You may be wondering why we say that vitamin E is a beauty vitamin? Know that it is THE reference vitamin for improving the health and beauty of hair, nails and skin! It stands out from other vitamins with its antioxidant qualities and is a great health ally. Close-up on the benefits of vitamin E!
What is vitamin E?
Vitamin E is a non-caloric organic substance essential to our metabolism. It is mainly composed of tocopherols (pale yellow oily liquids of the alpha-tocopherol, beta-tocopherol and delta-tocopherol types) and it is poorly synthesized by the body.
It is a fat-soluble vitamin, that is, soluble in fat, but insoluble in water. It resists heat and light, but is not stable in the presence of oxygen and can be destroyed by UV rays (the opposite of the team, which loooooves the sun).
Vitamin E requirements generally depend on an individual's age, condition and diet. They are high when eating a high-fat diet. But whatever the case, an intake of 12 milligrams per day is recommended to avoid deficiency!
What is vitamin E used for?
Vitamin E is a nutrient with multiple virtues: its antioxidant properties give it impressive powers that help resolve hair, skin, nails and health problems.
When it comes to the benefits of vitamin E for hair, let's start at the beginning: this vitamin promotes hair growth. It stimulates blood circulation, including in the scalp, which allows for healthy hair and therefore promotes its growth.
Vitamin E also slows down the hair aging process. It remedies tissue oxidation: in short, it prevents the appearance of white or gray hair, thinning and hair loss.
Furthermore, vitamin E strengthens hair shine. Not only does it make them stronger, but it also allows you to have radiant and luminous hair.
Finally, we must not forget that vitamin E treats split ends. It repairs the damage caused by chemicals and external aggressions on the hair and allows you to have healthy hair.
The benefits of vitamin E on the skin
For the skin too, the virtues of vitamin E are numerous. First of all, vitamin E will give you soft and supple skin. It protects the epidermis from skin aging, for a peach skin objective achieved!
Vitamin E also maintains a good level of hydration while protecting the skin from external aggressions.
But that's not all, vitamin E is also effective in fighting the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. An excellent antioxidant, it protects the skin from damage caused by the presence of free radicals. Bonus: it also stimulates collagen production!
Finally, note that vitamin E helps soothe and repair damaged skin. It fights against acne and burns due to sun exposure by regenerating the skin and repairing the epidermis.
It can even soothe skin problems such as atopic eczema, chronic skin diseases, redness and itching. Not to mention the fact that it optimizes healing. In short, everything is good in vitamin E!
The benefits of vitamin E on nails
The benefits of vitamin E do not only affect hair and skin, they also concern nails. In fact, it's the best vitamin for having beautiful nails and for fighting against ridged nails: you dreamed of it, it does it!
Thanks to its antioxidant function, it limits the aging of nails. It nourishes them, hydrates them and protects them from free radicals. Vitamin E means healthy, unified and smoothed nails! Do not wait any longer !
The health benefits of vitamin E
Finally, because it is essential: the health benefits of vitamin E are also very numerous. It protects the body from damage caused to cells and contributes to the good health of the immune system and limits cellular aging. Thus, it reduces the risks of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative diseases and cancer.
Furthermore, vitamin E acts synergistically with other nutrients such as vitamin C, beta-carotene and selenium. It prevents damage to the arteries thanks to its anti-inflammatory action and its role in the production of vasodilator substances. A vitamin that does everything: we love it!
Unlike many of its sisters, vitamin E is found primarily in vegetable oils, particularly wheat germ oil, sunflower oil, olive oil, avocado oil, hazelnut and rapeseed oil.
You will also find it in margarines and oilseed dried fruits: almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts. You knew it, we confirm it: these foods are your best friends!
Ripe fruits and vegetables such as peach, kiwi, avocado, spinach, prune, dried apricot and broccoli are also very rich in vitamin E. Without forgetting fatty fish such as sardines, mackerel and salmon, eggs, milk and cereals fortified with vitamin E.
Small example: 2 tablespoons of rapeseed oil, a portion of cooked salmon, a kiwi and a dried apricot complete 100% of the recommended intake for an adult.
How to prevent/fill a vitamin E deficiency?
A healthy, balanced and varied food composition
To prevent vitamin E deficiency, you must opt for a healthy and balanced diet. This nutrient is very present in foods high in good fats, so you should not hesitate to include these in your diet. We made you a very full list just before, so no more excuses!
Also diversify your meals: no, eating sardines morning, noon and evening is not a good way to supplement your daily intake of vitamin E!
A treatment based on a food supplement enriched with vitamin E
In the event of a deficiency, you must follow a treatment which results in taking a food supplement enriched with vitamin E. This product makes it possible to fill the missing quantity of vitamin E in your body while fighting against the possible effects of the deficiency on your hair, skin, nails and health. And because we enhance your hair every day, Hair boost and Mama contain vitamin E!
Hair care with vitamin E
To take care of your hair, you can also turn to hair care with vitamin E. A shampoo with vitamin E, for example, is ideal for hydrating and beautifying the hair. It is a gentle formula that helps regenerate the scalp's natural moisture and is also perfect for making hair shinier and healthier.
Vitamin E oil is also a very good moisturizing, nourishing and antioxidant product dedicated to dry and devitalized hair, thick hair and colored hair. This oil prevents hair loss and restores luster and shine to hair.
Of course, you can also prepare and apply a homemade hair mask to your hair based on ingredients rich in vitamin E: a mixture of egg and olive oil will be great. This recipe is perfect for hair that needs conditioning moisture, as it will leave it shiny and silky in just one treatment.
Even better ! If you use it once a week, it will deeply nourish your hair and maintain the health and shine of your hair all year round.
Creams and cosmetics with vitamin E
To improve the health and beauty of your skin, you can apply a cream rich in vitamin E daily. This will block the action of free radicals on the epidermis and reduce cellular damage linked to exposure to UV rays. and radiotherapy.
It also acts as an anti-inflammatory and maintains the elasticity and hydration of the skin. Finally, it strengthens the skin's hydrolipidic film and improves the skin's blood microcirculation.
An oil bath or nail polish enriched with vitamin E
To say goodbye to streaky nails, don't hesitate to apply vitamin E directly to your nails. Two options are available to you: a good oil bath or a nail polish enriched with vitamin E (we prefer the first solution).
Oil bath tutorial: apply a cotton pad soaked in vitamin E oil to each of your nails and leave for about 20 minutes. This operation should be repeated at least 3 times a week until wonderful results are achieved!
For nail polish, choose a clear nail polish and add vitamin E oil to it. Then apply the mixture to all of your nails evenly.
And there you have it, you know everything about vitamin E and its multiple benefits! To find out even more, great article here ! And don't hesitate to take the bull by the horns and turn to our food supplements: Monsieur for men, Resolution No. 1 for a growth, anti-hair loss, volume and nutrition formula... But also our out formulas, with Resolution N°3 , our anti-hair loss serum, and Resolution N°4 , our active growth roll-on!
With all of this, you are ready to have dream hair!