All vitamins have a specific function and are essential for an overall healthy bodily state. However, the skin, the largest organ of the body and the one we strive to keep looking its best, owes a lot to the vitamin E. Vitamin E is also known as the vitamin of beauty. Your body consists of billions of cells that are surrounded by membranes to protect these cells. This is especially true for the cells of your skin. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant, which aids in ridding the body and skin of free radicals. Various air pollutants like smoking and smog can cause Free Radical damage. Damage to the skin can also be caused by exposure to the sun. Most adverse effects caused by sunlight exposure are the result of photochemical attack of the membranes. Vitamin E is able to protect the skin membranes against damage and ensures immediate replacement of damaged membrane molecules.

Vitamin E protects other fat- soluble vitamins from destruction by oxygen and aids in the usage of vitamin A, a key vitamin for healthy skin as well. The skin is not the only part of the body to benefit from the proper balance of vitamin E in the diet. Vitamin E improves circulation and is necessary for tissue repair, promoting blood clotting and healing. It can even be helpful in treating premenstrual syndrome. By protecting the other essential vitamins, Vitamin E helps the body to function more efficiently. The more efficiently the body is running the better it can repair daily damage that is done internally and externally. Which will help in maintaining healthier skin.

Vitamin E should be taken internally, but can also be applied topically for more direct benefits for the skin. A healthy body and healthy skin are something we all desire; consult with your doctor or pharmacist to find the best way to incorporate the beneficial Vitamin E.


  This article is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. You should promptly seek professional medical advice if you have any concern about your health or physical condition, and you should always consult your physician before following the recommendations presented here.  

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