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TOCOPHEROL: WHAT IT ACTUALLY DOES FOR YOUR SKIN AND WHY IS IT NOT ADVISABLE FOR ACNE-PRONE SKIN

TOCOPHEROL: WHAT IT ACTUALLY DOES FOR YOUR SKIN AND WHY IS IT NOT ADVISABLE FOR ACNE-PRONE SKIN

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Tocopherol or in most cases known as Vitamin E is a skincare ingredient abundant in varieties of skincare products. Check your most-loved moisturizer and chances are, this skincare ingredient is incorporated in the lists of skincare ingredients. Vitamin E is a powerhouse skincare ingredient that combats damages caused by the free radicals, keeps wrinkles and fine lines at bay, and moisturizes the skin. Scientifically speaking, Vitamin E is naturally occurring in the skin. But as we age, (something that we do not have control over) we lose its natural concentration level. That is why in order to reap its health and skin benefits topical application and eating foods loaded with vitamin E is advisable.
There are as well plenty of health supplements infused with Vitamin E that is readily available over the counter. May it be skincare for men or skincare for women sure this skincare ingredient is commonly incorporated. But! But! Have you heard that this skincare ingredient is pretty much advisable to those who have acne-prone skin? Hmmm? Was this just another beauty myth? Or another beauty fact that you should know in order to protect you and your skin from future breakouts?

Your skincare routine should be packed with skincare products specifically formulated for your skin type. That is why understanding how well your skin behaves to certain products before jumping on with the bandwagon to an all-out Korean skincare routine.

 

Without further due, let us get you started with knowing the skin benefitting properties that Vitamin E has:

Vitamin E (tocopherol) is loaded with antioxidant properties
From a study published in the year 2016, the use of Vitamin E is very rampant in the world of dermatology because of its antioxidant properties. Vitamin E alongside other vitamins fights damages caused by the free radicals that may potentially lead to premature skin aging keeping skin hydrated and protected as this vitamin could be easily absorbed by the skin. It seals in hydration and improves your skin’s ability to bond with water molecules. That explains why this skincare ingredient is highly advisable for people who have rough, dry, and damaged skin.

 

Vitamin E (tocopherol) enhances your SPF
This study suggests that Vitamin E has photoprotective properties. This implies that Vitamin E has the capability to protect your skin against harmful UV rays! Uh-oh. But we are not saying that it is a substitute for sunscreen okay? Use SPF every day. Vitamin E just provides additional protection. Vitamin E fights off UV rays by neutralizing the UVB rays and providing your skin an extra layer of protection brought by its antioxidant properties.

 

Vitamin E (tocopherol) keeps fine lines and wrinkles at bay
A young-looking skin? Who would ever say no to that? Mostly those naturally occurring vitamins in our body actually possess this ability. Vitamin E encourages skin cell turnover and protects the breakdown of collagen production – which is vital in keeping the skin young-looking. Vitamin E prevents the premature development of new fine lines and wrinkles revealing a youthful glow.

 

Vitamin E (tocopherol) for extra skin hydration
Your skin needs pretty much hydration especially when you are susceptible to experiencing dry skin. Vitamin E as a moisturizer could be easily absorbed by the skin –protects the skin’s lipid and cell membranes. This Vitamin both seals in moisture vital for keeping your skin hydrated and improves your skin’s ability to hold water to avoid skin from having to experience that dry, flaky, and rough feeling.

But wait, there’s more!
Stop right there as there are some red flags for those who have acne-prone skin.
We understand your dilemma in dealing with your acne-prone skin. Knowing how well the skincare ingredients work for your skin type saves you from tons of times you’ll be spending looking for remedies once breakouts start to happen.

 

Be extra careful:
According to board-certified dermatologists based in New York City, Dr. Joshua Zeichner, Vitamin E is an oil-soluble vitamin is a primary reason why this must be the go-to ingredient for those who are dealing with severe acne. Being oil-soluble means that it can potentially go deep into the pores and may cause possible breakouts. While the studies about this are continuously emerging. Try sticking on with Vitamin C instead as it is a skin friend for those who have an acne-prone skin type as it is a water-based vitamin.
But, do not worry! We got you!

 

We understand your skin needs. That is why we at B&A is continuously looking for ways on how to address your beauty and health concerns. Listed below are some of the skincare ingredients that I think would pretty much work well with your skin concern.
The Power of Benzoyl Peroxide to treat acne 
Everything you need to know about Salicylic Acid

 

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