From beauty influencers to TV ads, the hype given to the benefits of Vitamin E in skincare is huge. But what does Vitamin E actually do to our skin? Is it worth the hype? We have answers to all your doubts. Read on to know the real benefits of Vitamin E, and how it helps our skin.
- What really is Vitamin E?
- Why do you need to take the supplements, or include Vitamin E products in your skincare?
- Real benefits of Vitamin E
- Wondering how to use Vitamin E?
What really is Vitamin E?
Our skin cells are prone to damage as they are exposed to various harsh conditions. But how does the skin fight back? The sebum (skin oil) has vitamin E, which is an antioxidant. And this fat-soluble vitamin guards the skin cells against damage.
Since it is found in sebum, oily skin surfaces have more Vitamin E. So if you have oily skin, you have more reasons to cheer. You will have more Vitamin E in your skin.
Then, comes the question — if you have this amazing vitamin so naturally, why do you need to take supplements or include Vitamin E products in your skincare?
Sadly, as you age, the sebum level decreases — and as a result, so does the natural Vitamin E supply. But that's not all. Vitamin E is also depleted by ultraviolet light sources like sunlight and some fluorescent, halogen, and incandescent light bulbs.
Let's take a look at some real benefits of Vitamin E for your skin.
Makes moisturizers work better
Recent studies have found that Vitamin E increases the effectiveness of moisturizers. It helps your skin retain moisture and make it soft and supple. And there's more to cheer! Using moisturizers having Vitamin E gives your skin a protective layer to prevent irritants from penetrating it.
PS: If you have any particular skin condition, using Vitamin E alone may not prove useful. Whether it has a direct medicinal role or not is still being researched.
Say bye-bye to sun damage
Even though the evidence is not clear-cut yet, Vitamin E is believed to reduce sun damage caused by UVB rays, and save the skin from its inflammatory effects — reddening, thickening, and swelling. This may make vitamin E sound like a substitute for sunscreen, but wait, here's something you need to know. Vitamin E doesn’t absorb all the UVB light. And not just that 一 UVA light which causes skin cancer and skin burns is not absorbed by vitamin E. So, now you know why vitamin E doesn't do the job of a sunscreen.
No more dry and itchy skin
Vitamin E enhances the moisturizing of your skin and saves you from that flaky and rough skin. Topical Vitamin E oil penetrates the surface and protects the top and middle layers of your skin. Since dry skin has less sebum production, rubbing Vitamin E oil can make up for Vitamin E shortage.
Wondering how to use Vitamin E?
Now that you know the Vitamin E benefits for your skin, how can you make the most out of this magical vitamin? Here are some ways you can make use of Vitamin E for your skin.
Rub pure Vitamin E oil on your skin
If you have dry and rough skin, this might be a feasible option. It will improve the moisture levels of your skin and make it soft and supple. If you have oily skin, ignore this step. Yes, oily skin has enough Vitamin E, naturally produced by sebum (your skin oil).
Consume it - either through supplements or through diet.
Did you know consuming Vitamin E in the right amounts can help your skin stand up against environmental stressors? There are many ways to include this vitamin in your diet — from capsules to natural sources. The options for natural sources are plenty — broccoli, mango, kiwi, spinach, nuts, sunflower oil, and seeds.
If you are going for supplements, be a little careful. The daily dietary allowance of Vitamin E for an adult is 15 milligrams a day. If consumed in excess, it will be stored as fat which can even build up to toxic levels. So always consult a doctor before taking supplements.
Use skincare products with Vitamin E
Skincare products with Vitamin E are found to improve the skin's lack of moisture. Look for the label tocopherol (that's how it's often labeled!) and experience the great benefits of Vitamin E for the skin.
Here's a pro tip: Look for products that have both Vitamin E and C. This antioxidant combo will double the magical effects.
So are you planning to try out the benefits of Vitamin E? Have both a Vitamin E-rich diet, and use skincare products that have Vitamin E. You will experience its magic on your skin. Try out the 100% natural products from the Tuco intelligent range and experience both the goodness of nature and the magic of essential vitamins.
- Kojic acid treats skin conditions such as sun damage, scars, and age spots
- Almond oil preserves skin’s natural moisture
To prevent recurrence:
- Wheat germ oil builds collagen
- Honey corrects skin tone and helps in skin brightening
- Lactic acid is a natural AHA that improves skin elasticity and lightens dark spots
- Sodium hyaluronate has the magical duality to moisturize skin and reduce inflammation
To prevent recurrence:
- Arginine PCA captures skin moisture and keeps it hydrated all day long
- Alpha-arbutin brightens skin tone and heals skin damage
Kumkumadi Tailam for Natural Skin Glow
This gentle face oil prevents acne, evens out skin tone, and gives skin a natural glow with ingredients such as kumkuma, chandana, patanga and manjistha
- Kumkuma brightens complexion and reduces age spots
- Chandana improves elasticity and promotes even tone
- Patanga fights free radicals
- Manjishta detoxifies skin