Everyone has her own “Holy Grail” when it comes to skincare. Mine is any product that makes my skin glow. One of our staff members, Julia, has skin that radiates dewy beauty. Her secret? “Vitamin E oil.”
I know that Vitamin E supplement capsules are good for your health. But Julia cuts open the capsules and applies the oil directly to her skin at night. I tried this at home and was thrilled with the results, although I use restraint – a little goes a long way!
Vitamin E is both a nutrient and antioxidant, and the oil in its purest form is extremely versatile. If you are hesitant to apply the thick, dark oil directly to your face, look for serum, moisturizers, and skin brighteners that list Vitamin E oil among their first five ingredients. Many skincare companies are championing Vitamin E’s effectiveness in defending against free radicals and other damaging environmental effects, including pollution and ultraviolet exposure.
In addition to giving me the longed-for glow, I was happy to learn that Vitamin E helps combat wrinkles by boosting collagen production, which helps keep skin elastic. Vitamin E oil supports new skin cell growth and speeds up cell regeneration.
Vitamin E is effective in lightning brown spots by lubricating cell membranes and encouraging cell regeneration. It also combats rough skin on your elbows, knees and heels and is super effective in healing dry, cracked cuticles.
You can find Vitamin E capsules in the supplement section of your favorite pharmacy.
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