Before we get into the benefits of Vitamin E Oil, let’s first understand a few terms that are relevant to the discussion.
Free radicals. What are they?
According to Dr. Diana Howard in an article “What Is A Free Radical?” on The International Dermal Institute website, “Free radicals may be formed through natural human physiological processes as well as from the environment. They may be the result of diet, stress, smoking, alcohol, exercise, inflammation, drugs or exposure to sunlight and air pollutants.”
So what does that mean to us? Remember that old rusty car you had? Or the bike? A similar process of oxidation happens in our body when our cells are exposed to free radical molecules. They break down healthy cells and it is one of the causes of accelerated aging. And what can counteract the oxidation process? You got it! Antioxidants! And what has boat loads of antioxidants? Yup, Vitamin E Oil.
It’s one of the most powerful antioxidants. As an antioxidant, it protects your cells from damage. But our body does not produce Vitamin E, so we have to make sure we get enough of it from our food. Vitamin E is available as a supplement and found in many foods. Some foods that are great sources of Vitamin E are nuts like hazelnuts and almonds, sunflower seeds, spinach, broccoli, avocado, some vegetable oils, tomato, mango and kiwi. This vitamin is fat soluble as opposed to water soluble which leaves your body quickly with excretion, so that means our body can store it and use as needed.
So how does Vitamin E work on the largest organ of your body, the skin? Here’s a great article on the scientific facts on the Skin Protection Effects Of Vitamin E. As the article says, Vitamin E can penetrate the skin easily and stays there to continue its protective functions.
For the less scientific explanation, Vitamin E Oil can help in a host of skin issues. It is anti-aging. It is fantastic for treating wrinkles and age spots. It prevents water loss from the skin and keeps it moisturized and supple. It helps with minor sunburns and some oils containing Vitamin E are also used as a sunscreen. This does NOT mean you can bake in the sun with Vitamin E Oil.
Vitamin E Oil can also help with minor scars and bruises. As with all natural remedies, you need to be patient as the scar lightens over weeks and eventually over a few months should be less noticeable. This happens as the skin first softens and then the regeneration process takes place. Stretch marks can also be prevented by Vitamin E Oil.
Skin problems like psoriasis and eczema can also be helped by Vitamin E as it repairs the skin and brings down inflammation.
A few drops can be used on your cuticles to keep them healthy.
Vitamin E is also said to increase hair growth and stop hair loss. It gives your hair a shiny texture and repairs split ends. Apply a small amount to your scalp and keep it on overnight before shampooing your hair the next morning. Some say it helps reverse grey hair, although I don’t think that has been proven yet.
Let’s face it. We all have stress. And if you live anywhere near a city, you have pollution. Some cities are more polluted than others and I see dramatic differences in those who use the Elixir Serum from those areas. In fact, I am convinced my own illness of urticaria was a result of living overseas in an off the charts polluted city for a year.
When I returned from overseas 3 months ago, you didn’t need a test to see my skin was in bad shape. Not only did I have welts all over, but my skin had aged about 15 years. The wrinkles were deep especially around my mouth, I had crow’s feet, and you could see the damage to my overall skin. Three weeks ago, I had a UV light box test and the lady was so shocked I had no damage on my skin. Not even one spot on my face. She told me that most normal people she tests have some damage, mostly from sun exposure. And I had been in the tropics where the sun is very intense. The main thing I have been doing for my facial skin care is use the Elixir Serum. You be the judge!
Disclaimer: This article is intended to be a general resource only and is not intended to be nor does it constitute medical advice. Any recommendations are based on personal, not professional, opinion only. Individual results may vary. Please see your doctor before trying any home remedy.