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Like vitamins A and D, vitamin E is lipid-soluble (i.e. soluble in fat). Therefore, if you want to get your dose, you will need to consume sunflower oil first, then hazelnut oil and to complete the podium, rapeseed oil. Vitamin E has many benefits for your health and morale. And your skin ! Composed of powerful antioxidants such as tocopherol and tocotrienol whose main function is to protect the body from damage caused to cells, it also prevents your skin from premature aging and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In terms of health, vitamin E can also help maintain the immune system and protect against chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Sources of vitamin E
Good fats, mainly! Of plant and animal origin good for health , and not those from fast food.
You will find this miracle vitamin mainly in unprocessed vegetable oils (avocado, sunflower oil, hazelnuts, rapeseed etc.), but also in oilseed foods (almonds, walnuts, wheat) or even fatty fish (sardines, mackerel, herrings). Don’t hesitate to consume it daily and vary the pleasures! Be careful, vitamin E is sensitive to light, so these foods must be stored in opaque containers.
Daily requirements for vitamin E vary from person to person, depending on the person's age and physical condition. Thus, the recommended daily intake of vitamin E is:
- 6 to 7 mg/day for children between 1 and 8 years old
- 11 mg/day for children aged 9 to 13 years
- 12 mg/day from the age of 14
- 15 mg/day for pregnant women
- 19 mg/day in women who are breastfeeding their child
Besides food, it is also possible to find vitamin E in cosmetic products. To do this, you have to look for “tocopherols” on the labels (this is the scientific name for vitamin E). Otherwise, you can put it directly on your skin with vegetable oils rich in vitamin E , such as avocado oil or sweet almond oil .
The 5 virtues of vitamin E for your skin
1. It is hydrating and eliminates dark circles
If you have dry or sensitive skin , it is made for you! Indeed, as it is mainly included in oils, it will provide the necessary fat to the skin to restore comfort and radiance. Cosmetics rich in vitamin E help regenerate dehydrated skin.
Dark circles can be hereditary but they can also be due to fatigue, stress or a poor diet. It is possible to reduce them with vitamin E oil because it hydrates the thin skin of this part of the face and improves blood circulation responsible for the dark color of dark circles.
You can use a vitamin E oil product or take a vitamin E capsule to swallow, cut it and apply the contents as an eye treatment in circular motions, morning and evening.
2. It is anti-oxidant
Another superpower of vitamin E , it acts against skin aging. Its high antioxidant content helps limit the surplus of free radicals stored in our body which gradually destroy our cells. The latter are very unstable chemical molecules and are potentially dangerous to health. Indeed, free radicals accelerate the natural aging process, alter cell membranes and therefore damage DNA.
Consuming vitamin E also promotes the natural production of collagen. Result: the skin remains young and wrinkles appear less quickly.
3. It limits the appearance of wrinkles
As it helps hydrate the skin and increase the production of collagen, a structural protein present in large quantities in the body and giving tissues mechanical resistance to stretching, vitamin E not only prevents the appearance of wrinkles but also acts against bags and dark circles. It is also this collagen which is responsible for the plump and plump appearance of the skin. In addition, thanks to its antioxidant action, it protects the skin from irreversible damage caused by the presence of free radicals. A cream or masks enriched with vitamin E are perfect for preventing the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. You can apply them once a week to dry, clean skin, then rinse well with clean water.
As a bonus, vitamin E, through its antioxidant action, contributes to strengthening nails and improving hair growth.
4. It helps the skin heal faster
It's another boost from the antioxidants and its hydrating effect. The more you add to your skin , the more scars, recent or old, fade. It also acts against all diseases that cause skin irritation, such as dermatitis, eczema or psoriasis. Vitamin E also helps weakened skin to heal: acne, sun burns, etc. To prevent scarring, do not hesitate to consume vitamin E regularly, through food with ingredients rich in it, or through through food supplements. It is also sold in capsule form, ready to be mixed with your usual moisturizing creams, for local application.
5. It makes the skin softer
Because nourished and hydrated skin is soft and supple skin like that of a baby… QED
And yes, vitamin E is a real beauty asset thanks to its antioxidant effect. Through its protection against skin aging, the epidermis maintains a smooth and supple appearance for longer. This fat-soluble vitamin acts as a natural nutrient and helps maintain excellent hydration levels while protecting the skin from external aggressions such as pollution. It is found in many facial and body care creams, but it is also recommended to consume it orally regularly. For more information for a more complete intake or vitamin E deficiency, you can consult your pharmacist.
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