Vitamin E - For Skin Care, UV Damage and Scarring
is a fat-soluble, essential nutrient with anti-inflammatory properties.
Vitamin E helps support the immune system, cell function, and skin health.
, making it effective at combating the effects of free radicals produced by
the metabolism of food and toxins in the environment.
Vitamin E may be beneficial at reducing UV damage to the skin. The UV light
and sun exposure reduce vitamin E levels in the skin. Vitamin E levels also
decrease with age. It may also be effective at reducing the symptoms of
Vitamin E can be absorbed even better when combined with
. An animal study reported in
Nutrition and Cancer Trusted Source
indicated that topical use of Vitamin E reduced acute and chronic skin
damage caused by UV irradiation. Many vitamin E supplements come in the
form of capsules that can be broken open and used directly on dry areas.
Studies vary on the benefits of Vitamin E on scarring, however, some
studies found that children with surgical scars who used vitamin E three
times daily didn’t develop keloids (extra scar tissue over the wound).
Researchers found that using vitamin E before and after surgery improved
the way wounds healed. It has been demonstrated that a significant
proportion of medical professionals and many patients believe that the
treatment of scars with topical vitamin E can help to improve the cosmetic
outcome of a scar.
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