Vitamins are vital for skin health whether you get them from nutrient rich foods, vitamin supplements or apply them topically. Not only do they result in healthy glowing skin, they also help treat more serious skin concerns including acne, psoriasis and premature ageing due to sun exposure.
One of the most common vitamins used in skin care products is vitamin E. This powerful vitamin is a fat-soluble, essential nutrient with anti-inflammatory properties. It helps support the immune system, cell function, and skin health.
Vitamin E is also a powerful antioxidant, making it effective at combating the effects of free radicals produced by the metabolism of food and toxins in the environment.
UV light and sun exposure reduce vitamin E levels in skin as does the ageing process. However, the topical application of Vitamin E can actually reduce this damage and address the signs of ageing.
Vitamin E is available in many foods, in supplement form, and as an ingredient in products applied topically.
Vitamin E can be found in many foods, including
- cereals, juice, and margarine
- salmon and other seafood
- broccoli, spinach, and other green vegetables
- nuts and seeds, such as sunflower seeds, and hazelnuts
- vegetable oils, including sunflower, wheat germ, and safflower oil
It is also worth noting that Vitamin E is absorbed even better when combined with vitamin C.
Vitamin E is available in cream form and as an oil for topical use. It’s added to many cosmetic products, including anti-ageing creams, eye serums, sunscreens, and makeup. It is easily absorbed into skin.
Celltone’s Tissue Oil is rich in vitamin E and has been proven to increase hydration of the skin. It also reduces the appearance of stretch marks, scars and is ideal as a soothing after sun oil.
For more information go to www.celltone.co.za.