Making Sure Your Skincare Regimen Includes Vitamin E Oil for Your Face
Sorting through what different vitamins are good for when it comes to skincare can feel like busy work. But here at MD Glam, we pride ourselves on breaking things down so that you can apply practical knowledge to your own regimen.
Most recently, our team took a closer look at Vitamin E oil for the face and how it can bolster the effects of your skincare routine. And it turns out that Vitamin E is a powerhouse not to be overlooked in any form you can find it in.
What is Vitamin E and Why Does It Matter?
Vitamins as a whole are nutrients that our bodies depend on for nourishment and proper functioning but that we can’t produce ourselves. That means we have to find them elsewhere, such as in our diet or in products that we use externally.
Vitamin E in particular is a fat-soluble vitamin that can be found throughout our diets in items such as vegetables oils, seeds, and nuts. It’s renowned for its antioxidant properties, which means that it helps protect the body against free radicals and oxidative damage caused by things like pollution and UV rays. These harmful byproducts can speed up the aging process while making you look (and feel) dry, taut, wrinkled, and otherwise uncomfortable.
This is especially important in skincare since our skin is subjected to all sorts of elements throughout the day, which can be worsened by poor diet, habits like smoking, and spending too much time unprotected in the sun. Vitamin E is not just an antioxidant, but it’s also an anti-inflammatory, helping to prevent wear and swelling after extended exposure to damaging environments.
Now let’s talk for a minute about something called oxidative stress. Put simply, this condition can occur within the body and, specifically, the skin when you do not produce enough antioxidants on your own. This can lead to things like cellular damage that can take the form of anything from sagging, dull skin to issues with increased disease risk for more internal conditions. Supplementing your skincare routine with Vitamin E can help combat this condition and keep things looking soft and supple.
Other potential benefits of using Vitamin E, specifically as an oil for your face, include:
- Stopping reddening
- Protecting from cellular damage
- Relieving itching
- Minimizing the appearance of scars
- Treating wrinkles and lines
Vitamin E Oil for Your Face: Where and How to Use It
Sure, you can take dietary supplements that deliver additional vitamins and nutrients to your system, and you should consult a physician when doing so. But there are other ways to deliver helpful supplements to your skin without taking them in orally.
Topical application of Vitamin E, most commonly through Vitamin E oil for faces, can help combat the signs of aging associated with skin that has been damaged by the sun. What’s more, it can help to reduce inflammation on the face, helping make you look and feel younger in the process.
Many users find that Vitamin E oil by itself has a bit of a thicker consistency, and they tend to apply it as part of their nightly routine after cleansing. This allows it time to absorb and doesn’t ask for it to compete with the moisturizers or serums you might use as part of your morning routine.
When you’re shopping for products, you’re specifically looking for Vitamin E with its active ingredient of a-tocopherol. Pure Vitamin E oil should be diluted down with other oils such as almond or coconut oil to ensure that the right amount is delivered to the skin. Keep in mind that you may need to wait a while for the product to absorb completely into the skin. Fight the urge to wipe off excess. This is expected, and the wait should be part of your regimen.
Where Else Can I Find Vitamin E?
While Vitamin E on its own is a powerhouse ingredient for reducing inflammation and undoing sun damage, it’s understandable if you aren’t looking to add one more product to your medicine cabinet. The good news is that you can also shop around for products that include Vitamin E and can do double (or triple!) duty as part of your routine.
Look for moisturizers that contain a blend of antioxidants and specifically check the labels for Vitamin E. Moisturizers are a fantastic way to get essential Vitamin E because they are already blended with non-pore clogging oils that help deliver the vitamins to the skin in the form it needs it most. For example, MD Glam’s DMAE Antioxidant Day Moisturizer includes a blend of vitamins and minerals that are designed to counter free radicals and help skin look and feel firmer and smoother. This includes Vitamin E along with Vitamin C and a bevy of supporting oils and ingredients that fortify the skin.
Vitamin E can also be found in certain cleansers if you look through the right product line ups. It can be a real help to the skin to use a cleanser that is supplemented with vitamins and minerals so that as it washes away impurities it also replenishes the skin with much-needed nutrients. The MD Glam Deep Pore Foaming Cleanser includes Vitamins A, B, C, and E in a dynamic combination that hydrate, moisturize, and deliver core nutrients while purifying your pores.
Vitamin E Oil for the Face Done Right by MD Glam
When the MD Glam product line was designed, Dr. Cat considered all of the different vitamins and nutrients that are essential to healthy, vibrant, younger looking skin. She then made sure that every product in the line up was formulated to include every nutrient you’ll need to look and feel your best. Vitamin E not only makes an appearance in our cleansers and moisturizers, but you can even find it in our sunscreen.
What matters is that you make the choice to use products that provide you with the nutrients that are proven to make a difference on your skin care and your skin health. MD Glam’s entire collection is designed to deliver a balanced system of vitamins and minerals that ensure that you really can have it all when it comes to skin care.