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Says the U.S. National Library of Medicine, “vitamin E is an antioxidant. Meaning it protects body tissue from damage. What kind of damage? That “caused by substances called free radicals, which harm cells, tissues, and organs. These free radicals are believed to play a role in certain conditions related to aging.

Continues the article, “the body also needs vitamin E to help keep the immune system strong against viruses and bacteria. It also helps widen blood vessels and keep blood from clotting inside them. [Lastly,] cells use vitamin E to interact with each other and carry out many important functions.”

So, what role does vitamin E play in cosmetics? How can it help you?

Attacking the Root of Aging

As previously noted by the National Library of Medicine, free radicals harm cells. Here vitamin E protects body tissue from damage caused by these radicals. However, did you know that aging of the skin actually happens as a result of collagen production loss? Since this vitamin helps the skin produce collagen, it slows down the aging process!

Sunburns and Scars

Vitamin E serum applied right your scars helps them to heal. Whether old or new, this antioxidant works to make sure your scars definitely fade. Try massaging the area for about one minute every day. However, for the best results, do so after showering.

This vitamin is also excellent for healing sunburn. Applying this wonderful gift from nature on the skin helps the epidermis absorb it directly. Furthermore, it works on reversing the damage from UV rays. To see results, apply vitamin E twice a day regularly.

Vitamin E for Skin Conditions

Vitamin E and Its Skin Benefits

Vitamin E can help ease tough skin issues like psoriasis and eczema. Apply a lotion containing this antioxidant on the affected skin every day and you should notice improvement of your condition within just a few weeks. However, always consult your dermatologist before starting a new treatment plan.


The information provided herein has been reviewed for accuracy, but cannot be guaranteed to be free of infallalacy. A consultation with a doctor is always needed before receiving treatment of any cosmetic product.

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Published: 20170111
Revised: 20190617

Post Author: Dr. Mirza

With over 15 years of experiences as a licensed physician, Dr. Muhammad Mirza is very knowledgeable in cosmetics. Having specialized in neurology, our doctor knows exactly how to contour cosmetic products to your needs perfectly. Dr. Mirza takes his knowledge and shares it on his website, in his offices, and across various other platforms.

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