Free Radicals BlockedWhat’s a free radical? When an atom is missing an electron, it sticks to an extra electron from atoms within your skin. When this happens, it damages your skin, causing damage to the cells involve activated oxygen species (AOS) which harm genetic material, result in lipid peroxidation in cell membranes, and deactivate membrane-bound enzymes as stated by this medical study. When you apply vitamin E topically, you’re providing your skin with a protective shield: antioxidants. Vitamin E has an anti-inflammatory and antiproliferative effect as it works to smooth the skin and provide photoprotection.
Offers Antioxidant PropertiesOregon State Medicine states that because vitamin E is considered an antioxidant, it primarily reacts with reactive oxygen species (ROS). Meaning vitamin E combats the damages done by ROS to bring your skin back to a healthy state. Antioxidants are a good thing; they delay oxidation of a substance. Vitamin E “protects against oxidative damage by acting directly with a variety of oxygen radicals.”
Tackle Under-Eye CirclesThe cause of dark under-eye circles may be traced back to several reasons. Sleep deprivation, allergies, nasal congestion… the list goes on. But one thing we know for sure is that they’re unwanted. According to this medical study, when vitamin E is applied topically to your skin, it has shown moderate results when reducing dark under-eye circles. Be sure to pat not rub oil near your under-eye skin.
Works Well With Vitamin CDid you catch our earlier blog about vitamin C and the anti-aging secrets you should know? If you’re already on the vitamin C train, adding vitamin E will be no brainer. UVA and UVB rays speed up the aging process as they weaken the elasticity and promote degradation of your skin when exposed to unhealthy amounts. As stated in this medical study, “A combination of both vitamins E and C [provide] very good protection from a UVB insult….” By pairing the two vitamins, you will give your skin extra strength protection against the sun, which we know promotes aging. Vitamin E has shown to absorb UV light. While our devices do not use UV light, we recommend utilizing vitamin E oil after your light therapy session. Are you ready to incorporate vitamin E oil into your skin care routine? Let us know which vitamin E oil benefit you’re most excited about in the comments below.
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