti-aging - Vitamin E can help to slow down the aging process by blocking free radicals. The sun is the primary culprit for wrinkles, and it has been proven that vitamin E decreases the effect of the sun on the skin and prevent further damage.