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Vitamin E for Everything Skin Related

Vitamin E for Everything Skin Related

If you’ve taken a slow stroll down the skin care aisle of your favorite store recently, then you’ve no doubt seen the multitude of skin care products containing Vitamin E, a nutrient essential for healthy skin. While we may traditionally think of Vitamin E in terms of the foods we eat or dietary supplements, our skin may receive even greater advantages from using topical creams, lotions, and sunscreens enhanced with Vitamin E. Consider the following benefits of using Vitamin E enriched skin care products.

Younger looking skin – Our skin is under constant attack from environmental factors such as pollution and sun exposure. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps fight against the cell-damaging free radicals formed in our bodies when exposed to these agents. The use of moisturizers containing Vitamin E can help protect skin against premature
aging.

Enhanced protection from the sun – Choosing a sunscreen with Vitamin E offers an extra measure of protection from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays.

Relief of dry, itchy skin – Vitamin E creams moisturize the skin and help relieve itching. A Vitamin E lotion can also offer soothing relief from a painful sunburn.

Treatment of skin disorders – People who suffer from skin ailments, such as psoriasis or eczema, may see improvement from the use of topical Vitamin E ointments and creams.

Additional potential benefits – While not definitively proven, some suggest Vitamin E skin creams may help reduce the appearance of scarring from acne and surgical procedures. Others propose Vitamin E skin care products may minimize the noticeability of stretch marks and age spots and assist in the healing of cuts and burns.

In addition to using Vitamin E skin care products, continue nourishing your skin by eating a well-balanced diet including Vitamin E rich foods, such as asparagus, spinach, eggs, blueberries, almonds, avocados, and whole grains.

By Freelancer Dondra Vaughn

If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1910, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.