Vitamin Ε, otherwise known as tocopherol, belongs to the class of fat-soluble vitamins. It is found in abundance in nuts, natural oils (e.g. olive oil), cereal, liver etc.
In addition to its other functions, Vitamin E is considered one of the most powerful natural antioxidants, as it prevents the propagation of free radicals.
Another property of vitamin Ε is to promote the growth of new cells and hydrate dry and tired skin. So, you can enjoy all the benefits this vitamin has to offer by simply including a variety of natural oils in your daily face and body care routine. For instance, coconut and avocado oils are rich in vitamin Ε and protect the skin from UV radiation.
Apart from the natural sources of vitamin E through nutrition, you can also get considerable quantities of it from various personal care products, such as shampoos and creams that can provide you with all the beneficial properties of the vitamin. Some effective beauty treatments with vitamin Ε are the following:
• Vitamin Ε for soft, shiny hair
Mix vitamin E and coconut oil. Heat the oil mixture at a low temperature. Apply the warm oil onto your scalp and massage gently with your fingertips and palms for 20 minutes. When warm, the oil becomes more effective as it opens the pores of the skin, thus allowing the mix to penetrate deeper into the scalp. After this warm oil massage, wash your hair with a mild shampoo, apply a conditioner and rinse.
• Vitamin Ε for stronger fingernails
Weak, fragile fingernails can be treated and reinforced with the help of vitamin E oil. Apply nightly before going to bed. Rubbing vitamin E oil into your fingernails to prevent loss of moisture and breakage and make them healthier.
• Vitamin Ε for the removal of acne scars and marks in just a few weeks.
• Lip Balm with vitamin E for soft, naturally rosey lips
Mix petroleum jelly with vitamin E oil and heat the mixture. As soon as it melts, pour rapidly in a used lip balm or any other clean container – it will become solid within minutes at room temperature. It can be then
used as a handmade lip balm to soften your lips and retain their natural color.