While there is no fountain of youth, a simple ingredient can help preserve youthfulness by blocking some of the harmful environmental agents. Tocopherol, better known as Vitamin E, is the most potent antioxidant nutrient that helps to block free radicals and therefore slowing the skin’s aging process.
What are free radicals?
Free radicals are atoms with an odd number of electrons and are formed when oxygen interacts with certain molecules. When free radicals react with DNA or cells, damage to collagen can occur, which can age the skin by causing dryness, fine lines, and wrinkles. Free radicals are also linked to human diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and cancer.
Where are free radicals found?
Everywhere! Free radical generation can be found in the food we eat, our medicines, and even the water we drink. They can be found in smart phone and tablet screens, computer/television screens, neon lights, cigarette smoke, radiation, certain drugs and pesticides, industrial solvents, environmental pollutants, and more.
How does Vitamin E help?
Vitamin E can help to prevent this damage by neutralizing the effects of free radicals, protecting the skin from environmental pollution. It also acts as protection against UV radiation, even though it is not classified as a sunscreen. These harmful factors can age the skin, so Vitamin E’s protection can prevent premature aging and cause the skin to retain its youthfulness by protecting the collagen. Vitamin E can also help to prevent forms of cancer caused by UV radiation and other extremely dangerous free radicals.
This vitamin is also an excellent natural moisturizer and absorbs well into the skin, increasing the skin’s natural moisture content.
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