Know your skin

Know Your skin

How Vitamin E can help in Treating your Acne?

How Vitamin E can help in Treating your Acne

Vitamin E is a miraculous substance for your health. It has an ability to replenish your skin and keep it amazingly flawless.  

Vitamin E is a group of chemical compounds which is found in oils along with green leafy and other vegetables. It is an antioxidant which is stored in fatty tissues and moves through the lymphatic system to get into the bloodstream. The main functions of vitamin E include increasing blood flow, supporting cell membranes, and strengthening the heart, muscles, and the skin.

Vitamin E and Acne

When it comes to oily skin and acne, sebum is the villain. Sebum is produced by the sebaceous glands, and is required to transmit nutrients throughout the body. Apart from this, it is also an agent that acts as a shield between your system and germs. As the oxidation of sebum disables the sebum’s guarding abilities, it is provided with antioxidants to perform its role.

Basically, antioxidants fight against free radicals in the body. These free radicals are widely known to damage skin cells and can even lead to acne breakouts. This is where vitamin E comes into picture. Vitamin E is an antioxidant which safeguards sebum against the oxidation process, while at the same time, contributing to a healthier immune system.

Wonders of Vitamin E

Your skin can get irritated and inflamed when it is dry. Keeping it moisturized is very necessary. The moisturizing property of vitamin E allows your skin’s natural oil to be retained, instead of drying out. 

As vitamin E is fat-soluble, it gets easily absorbed into the skin. This leads to faster healing of acne and its scars. Not only this, it also controls the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. The collagen improves the skin’s elasticity and helps in keeping the skin hydrated. It can also reduce dryness as well as wrinkles.

There are two ways to provide adequate amount of vitamin E to your body. You can either consume it or apply it directly on the skin:

  • Wash your face with a cleanser and rinse it properly. Do not pat your face dry with a towel. Taken a cotton ball, soak it in vitamin E oil, and dab it gently on your acne. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes and rinse. You can always wash your face with AcneStar soap for better results. Moreover, you can also mix vitamin E with other ingredients such as Aloe Vera, coconut oil or tea tree oil.
  • Food sources such as fish, eggs, broccoli, and meat are rich in vitamin E. Nuts such as almonds are also an excellent source of vitamin E.

While the consumption of Vitamin E can make your skin smoother and clearer, there are still chances that you may experience acne breakouts. In such a scenario, applying AcneStar gel or a top quality acne face wash can help you to get rid of the condition effectively.

However, the first step towards fighting acne is to know your skin type and be aware of your body changes. Stay glowing, stay acne-free!

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