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Ingredient spotlight: Vitamin E

The new power ingredient for dewy, glowing skin!

It's important to get the essential supplements that your body needs. Vitamins and minerals help our body’s framework from within but they also have breathtaking outcomes on our external appearance. We're talking thick, lustrous locks, dewy radiant skin, and a healthy immune system. 

What is Vitamin E

Our body needs some basic nutrients, and it’s crucial to get those through foods, supplements or topical application. One such fabulous ingredient is Vitamin E. Now an omnipresent ingredient in skincare, it's to be found in everything from moisturisers to serums, cleansers and other skincare, and even makeup must-haves. One can make the most of Vitamin E’s benefits by consuming foods rich in Vitamin E like soybean and leafy greens, but it works it’s charm well even when applied topically. 

Benefits of Vitamin E

Vitamin E has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties making it super beneficial  for skin and hair. With various advantages healthy-wise, it also boosts your body’s immunity and protects skin and body against infections. It’s also an essential ingredient to maintain the health of your eyes, heart and immune system.

I. Skin

1. Protective layer

If dull, hyperpigmented skin has got you troubled, Vitamin E is definitely your saviour. A perfect pairing with Vitamin C, it not just dulls spots or reduces hyperpigmentation but also protects your skin from external aggressors and sun damage. Incorporating Vitamin E into your skincare routine could be valuable for smooth, healthy skin. Its richness in antioxidants helps prevent darkening of skin caused due to the exposure to UV rays.

A must try for you: Dr. Sheth's Vitamin E & Ginseng Moisturizing Cream

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2. Anti-ageing

Super rich in antioxidants, Vitamin E is truly incredible for your skin. As a rich source of antioxidants, Vitamin E additionally mitigates harm brought about by free radicals, making it a wonder-ingredient for anti-ageing products. It also contains Alpha-tocopherol which is an exceptionally strong antioxidant that protects your skin from the harmful UV rays.  It’s a vital ingredient to maintain healthy skin and a super strong immune system.

Sublime recommends: Dear, Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask


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3. Combats acne

Vitamin E is suitable for people with acne-prone, reactive and sensitive skin. The anti-inflammatory properties of Vitamin E help in diminishing breakouts. It also assists with limiting any discolouration that is caused from acne. It helps in treating any scars or spots caused due to skin inflammation and irritation, and gives you smooth and immaculate skin. It’s been studied that people who are more prone to acne have less Vitamin E concentration in their skin. 

4. Aids in skin regeneration

Vitamin E due to anti-inflammatory properties increases skin regeneration process. Dead cells are substituted by newer, younger cells, making your skin glow from the inside out. It additionally shields your skin from the harmful effects of scorching sun and oxidative stress caused due to free radicals.

II. Hair

1. Improves Scalp Circulation

Vitamin E increases blood flow in the body and improves blood circulation. It fortifies the hair follicle and boosts hair growth thereby strengthening your hair and adding volume. You can also do a quick hair massage at home using products that are rich in Vitamin E. 

2. Balances Oil Production

It works as an essential protective barrier for the skin and locks in moisture. Truth be told, extremely dry and aggravated skin can be the early indication of a lack of Vitamin E. It hydrates, conditions and nourishes the scalp while preventing excess oil production that makes your scalp and hair greasy.

Best pick for you: Detoxie Keratin Repair & Shine Restore Strengthening Hair Mask

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3. Prevents Hair Loss

Our body fights free radical damage and the oxidative stress caused by those free radicals. The antioxidant rich Vitamin E helps combat that oxidative stress which is a major cause of hairfall and a malnourished scalp. Using hair care products that are rich in Vitamin E not just strengthens our hair follicles but also helps in reducing hair fall and other hair related issues. 

Sublime recommends: Coccoon Protective Hair Serum With Argan Oil And Vitamin E


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How to use Vitamin E (Perfect DIYs for you)


I. DIY for dry skin


    1. 2 capsules of Vitamin E
    2. 2 tablespoons of honey
    3. 2 tablespoons of milk


    1. Blend all the ingredients in a bowl and apply the mixture to your face and neck.
    2. Leave it on for thirty minutes and afterwards wash it off with lukewarm water.
    3. Remember to apply a light cream after washing and drying your face to seal the impact of the face pack.

    II. DIY for acne prone skin


      1. 2 Vitamin E capsules


      1. Cut the 2 Vitamin E capsules and pour the contents in a small bowl.
      2. With clean hands, apply the Vitamin E oil straight over the impacted areas on your skin.
      3. Leave it on for a short while and wash it off with water. 


      I. DIY for dry, damaged hair


        1. 1 Avocado
        2. 1 Banana
        3. 1 tbsp Coconut oil
        4. 1 tbsp Honey


        1. Take a bowl and blend Avocado, Banana, Coconut oil, Honey and Vitamin E oil well.
        2. Apply the blend on your scalp with your fingers.
        3. Allow it to sit on the scalp for 20 minutes
        4. Wash it off with lukewarm water or a delicate cleanser.

        Vitamin E: Who should use and who should avoid it?

        Vitamin E is suitable for most skin types. Its exquisite anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties combat acne, hydrate and nourish skin. It is also helpful in soothing skin burns and healing wounds.

        If you have oily skin, it’s suggested that you mix Vitamin E with other products before use. Avoid using Vitamin E oil on its own. When using pure Vitamin E oil, especially people with oily skin might notice the appearance of white and blackheads in blemish prone regions like on the T-zone of the face, eyelids, and around the lips. If you have extremely dry skin, you might use a little bit of pure Vitamin E oil.

        The Takeaway

        With such fabulous qualities and benefits, Vitamin E has made its place in the skincare, beauty and health & wellness industry. Being a rich source of antioxidants, it is a superstar hydrator, nourisher, skin protector and cell regenerator - all the qualities to make your skin healthy, happy and supple! Try it now and find your way to smooth, nourished and radiant skin.

        -Ashi Bansal

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