Most people aren’t aware that “vitamin E” is a collective description for eight compounds, four tocopherols and four tocotrienols. Getting enough vitamin E seems to be especially critical for the very young, the elderly, and women who are or may become pregnant.
Beauty Benefits of Vitamin E
1.Vitamin E capsules lightens dark lips.
It makes them supple and toned
If your lips are dark and unevenly-colored, it might make you self-conscious, especially if you’ve got no lipstick on!
To lighten dark, uneven lips simply extract the oil from 1 vitamin E capsule and combine it with a skin-lightening essential oil such as lemon oil. Now apply this onto your skin and allow it to rest there for at least 15 minutes. Lemon oil is phototoxic, so do not step into direct sunlight while you have this on your lips.
2.Repairs damaged hair follicles and stimulates hair growth
Toxins and product build-up often cause hair follicles to get damaged and even close off completely. When this happens, the hair tends to thin out and lose its thickness and volume.
Rub a stimulating mixture of 1 tablespoon of rosehip oil, 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil, 4 drops of cedarwood oil and 4 drops of peppermint oil onto your scalp. This stimulates blood flow and repair damaged follicles.
3.Treats dry scalp, reduces dandruff and moisturizes the scalp
Did you know that dandruff is one of the number 1 causes of hair loss? Treating dandruff could be one of the most important solutions to arrest excessive hair fall.
Apply a hair oil consisting of ¼ cup of coconut oil, 2 teaspoons of vitamin E oil, 4 drops of tea tree oil and 4 drops of myrrh oil onto your scalp. Leave overnight and wash off in the morning to treat dandruff.
4. Prevents premature balding and graying of the hair
There’s nothing that makes you look old and boring like a bald head or a mop of gray hair. It’s even worse if you are still young and experiencing premature balding or graying. Prevention is the name of the game and applying hair oils containing vitamin E is a great way to prevent your hair from graying on you.
Taking high doses of vitamin E (RRR-alpha-tocopherol) by mouth together with vitamin C protects against skin inflammation after exposure to UV radiation. However, vitamin E alone does not provide the same benefit. Applying vitamin E to the skin, together with vitamin C and melatonin, provides some protection when used before UV exposure.
6. Repairs Damaged Skin
Vitamin E benefits skin by strengthening the capillary walls and improving moisture and elasticity, acting as a natural anti-aging nutrient within your body. Studies have shown that vitamin E reduces inflammation both within your body and on your skin, helping maintain healthy, youthful skin. (4) These antioxidant properties are also helpful when you’re exposed to cigarette smoke or ultraviolet rays from sunlight, protecting against skin cancer.
Taking vitamin E with vitamin C fights skin inflammation after exposure to UV radiation and can also be useful in decreasing signs of acne and eczema. Vitamin E also helps the healing process in the skin. It’s absorbed by the epidermis layer of the skin and can be used to treat sunburn, which is one of the leading causes of skin cancer, among other factors. Because it speeds up cell regeneration, it can be used to treat scars, acne and wrinkles; this makes your skin look healthier and younger.
7. Thickens Hair
Because vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant, it helps decrease environmental damage to your hair. It can also promote circulation to the scalp. Vitamin E oil can retain the natural moisture in your skin, which helps your scalp from becoming dry and flakey. This oil also makes your hair look healthier and fresher. You can apply a few drops of vitamin E oil on your hair, especially if it looks dry and dull.
Bonus : Vitamin E Foods
According to the USDA, the recommended daily allowance for collective vitamin E is 15 milligrams per day (or 22.5 IU) for adults. (8) I recommend consuming two to three of these vitamin E foods daily to meet your needs:
Sunflower Seeds: 1 cup — 33.41 milligrams (220 percent)
Almonds: 1 cup — 32.98 milligrams (218 percent)
Hazelnuts: 1 cup — 20.29 milligrams (133 percent)
Wheat Germ: 1 cup plain, uncooked — 18 milligrams (120 percent)
Mango: 1 whole raw — 3.02 milligrams (20 percent)
Avocado: One whole raw — 2.68 milligrams (18 percent)
Butternut Squash: 1 cup cooked and cubed squash — 2.64 milligrams (17 percent)
Broccoli: 1 cup cooked — 2.4 milligrams (12 percent)
Spinach: ½ cup cooked or about 2 cups uncooked — 1.9 milligrams (10 percent)
Kiwi: 1 medium — 1.1 milligrams (6 percent)
Tomato: 1 raw — 0.7 milligram (4 percent)