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Getting your fix of vitamin E

Whether or not you believe in the power of vitamins, studies (though inconclusive) have demonstrated the ability of vitamin E to repair our skin, fight free radicals and wield other impressive beauty-boosting properties that would make any gel capsule worth its weight in gold.

When it comes to formulating the perfect cocktail of nutrients for your skin, think of vitamin E as the Elixir of Eternity – or, in less dramatic terms, a key anti-aging ingredient that will help keep you looking younger for longer. Vitamin E is not only a powerful antioxidant, but it’s also extremely versatile, and it’s not surprising that some people consider it to be somewhat of a “cure-all” for our skin woes. This nutrient can aid collagen production and prevent free radical damage, which means it can be used to treat and prevent scars, tackle tough cuticles, help soften the effects of the sun (and thus help prevent skin cancer!), reduce the appearance of fine lines, soothe psoriasis, lessen the impact of stretch marks and maintain the skin’s natural balance of oils. Whoa!

Wondering how to get more of this into your life? Here are a few easy steps.

Change up your diet. Many foods are rich in vitamin E, and this makes getting your nutrients both rewarding and delicious. The U.S. Recommended Daily Allowance of vitamin E is 15 milligrams, so enjoy your daily dose through nutritious foods like nuts (almonds especially), oils, sweet potatoes, mangoes, avocados, apples, asparagus, spinach and tomatoes.

Take a supplement. This is probably the most efficient way to get your fixing. If you choose to go this route, consider taking advantage of a pure vitamin E oil capsule that you can puncture and apply topically to your skin. Doing so can help you promote skin-healing activity from both the inside and the outside.

Reconsider your skincare cabinet. If your lotions, moisturizers and other skincare products are lacking in vitamin E, consider swapping them out for formulas that are rich in this essential nutrient. A night cream can wield the most impact, but it’s a good idea to choose a daytime moisturizer so your skin can make the most of its free radical-fighting benefits.

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Lauren Stewart
By: Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart is a freelancer writer from Michigan. She enjoys writing about beauty, health and fitness! She is passionate about learning new ways to take control of her health and wellness and is a makeup and skincare junkie! You can contact her by emailing lrstewar@gmail.com.