Vitamin E: The Essential Skin Vitamin for Winter
Winter can be a troubling time for your skin – with a combination of cold from the outside and dry heat from the indoors, it can cause your skin to dehydrate and become more susceptible to irritation. Enter Vitamin E, which works to tackle the winter skin blues.
Why Vitamin E?
If you aren’t already familiar with Vitamin E, it is a powerful nutrient that works to maintain healthy skin by protecting cells from free-radical damage. It is generally listed on any ingredients list as it’s common form, tocopherol acetate or tocopherol, and can be found in many beauty products – from moisturisers, masks, oils and much more.
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Fighting the Winter Skin Blues
With the ever-changing weather, Vitamin E acts as a powerful antioxidant to hydrate and nourish the skin all year round, especially in winter. It can work to tackle troublesome winter skin by preventing dryness through its moisturising properties. It does this by retaining the skin’s natural moisture to prevent any water loss – leaving the skin healthy, moisturised and protected.
Sore, red and flaky skin can occur more frequently in the winter. With a little help from Vitamin E, it can bring improvements to the troubled areas and can relieve inflammation, itchiness, and dryness.
Want to experience the benefits of Vitamin E skincare? We’ve listed some of our favourite Vitamin E products to help protect and hydrate your skin this winter.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream
This moisturiser will give you the ultimate Vitamin E boost your skin needs this winter. With its moisturising effects, it can help ward off any dryness.
Available at thebodyshop.co.uk £13
Mario Badescu Special Hand Cream with Vitamin E
Formulated with Vitamin E, Vitamin A, and wheat germ oils, this hand cream will work to hydrate dry, cracked hands without a greasy residue.
Available at beautybay.com £9
Dr Organic Vitamin E Lip Balm
Keep dry lips at bay with this Vitamin E packed lip balm. This lip balm is designed to penetrate and moisturise dry or chapped lips to give instant hydration and conditioning.
Available at hollandandbarrett.com £3.99