Vitamin E for Skin: Why It’s Good for You

Vitamins may not literally make the world go round, but they certainly make a big difference in our well-being. Vitamins help reduce inflammation, boost immune systems, and provide you the nutrients you need to take on the day. 

One particular star in the self-care space? Vitamin E, of course! Let’s dive into all that this powerhouse vitamin can do for you. 

What is Vitamin E?

There are dozens of different vitamins out there, each with its own unique benefits for your skin. However, few come close to vitamin E. This soothing antioxidant can help to repair and strengthen cells, creating a stronger defense against damage from the sun and pollutants in the atmosphere.

Vitamin E Benefits for Skin

Our bodies create a natural supply of vitamin E, but it’s often not enough, especially if you have dry skin. Also, as we age, our production of vitamin E decreases over time. Because of this, you may find your body –  particularly your face – to be significantly less oily, meaning it has less protection from toxins that can harm your skin. This is when applying products infused with vitamin E can be especially handy! 

In addition to acting as a barrier, vitamin E keeps the good stuff in and the bad stuff out by locking in moisture to keep the skin soft and hydrated.

Ways to Apply Vitamin E

Not sure how best to add a little Vitamin E to your day? We broke down some of our favorite ways you can soak up vitamin E, but don’t forget to ask your doctor what’s best for you!

Body Creams

One of the easiest ways to apply vitamin E is through lotions, such as our handcrafted body creams. Infused with tons of good-for-you ingredients like avocado oil, shea butter, and vitamin E, you’ll be able to provide your skin with a number of benefits all in one application. To upgrade this from a quick moisturizing to a full-on self-care ritual, try dry brushing first to exfoliate away dead skin cells and prep your body for hydration.

Vitamin E Oil

If you’re especially prone to dry skin, vitamin E oil can be a lifesaver! However, if you naturally produce a lot of oil, directly applying vitamin E oil may make it worse. Ask your dermatologist what your skin type is and if oils like this are right for you.

Eat It!

While this method won’t provide as concentrated relief as topical products, there’s no harm in boosting your vitamin E intake from the inside out! There are plenty of foods you can eat that are rich in vitamin E. From fruits like kiwi and mango to veggies like spinach and broccoli, there’s something for every palate. Why not make a fruity summer salad and mix all of these vitamin rich foods with your favorite dressing?

Try It for Yourself!

Your body is a temple and deserves to be treated like it! Vitamin E is an amazing ingredient for giving your skin some much deserved TLC. Be sure to top off your daily routine with our Cait + Co Handcrafted Body Creams to lock in all the benefits of vitamin E – and thank us later! 

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