The benefits of Vitamin E for your skin

Few nutrients are as helpful to your skin as Vitamin E. It may seem like an overstatement to suggest that it is a miracle element when it comes to repairing damage or protecting and preventing afflictions of the skin, but it is indeed not far from the truth. This free radical blocking, anti-oxidant helps protect against the harmful cancer-causing rays of the sun, helps your skin look younger and holds onto the revitalising moisture in your skin for a more extended period all the while reducing even long-standing scars and skin blemishes. The body does not produce this amazing cancer-fighting nutrient naturally so you will have to either get it from the food in your diet or from products enriched with Vitamin E.

Vitamin E can be absorbed through the skin. So when applied topically in the form of products like our Intensive Skin Therapy Moisturising Lotion, that includes both Vitamin E, Organic Aloe Vera and Organic Paw Paw, you know you are doing the best for your skin.

Here are a few of the benefits Vitamin E can offer your skin.

Offers natural UV protection

Especially when used in conjunction with other anti-oxidants, Vitamin E can help prevent cancer-causing free radicals from forming in your skin. It reduces the damage caused by UV rays and when used along with sunblock can drastically reduce the chance of getting sunburnt. Adding a moisturiser that contains Vitamin E along with your sunscreen is taking your sun protection regimen to the next level.

Helps reduce swelling

Vitamin E has anti-inflammatory properties and has been used to ease the swelling caused by rashes, bug bites or skin conditions like eczema. Some forms of inflammation can be stressed related as well, and Vitamin E helps relax the body. Inflammation can often be a response by your immune system. Vitamin E suppresses the production of the elements that cause this immune response in your body thus reducing swelling.

In addition to packing a tube of cream containing Vitamin E when you travel to the beach, it may be helpful to carry it when you go out on a hike or just to the park. The reason being is the vitamin also has the added benefit of reducing itching caused by eczema, bug bites and allergic reactions. Our super sensitive skin friendly Ultra Skin Repair comes in a cooling gel and as a light spray, making it perfect for on-the-go situations.

Acne destroyer

It seems Vitamin E is the perfect answer to the ravishes of acne as well. Its moisturising elements help reduce the itching and irritation caused by acne. It helps eliminate the scars left behind after you finally get rid of the unsightly pimples and attacks the free radicals that can cause some acne in the first place. When combined with other elements like Aloe Vera, as it in our natural Paw Paw cream (Intensive Skin Therapy), it helps cleanse the skin of grease and dirt while boosting the development of new cells.

Hydrate with Vitamin E

As we get older, our skin dries out quicker and loses its elasticity. Stress, environmental factors and age can make our skin look tired and worn. Vitamin E, which is a natural moisturiser, protects and lubricates our skin on a cellular level by providing a protective seal that keeps our cells hydrated.

Erase scars

Another drawback of getting older is that our skin does not heal as quickly or as thoroughly as it did when we were younger. Topical ointments with Vitamin E will overtime help erase any scars left behind by cuts. Applying Vitamin E can also reduce the prominence of stretch marks and other skin blemishes like dark circles around your eyes and brown spots caused by spending too much time in the sun. Applying Vitamin E to minor cuts can also promote proper healing and prevent a scar from forming in the first place.

Don’t feel the burn

In addition to being helpful in healing cuts, Vitamin E is a great natural way to heal burns. Whether its those caused by the sun or a stove, Vitamin E’s antioxidant properties make it one of the best ways to treat your burn injury.

Wrinkles, what wrinkles?

As mentioned, Vitamin E can be one of the things you have in your arsenal of beauty products that can keep you looking young. It promotes new cell growth in the skin which is, thankfully, a hostile environment to the formation of wrinkles. It prevents the formation of dry, flaky skin while also replacing the collagen in your skin, making it supple and less prone to forming lines.

Helps make muscle spasms go away

This one goes a little deeper than the skin, straight down into the muscles. Vitamin E is a natural relaxant and has been proven to relieve the discomfort from minor muscle spasms and general muscle soreness. After your post-workout shower, rub some cream with Vitamin E in it to lessen the pain.

Ultra Skin Repair Gels & Spray

When you need relief from your damaged skin, the Ultra Skin Repair Line soothes and revitalises quickly. The primary ingredients in the Ultra Skin Repair Gels and Spray are Paw Paw, Vitamin E, and Aloe Vera. These ingredients combine for 95% of the Ultra Skin Care Repair Gels and Spray. It's no surprise the line is known for its fast absorption and rehydration properties.

Intensive Skin Therapy Moisturising Lotion

This product stands out from most moisturisers because its main ingredient isn't water. Instead, pure organic Aloe Vera, Vitamin E and Paw Paw account for most of the ingredients in this moisturiser. It's also formulated with Shea Butter and Chamomile to promote hydration and softness.

Both of these Vitamin E rich products are now available at Big W stores nationally.