Vitamin E has the most numerous and proven effects on our largest organ. Whether it is received through the diet or by using localized creams rich in this vitamin, your skin will be extremely grateful.
Vitamin E is a hypernorm for eight liposoluble (oil-soluble) agents, of which alpha-tocopherol is the most biologically potent. Antioxidants are substances that neutralize the oxidizing effects of free radicals, which are the primary cause of cell destruction, collagen damage in the skin, its aging, dryness and wrinkles.
This vitamin is one of the most powerful antioxidants in nature that fights free radicals, but our body is not able to produce it, so it remains to be taken only through our diet or applied topically.
Effects on the skin
Consumption of foods rich in this vitamin as well as its external use through various creams and oils helps prevent skin aging or damage to DNA molecules in cells.
The intake of vitamin E has been proven to help reduce sunburn, it offers photoprotection from harmful UV rays. But that does not mean that the intake of the vitamin will completely protect you and allow you to bake in the sun!
Also, its anti-oxidant power helps in wound healing and is used in the treatment of burns. By reducing the harmful effects of free radicals on collagen in the skin, this vitamin can provide protection and prevention of wrinkles, but not their removal.
Food sources and daily needs
Although applying creams and oils rich in this vitamin will saturate the skin with a powerful antioxidant, a proper and balanced daily diet can also meet the needs of your skin. The recommended daily allowance for adults is 15mg (22.5 IU) and can be ingested regularly with a variety of nuts, fruits, vegetables and vegetable oils. Vegetable oils such as olive and sunflower are especially rich, but eating almonds, hazelnuts and peanuts is a great way to meet these needs.
Be careful with excessive intake of this vitamin, both through the diet and with the application of various oils because it has an upper limit of intake that should not be exceeded, and topical application in some individuals can cause eczema, rashes and skin problems.
If you eat a handful of almonds a day, you will satisfy about 90% of the daily needs of this vitamin, and at the same time you will protect your heart.