In the recent years, science has discovered a wonder called vitamin-E that can effectively slow down the ageing process by keeping the skin healthy and glowing, the hair glossy and provide a boost to the immunity system.
A process called oxidation that destroys healthy skin tissue causes most of the skin ageing and wrinkling. Vitamin-E is an antioxidant and oxidative damage. This can slow down the ageing process of the cells. The polluted air chlorinated water, ultraviolet rays of the sun, all cause wrinkling and sagging of the skin. Vitamin-E nullifies all these harmful and ageing affected through its anti-oxidative properties.
Apart from the skin benefits, the hair loss caused by the oxidation can also be reversed by using vitamin-E. Thinning of hair, dryness or damage of hair and dandruff formation are a part of the oxidation process and the anti-oxidative nature of Vitamin-E provides a barrier to this process.
Vitamin-E can be found in that germ, corn, all raw nuts, egg yolk, green leafy vegetables such as spinach and asparagus, and vegetable oils like corn oil, sunflower oil, soybean oil and cottonseed oil. One can also take supplements of this vitamin if the required level is not available from the natural sources. A daily dose of 100 IU, going up to 400 Iu in a gradual manner, should do the trick.
Although many beauty parlours use vitamin E capsules for facial massage treatments, the efficacy of external application of this vitamin has not yet been sustained.