Vitamin E and Skin Care
Like Robin to Batman, Vitamin E is often seen as the trusty sidekick to vitamin C. Often used in conjunction with vitamin C, vitamin E is one of the most popular ingredients in anti-aging skin care products currently on the market.
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Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant nutrient, which means it helps delay cell aging and supplies much-needed oxygen to the blood, heart and other essential organs. Essentially, vitamin E is indirectly responsible for supplying the body with the energy and nourishment it needs to carry out its daily tasks.
Skin care products that contain vitamin E are considered effective anti-aging wrinkle treatments. Vitamin E is most effective when taken with vitamin C because vitamin C helps the body to absorb vitamin E. Like vitamin C, vitamin E can be applied to relieve sunburns and soothe pain caused by severe skin problems.
Although vitamin E is not proven to prevent scarring, it has been shown to reduce the effects of scarring on the skin when applied over a long period of time. Good sources of vitamin E include nuts - such as almonds, peanuts, walnuts - and fruits such as kiwi, mango, green leafy vegetables and vegetable oils made with soybeans, corn or sunflower seeds.