Let's talk about skin right quick. Per usual, I'm finding ways to have perfect skin. I know nothing in life is perfect, but my skin is close to it. IJS :)
Sebum. Do you know what that is? Yes? No? Don't worry, I'll tell you. Sebum is the skin's natural oil. It is produced and secreted by the sebaceous gland found in our skin layers. Sebum is a substance typically made of fat molecules, wax, and squalene and its purpose is to act as a protective coating on the skin. The makeup of sebum can vary among different species, but I'm human and hopefully, whoever's reading is also, so I'm focusing on human sebum here.
Vitamin E, a fat-soluble vitamin found in our sebum, acts as an antioxidant, and protects our skin from sun damage. I started this platform to create and educate so I'll give a few definitions and explanations before I move on to the good stuff. It's about to get real science-y, so hold on. An antioxidant is an ingredient that inhibits oxidation, a chemical reaction that results in the loss of electrons and production of free radicals (an atom, molecule, or ion with at least one unpaired valence electron.
The ultraviolet radiation of UVA and UVB rays has the capacity to generate reactive chemical species such as free radicals. These free radicals produce unstable oxygen molecules that take energy away from healthy cells, create enzymes that break down collagen, and damage skin cells causing premature aging. Like I said, sebum is our natural skin protective system containing vitamin E to combat these effects. However with time, sebum and vitamin E production declines, leaving your skin more vulnerable and susceptible to damage.
I feel like with that tidbit alone, you should know why adding Vitamin E to your skincare routine is important, but I'll give you some points in case you're still not convinced.
Antioxidant - It acts as a natural antioxidant and reduces skin damage from sun exposure
Anti-inflammatory - It has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce skin swelling, redness, and thickening
Boost Moisture Retention - It helps skin from losing moisture and its feeling of softness
Treats Hyperpigmentation - Vitamin E can help reduce the appearance of dark marks and when paired with a Vitamin C serum, Vitamin E oil applied topically is an excellent treatment for hyperpigmentation
Anti-Aging - Because of its great antioxidant effects and other benefits combined, Vitamin E combats and protects the skin from various elements that age the skin. It reduces aging from solar radiation, boosts moisture and skin suppleness, fights against acne and skin puffiness, and reduces the appearance of marks and blemishes; all leading to a more youthful appearance
TIP: APPLY PURE VITAMIN E OIL OR A MOISTURIZER WITH A HIGH CONCENTRATION OF VITAMIN E AND ALLOW IT TO ABSORB INTO YOUR SKIN OVERNIGHT. I GUARANTEE YOU WILL WAKE UP WITH CALMER, SOFTER, AND GLOWING SKIN.
So there you have it. Vitamin E is a 10/10 ingredient for the skin. Majority of #JustALittleTPC products contain this ingredient because its so important to your overall skin health. You're always in good hands when you shop with me. Grab the Botanical Gardens Cleanser if you're in need of gentle exfoliation and effective cleanse. The Beignet Batter Moisturizer is also powered by Vitamin E and other oils to help Dry, Oily, and Combination skin types feel and stay moisturized. Our Brightening Lip Scrubs combine Vitamin C + E to show you what that duo can do! The Exfoliating Body Scrubs have Vitamin E as a center component and will be released soon. Feel free to visit our 'Contact' page and leave any questions you have. You can also, comment on this post.
I hope this was helpful. Thanks for reading.
- TPC <3