Well + Good Calls Vitamin E One Of The Top Nutrients For Healthy Skin—Here’s Our Favorite Way To Get It
The headlines agree: Vitamin E is one of the most important nutrients for healthy, glowing-from-within skin. Packed with powerful benefits, this fat-soluble, anti-inflammatory antioxidant can help keep your cells protected against the effects of free radicals—in other words, unstable atoms that cause cell damage linked to aging.
In a recent article on Well+Good, writer Francesa Krempa listed Vitamin E as one of seven non-negotiable nutrients that supports radiant skin. Read on to learn more about Vitamin E, why it’s important, and how to make sure you’re working it into your daily routine.
Clear Skin From The Inside Out
Our skin is the largest organ in the body, and when we run into breakouts, blemishes, dry skin and other conditions, these external indicators can be helpful signals that something needs to be addressed in our dietary health.
We all know that a diet deficient in vitamins and nutrients doesn’t do our skin any good. When we consciously include functional foods (those that contribute to optimal health) in our everyday eating plan, we no longer have to rely on topical treatments alone for healthy skin.
That’s exactly where coconut oil comes in: Because Vitamin E is a naturally-occurring component, you’re getting a healthy amount of antioxidants when you cook with and consume coconut oil. Our favorite way to get our daily dose? Blending up a tablespoon of CoCo in our morning smoothie or starting the day with a spoonful of coconut oil alongside a bowl of antioxidant-rich berries. Either of these options is a delicious way to get firm, fresh, and hydrated skin.
Anti-Aging Benefits of Vitamin E
As we noted above, Vitamin E is an antioxidant game-changer when it comes to protecting your cells. Keeping your skin guarded against oxidative stress—a major cause of cellular damage and accelerated aging—helps fight wrinkles while retaining skin moisture and elasticity. In the article, Veronica Campbell, RDN, compares oxidation to an avocado going from green to brown (a helpful picture, isn’t it?). Vitamin E, or as we like to call it, coconut oil’s best-kept secret, will keep your skin ageless, reducing the appearance of age spots and wrinkles. What’s more, because Conscious Coconut Oil has four times the antioxidants of average coconut oil, you can feel confident knowing that you’re doing good things for your skin.
And while we love working coconut oil into our daily meals (see above), applying CoCo directly to the skin can result in a smoother, more luminous complexion. Applying coconut oil topically on a daily basis helps to strengthen skin and boost new skin cell production. Consider coconut oil your one-stop solution for stretch marks, dark circles, and more.
Coconut Oil Does It All
Speaking of multitasking, while we love staying on top of the latest science in skincare, we stand by our tried-and-true favorite, CoCo, as a supportive solution for all our beauty and wellness needs. Once you have your age-fighting skincare routine on lock, you can take the benefits of Vitamin E a step further and incorporate it into your shower routine. The abundant fatty acids found in coconut oil not only help keep your skin moisturized, but do double duty in giving your hair some serious shine.
Wondering how to make this happen? Commit to a little self-care sesh and do a DIY hair mask. Apply coconut oil all throughout your hair, cover with a shower cap, wrap with a towel, and kick up your feet for half an hour. Rinse out and voilà—shining hair to match your gorgeous skin.
Want to learn more about why we love Vitamin E so much? Check out this post for our full list of soft-skin benefits.
Here at Conscious Coconut, we’re mindful of all the ways our cold-pressed, virgin coconut oil can help you live your healthiest and happiest life. Join the wellness revolution and explore all of our offerings for beauty, wellness, and health right here.