Updated: Apr 9
What is it?
It protects the skin from damage from oxidative damage which shortens the life of your cells and is caused by things like:
exposure to air pollution
high exposure to ultraviolet rays from sunlight
How do you use it?
Your body can take vitamin e internally through your diet. Foods that contain vitamin e include:
Oils: soybean oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, wheat germ oil, corn oil
Nuts and seeds: sunflower seeds, almonds, hazelnuts, peanut butter, peanuts
Fruits: kiwis, mangoes, tomatoes
Vegetables: spinach, broccoli
You can also apply vitamin e topically to your skin for a number of skin disorders because of its antioxidant properties. It is also used to help slow down aging of the skin due to its ability to protect your skin cells improving the quality of collagen in your skin.
It is also used to help prevent the oils in a formulation from going rancid and extends the shelf life of a product.
Why do I use Vitamin E?
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