Vitamin E is healthy for us both internally and externally. Vitamin E creams play an important role in skin care products in the form of creams, gels, makeup and more, and for anybody who has any skin care products on their shelf, there is a good bet that at least some of them contain vitamin E.
In skin care products one of its primary targets is as an anti-aging proponent. It does this by reducing the effects of fine lines and wrinkles that invade our skin as we age and by providing our skin with moisture which we lose in the process. Because these fine lines and wrinkles often begin to appear first around the eyes, vitamin E cream for the eyes commands a large presence on the shelves of skin care products and some can be very costly.
Other important vitamin E cream benefits are for protection against the effects of the sun, by preventing and treating sunburn. It also increases the effects of sunscreen if applied at least 20 minutes prior. The vitamin E protects the epidermis layers from damage we suffer from ultra-violet rays.
Different skin conditions and diseases also may respond to vitamin E creams, such as psoriasis, stretch marks, age spots, and because of its sunscreen capabilities may also aid in the prevention of skin cancer. It is also being used extensively in treating acne and acne scars although it is becoming more evident to experts that vitamin E may be more beneficial in the area of acne when taken in oral form.
Vitamin E’s use in treating and decreasing scarring has recently come under scrutiny and there are some experts who believe it may actually make scarring appear worse. However there are those who still believe in its positive effects from their own experience and it may well be a case where what works for some does not always work for others.
Vitamin E can be found in many different types of skin care products combined with oils, natural butters, lotions, and even with tea tree oil. If used with Tea Tree oil remember it has a drying effect and can cause irritation, so take caution when using it in this form. You can even buy a vitamin E stick which resembles a lipstick, but is applied to dry areas of the skin such as around the eyes or to the lips if you are suffering from chapped lips.
When looking for skin care products containing Vitamin E you don’t have to look far. Most drug stores, pharmacies and department stores carry numerous and varied products in many price ranges to suit your budget. If you use a good moisturizer you may already be applying vitamin e and aren’t even aware of it.