If you’ve ever been to your gym’s nutritionist or complained about hair or skin concerns to a friend, the first suggestion you would have received is to start taking vitamin E supplements. It’s a common skin and hair care ingredient that’s beloved by many. From serums to eye creams, you’ll find this potent ingredient in several skincare products. This golden oil is definitely skin-loving. But how does this golden oil benefit your skin exactly? Keep reading to satisfy your curiosity about vitamin E.
What does vitamin E do for your skin!
Vitamin E has been hailed as one of the most promising skincare ingredients. So what does it do and how does it benefit your skin? Here’s what you can expect when you use vitamin E on your skin.
Vitamin E is one of the most nourishing skincare ingredients that helps strengthen your skin barrier. What is the skin barrier? You know that the skin is made up of different layers. And each layer has a unique function. On of the outermost layer, known as the stratum corneum, is the skin barrier. Think of it as a wall that keeps the impurities out and prevents loss of moisture from your skin. This barrier keeps your skin hydrated. A damaged skin barrier can cause dry, itchy, or flaky skin. Vitamin E aids in sealing small cracks in your skin that can allow moisture to escape. It’s simple; a healthy skin barrier equals plump, hydrated skin!
Not only does vitamin E prevent moisture loss, but it also can deliver up to 16 hours of hydration. It is a boon for dry, flaky skin as it prevents as well as treats it with utmost care. One of the top benefits of skincare products that contain vitamin E is longer-lasting moisture retention. This level of moisturization is what keeps your skin soft and supple without any premature signs of ageing. Put it on dry, patchy skin and watch your skin transform!
Ever wondered why some skincare products visibly reduce acne scars and marks faster? It's because they contain vitamin E. Vitamin E is known to speed up skin healing and reduces scaring too. This antioxidant-rich ingredient treats skin injuries, irritation and sunburn as well. Since it is rich in antioxidants, it accelerates the healing process of your skin. That makes it easy to combat sun burns, free radical damage and so much more.
Pollution and sun damage making your skin inflamed? No worries, for skin-soothing vitamin E is just what you need. People with eczema or psoriasis benefit from including vitamin E into their skincare routine. The anti-inflammatory and deep nourishing properties of this ingredient help manage swelling, redness, irritation and inflammation. Those who suffer from acne know how it can cause inflammation that hampers skin texture and tone. Vitamin E, due to its anti-inflammatory properties, is a great match for acne-prone skin.
This vitamin has photo-protective properties, the ability to absorb harsh energy from ultraviolet (UV) rays. This aids in keeping the skin safe from sun damage and sunburn. Vitamin E is rich in antioxidants. It battles the effects of free radicals. Vitamin C also works as a sun-damage protectant, limiting UV exposure that hampers collagen production. Together, these vitamins create a potent layer to be applied under your sunscreen, providing high levels of sun protection.
Vitamin E is considered as the 'first-level-defense' for your skin. It accelerates collagen production. And as you know, collagen keeps your skin plump, smooth and youthful. This vitamin aids in minimizing as well as overturn fine lines, age spots and wrinkles. Since vitamin E provides intense moisturization, it prevents dry skin which accelerates signs of ageing.
How to include vitamin E in your skincare regime
1) Start with a cleanser
A face wash with vitamin E hydrates and repairs your skin. Quench offers a variety of cleansers with the goodness of vitamin E. The cream-based Mama Cica Pore Clearing Exfoliating Face Wash is a great choice for washing away daily grime, reducing excess oil, pimples and keeping your skin bright, supple and glowing.
2) Get exfoliating
Vitamin E makes a great ingredient in gentle exfoliators. It refines the skin without irritating it. The pre-soaked exfoliating Mama Cica Instabright Peel Pads are perfect to restore your skin’s healthy appearance! This exfoliant gently exfoliates the skin, promotes cell renewal and helps in revealing clearer-looking, spotless and smooth skin.
3) Mask it up
Make your skin firm and glowing with a face mask rich in vitamin E. Try the creamy, gentle Bravocado Deep Cleansing Clay Mask that has the goodness of rice water which is a great source of vitamin E. This mask tones, soothes and delivers smooth and glowing skin.
4) Add an essence
A lightweight refreshing essence can be the perfect hydrating and glow boosting product you need in your skincare routine. Our lightweight Mama Cica Intense Oil Control Essence contains sea buckthorn which is natural source of vitamin E. It not only soothes inflamed and irritated skin but also enhances skin texture and gives you radiant looking, spotless skin instantly!
5) Moisturization is next
Moringa seed oil is rich in vitamin E and a moisturizer that contains this essential ingredient can revive your skin. Go for the super-light Mon Cherry Ultra Light Moisturizing Gel that keeps your skin fresh, hydrated and smooth. Give it a try and let it enhance the skin texture and nourish from deep within.
6) DIY itThis versatile skincare ingredient is a staple in DIYs that simply transform your skin. Better skin with vitamin E is easy!
- Glowing skin mask: All you need to do to get clear, luminous skin is one vitamin E capsule and 1 teaspoon of honey. Simply mix it up and apply it evenly on your skin. Leave it to dry for 20 minutes. Then, rinse with cold water.
- Recipe for tight, youthful skin: Mix together one or two vitamin E capsules, one teaspoon of powdered oats and one tablespoon of fresh aloe vera. Apply to the skin, gently massage it in circular motions and wash off. Get smooth, supple and plump skin.
- Hydrating face mask: No more dry, flaky skin! Grab two vitamin E capsules and mix with 6 tablespoons of organic coconut oil. Then let it solidify, store it in a jar. Take a small quantity of the mask, apply it to the face and neck and leave it on the skin for 10 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water.
- Quick spot fix: Acne spots need targeted skin care and a vitamin E capsule delivers it in no time. Burst open the vitamin E capsule using a pin and then apply it onto the desired area. Leave it on overnight for better results.
Hoping that just like us, you’ve fallen in love with this wonderful skincare ingredient by now. Give vitamin E a try and welcome happy, healthy and glowing skin!