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Sometimes described as the master anti aging vitamin – Vitamin E is not a single vitamin – it’s a whole family of eight vitamins that are active throughout the body – each of them with unique functions.
A vitamin E supplement can help you fight skin aging from within and it’s role in reducing oxidative stress make it one of the best anti aging vitamins there is.
Oxidative stress may not mean that much to you immediately – but those two words sum up why your skin ages. Free radical damage causes oxidative stress and the result shows in all the obvious signs of skin aging – lines, wrinkles and sagginess.
Although we need to breathe oxygen to stay alive – oxygen can be a risky substance inside the body because it can make molecules overly reactive. These over reacting molecules are called free radicals and they attack and damage the cell structures around them – a process called oxidative stress.
Vitamin E is one of a group of key anti aging vitamins and minerals that protect the skin and other cell structures in your body from free radical damage. Some researchers believe that vitamin E is the most important of all the anti aging antioxidants – the master vitamin.
Vitamin E works as an anti aging antioxidant either through your diet or when applied directly to your skin.
Applied directly vitamin E protects the skin from ultraviolet radiation (also called UV light) which is one of the main cause of skin aging. There are many research studies proving beyond doubt that vitamin E applied topically to the skin prevents and repairs UV damage.
Vitamin E has similar anti aging benefits in food. Research has shown that eating a diet rich in vitamin E provides skin cell membranes with protection from free radical damage.
Since vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin it can be stored in the body for some time but you need to keep levels topped up regularly to fight skin aging.