Monday, September 28, 2009
Anti-aging Skin Care: Vitamin E slow’s down the Aging process and keeps you looking Younger Longer
Our bodies produce free radicals and anti-oxidants on a continuous basis. As we grow older, we produce more free radicals, and less anti-oxidants. Free radicals are like rust to metal. Utra violet light, pollutants, and smoke produce free radicals which cause oxidation to skin cells, and the degeneration of internal organs. Anti-oxidants, on the other hand, fight and prevent free radicals from harm to body tissue at the cellular level.
Vitamin E contains powerful anti-oxidants which can be obtained from diet. Foods including broccoli, almonds, blackberries, bananas, apples, kiwi fruit, sunflower seeds, peanuts, Brazil nuts, pine nuts, avocadoes, spinach, and leafy green vegetables are rich sources of Vitamin E. However, many people are Vitamin E deficient because they cannot receive their full RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) from diet alone. So an oral supplement might be necessary. For adults, a normal daily intake of 10 to 30IU of Vitamin E is recommended, and 200IU to 400IU for anti-aging purposes.
Other than anti-aging skin care benefits, Vitamin E boost immunity levels, reduces hot flashes in menopausal women, thwarts arthritis, fights cancer and heart disease. A topical solution of Vitamin E cream applied to the skin reduces wrinkles, heals minor cuts and abrasions without leaving scars. A Vitamin E cream heals, seals, and soothes broken and stressed skin tissue.
Too much Vitamin E taken daily can do you harm, so try not to ingest more than 400IU per day. If consumed excessively, it can cause hemorrhaging and disrupt blood coagulation, and also interfere with certain medications. So if in doubt, consult your physician.
Ingested with care by not exceeding 400IU per day, Vitamin E will definitely benefit your anti-aging skin care efforts, and help you in many other ways. Applied topically, it will reduce wrinkles and help heal broken skin.
Wendy Wilken is the author of “Facelift Without Surgery” and also a practitioner of natural anti-aging skin care techniques. She spends her free time researching and writing about anti-aging and non-surgical facelifts. See her other products too.