Vitamin E and Dermatology
Vitamin E has been around for over 50 years and continues to be an essential fat soluble antioxidant in use in dermatology. It is also used in some personal care products. I have always enjoyed using Vitamin E as a skin protector and moisturizer, but now that I am reviewing the best products for dry skin, I want to share what I have learned about Vitamin E and why it is still one of the best products for dry skin. This article discusses Vitamin E as a skin care ingredient, as well as other ingredients that are considered by most skin care professionals to be excellent ingredients for daily use.
Vitamin E is a good source of vitamin A, which is needed for the maintenance of healthy skin. In studies suggest that Vitamin E oil may be beneficial for reversing wrinkles. How to use Vitamin E for reversing wrinkles? Vitamin E oil is one of the best products for dry skin, but it needs to be paired with other antioxidant ingredients if it is going to reverse wrinkles. Vitamin E oil is an antioxidant, so it is able to repair free radical damage from UV exposure. Free radical damage is responsible for the formation of fine lines and wrinkles on the skin.
Other antioxidant ingredients in topical vitamin e lotions include tocopherol and flavonoids. Toconutherol is a powerful antioxidant that has been shown in clinical studies to protect against aging and cancer, as well as reducing the damage caused by UV light. Toconutherol can be found in some of the better quality skincare creams and topical vitamin e lotions on the market. I would suggest looking for a product that contains tocopherol or flavonoid, if you are looking for an effective and beneficial facial cream.
Vitamin E may also help relieve the symptoms of atopic dermatitis. The use of topical vitamin e can alleviate the redness and itching associated with atopic dermatitis. Oral vitamin E has also shown efficacy in the treatment of atopic dermatitis. In a placebo-controlled trial of adults with atopic dermatitis, participants were given placebo and oral vitamin E capsules once daily for four weeks.
Vitamin E is one of the naturally occurring “antioxidants”. Other naturally occurring antioxidants are vitamin c and vitamin D. Vitamin E can help prevent oxidative stress, which is one of the main causes of aging. Oxidative stress can lead to cellular aging and the development of cardiovascular disease. It has also been shown that vitamin E has antimicrobial activity. Antioxidants can reduce the risk of infections and inflammation associated with certain types of cancer.
So, it makes sense that using topical vitamin e could have some benefit in the treatment of dermatology problems. However, before you pick up a tube of rubbing oil or cream in your bathroom make sure to check with your pharmacist. He or she may be able to recommend a brand of skin creams or lotions that contain tocopherol, a form of Vitamin E.
Tocotrienols, a form of Vitamin E, was initially tested in patients with mild forms of advanced atrophic keratosis (level of evidence IV). At the level of evidence IV, tocotrienol caused no side effects. However, clinical trials in patients with severe erythema multiforme (level of evidence IV), macular destruction, and pustular lesions did show a side effect: increased sensitivity to light. No dosage adjustments were made, and tocotrienols remained on the market as a prescription medication. When confronted with this problem, it’s not likely that anyone will want to give up cold creams and lotions that have been on the market for decades.
Vitamin E is found in many foods. The recommended daily amount is 50 mg per person for women and children, and a lesser amount of vitamin e for men. You can buy vitamin e capsules at gourmet food stores or online. There are also topical products and shampoos with vitamin e in them. As long as you use them according to the package directions, you will be safe.