Vitamin E should be the jewel in the crown of every beauty skincare regime. Vitamin E protects skin from oxidative (cell) damage and supports healthy skin growth. Also know as tocopherol, vitamin E is an antioxidant that can help reduce the risk of oxygen free radical damage from the sun's harmful UV (ultraviolet) rays.
While many people may turn to Vitamin E enriched face and body creams, it's worth bearing in mind that this is not necessarily the best idea. Vitamin E is a great antioxidant, but because it's oil-soluble, it's typically a heavier product than water-soluble antioxidants like vitamin C. For this reason, it is normally advised that those with oily and acne prone skin avoid vitamin E creams and endeavour to increase the Vitamin E intake through food instead.
Foods high in vitamin E include almonds, avocado, hazelnuts, pine nuts and sunflower and corn oils.