How Vitamin-E Positively Impacts Skin Health
A free radical is an atom that is missing one of its electrons. Free radicals damage skin by attempting to steal an electron from an atom in your skin as electrons always want to be in pairs. When this occurs, damage to the DNA of our skin happens – this is known as The Free Radical Theory Of Aging
Free Radicals come from things like smog, pollution, chemicals, pollutants, cigarette smoke, certain foods, pesticides, and even the sun.
Anti-Oxidants are molecules that keep free radicals from taking electrons by giving an electron to the free radical instead – thereby stopping the free radical chain reaction. Anti-Oxidants can be obtained through whole foods, especially colorful fruits and vegetables, and topical compounds such as Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Vitamin A.
Vitamin E is an anti-oxidant. It acts as a scavenger, keeping any free radicals that damage skin, from doing more harm to your skin tissue. Vitamin E is fat-soluble. It’s absorbed into the cell membranes, which protects them from oxidative damage.
In other words, Vitamin E helps your cells “get healthy” and removes the bad “oxidized (rusted)” cells that stop your skin from healing.