What does Tocopherol (Vitamin E) do for your skin?

Nourishing your skin from the inside plays a big role in preventing acne. Nourishing from within provides each cell with the nutrition it needs to perform at its best.

Vitamin E has anti-inflammatory properties and acts upon the bacteria causing acne by reducing the formation of comedones. Comedones can loosely be defined as small bumps that begin the process of a larger colony of acne on the skin. You know how you find a little bump one day and then the next morning there are a bunch of little but whiter spots? Those are comedones.

Studies have also shown how Vitamin E’s antioxidant property, its nature of acting as a free radical scavenger protects skin cells from oxidative stress and nourishes them. Free radicals are unstable environmental aggressors searching for a way to become stable. They do this by binding to our skin’s structural components and causing damage to our skin during the process. Minimizing these stressors from entering the skin protects vital components like skin protein. Luckily, vitamin E works well for people with any skin type, from sensitive skin to oily skin, so anyone can reap the benefits.

With its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, Vitamin E helps you fight acne.

You can also add Vitamin E into your diet. Sometimes, applying Vitamin E topically isn’t enough. Healthy skin starts with a healthy diet, and luckily, a lot of healthy foods are packed with Vitamin E. Leafy greens, avocados, sweet potatoes, almonds, butternut squash, olive oil, and other foods are excellent sources of Vitamin E.

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