We’re always taught that taking our vitamins and minerals is good for our health, and one of the most well-known nutrients is Vitamin E. Naturally found in a variety of food products, and added to many beauty products, Vitamin E is known for all the benefits it provides for the skin, on both the inside and outside.
But what exactly is Vitamin E?
Vitamin E Basics
Vitamin E can be found in three different forms:
As an oil
As a supplement
Naturally occurring in food
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble nutrient that is considered to be an antioxidant. This means that many Vitamin E benefits target any sort of skin or cell issues, and fight against skin aging or skin diseases. It’s why Vitamin E oil is included in many moisturizer products, as it helps to treat dry skin. Vitamin E is also skin safe, and can be applied directly to the skin, such as from a supplement capsule.
As mentioned before, Vitamin E can be found in a variety of foods, like various greens, nuts, and fruits and vegetables. Eating a healthy diet that consists of various foods like spinach, papaya, sweet potatoes, eggs, tomatoes and more will provide the proper balance of Vitamin E needed for the body. People with dietary restrictions can still keep track of their Vitamin E intake with supplements, which may also be advised if experiencing a Vitamin E deficiency, although rare.
Other Vitamin E Benefits
Aside from acting as a moisturizer for the skin, Vitamin E has other benefits for the body. As far as skincare goes, Vitamin E can help to treat sunburns and prevent sun damage, because of its antioxidant properties. This in turn,can help to decrease the risk of skin cancer since Vitamin E targets skin cells and works to repair or rejuvenate them. Vitamin E is also used to treat a variety of skin disorders like eczema, psoriasis, and reducing the appearance of scars and wrinkles.
Vitamin E is also considered a brain food as it helps to circulate blood in the nerves and provides nourishment to your nervous system. It is believed that a lack of Vitamin E can lead to brain disorders, so it’s important to make sure to keep your Vitamin E intake up.
Other Vitamin E benefits include:
A protected immune system
Reduced risk of cancers
Better nail health
Essentially, Vitamin E benefits the body in various ways. It’s properties as an antioxidant allow it to fight infection, and it also helps with the regulation and production of other systems and hormones within the body.
AIRE and Vitamin E
At AIRE Ancient Baths, we like to incorporate natural and healthy ingredients into our treatments so that visitors can get the most out of their AIRE Experience. AIRE currently offers two different experiences that focus on moisturizing the skin and providing the benefits of Vitamin E. These two AIRE Rituals rely on oil ingredients that have naturally occurring Vitamin E in them, alongside other nutrients to provide many benefits to the skin while relaxing:
The Olive Essence Ritual
Olive oil as a moisturizer has been a Mediterranean beauty secret for years. Natural olive oil has the same chemical compounds as human skin, and can be absorbed more easily, making it easier to moisturize. Olive oil also contains Vitamins A and E, to help fight against sun damage and prevent skin from aging.
The Ancient Argan Ritual
Argan oil, or liquid gold as it’s known, has been used by Berber women for centuries. This moisturizing experience focuses on treating both the body and the face with argan oil and argan cream products during a relaxing full-body massage and a facial massage.Argan oil contains Vitamin E, omega fatty acids, and linoleic acids that act as a lightweight moisturizer on the skin, and can help to soften dry patches. It’s light enough to be used in conjunction during a facial massage with jade stones won’t leave your skin feeling greasy.