This is essential, as free radicals can put the skin into a state of oxidative stress. When this state is extended, it speeds up the skin aging process. Specifically, it contributes to the loss of collagen and elastin fibers, resulting in fine wrinkles, sagging, and textural changes. Other studies echo Shaurya’s claim, confirming vitamin E’s beneficial effects in helping to ward off sun-induced skin issues and skin aging.*
Now you’re probably wondering: How do I make sure I’m getting vitamin E in my diet? While you can certainly find vitamin E in plenty of foods (sunflower seeds, almonds, pumpkin, and avocado to name a few), you can also incorporate a skin-supporting supplement with vitamin E into your daily routine—here are seven of our go-to picks, a few of which contain a daily dose of this powerful antioxidant.
And if you find a supplement that includes both vitamin E and vitamin C, the benefits abound. “When paired, vitamins C and E provide a powerful antioxidant combination,” dual board-certified dermatologist Brendan Camp, M.D., once shared with mbg. “Together, they are able to address UV-induced sun [exposure] more effectively than [when they’re used alone].”*