National Healthy Skin Month: Skin Benefits of Vitamin E
November is National Healthy Skin Month, and we're looking at all-natural products that can help you achieve your healthiest skin. Vitamin E is a potent, natural antioxidant that dermatologists recommend to moisturize your skin, relieve inflammation, and protect it from damage.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that absorbs readily into the skin, making topical application an effective way to deliver it. Sebum, a waxy, oily substance produced in our skin for lubrication, naturally contains Vitamin E, and there's evidence to suggest that using topical Vitamin E can help increase its storage in the sebaceous glands. This means that using it topically helps to hydrate your skin, and it's commonly used as a moisturizer for dry, patchy skin.
Vitamin E doesn't just hydrate your skin, but helps to maintain your cell membrane, providing a barrier to keep moisture in the cell. This action, in addition to its function as a potent antioxidant compound, means that Vitamin E can effectively relieve inflammation. It's commonly used to fight inflammatory skin conditions, particularly eczema (atopic dermatitis).
A Powerful Antioxidant
As an antioxidant, Vitamin E protects cell membranes on the skin and elsewhere from free radicals. These unstable cells cause oxidative stress, in which an excess of free radicals can cause damage to cells, leading to inflammation, visible signs of aging, or chronic illness. By scavenging these free radicals, Vitamin E prevents long-term damage to your cells as well as reduces signs of aging.
Vitamin E in the skin helps to absorb UVB rays, the form of light responsible for sunburns and aging skin. In combination with Vitamin C, it can also increase the amount of time it takes skin to burn, making it a great addition to your normal sunblock.
Products with Vitamin E
Mountain Ice Advanced Hand Sanitizer
When you're looking for a hand sanitizer you can trust to effectively kill germs, choose Mountain Ice Advanced Hand Sanitizer! Thanks to the power of Vitamin E, aloe vera, and tea tree oil, our 72% alcohol formulation kills germs while moisturizing your hands. Get effective protection from pathogens without dry hands with Mountain Ice Advanced Hand Sanitizer.
Mountain Ice Muscle Therapy Gel
Vitamin E is a key ingredient in our new Mountain Ice Muscle Therapy Gel, not only for its effectiveness in skin care, but also for its ability to relieve soreness and reduce inflammation after exercise. Try a sample today to propel your body to peak athletic performance!
Vitamin E is also an important component of Mountain Ice Pain Relief Gel! In addition to its effectiveness in skin care and protecting your skin from damage, Vitamin E is crucial for muscle health and growth. It promotes faster muscle rebuilding and recovery from injury, and protects your cells to relieve pain in your muscles and joints. Melt the Pain Away with the power of Vitamin E in Mountain Ice!