Wellness Hub February 2018 Skincare Enrich your skin with vitamin E Jessica Van Haandel February 14, 2018 Share Vitamin E plays an important role in protecting and repairing our skin, but did you know that it is a vitamin that cannot be made by the body? Swisse Dietitian Simone Austin fills us in on all things vitamin E. “Snacking on seeds and nuts, in particular almonds, is a good source of vitamin E, as well as vegetable oils.” Simone recommends drizzling extra virgin olive oil and adding some seeds or avocado to your salads, “Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin, meaning that it needs to be eaten alongside fat to be absorbed into the body. Adding some extra virgin olive oil to your leafy vegetables will help to ensure you absorb as much of the vitamin E as possible.” Vitamin E works as an antioxidant to protect against free radical damage to cells. These antioxidant properties are what allows vitamin E to help protect and repair your skin. The skin is the biggest organ in your body, therefore you want to look after it. You can do this in a number of ways: Limiting skin exposure to the sun, just enough to get your dose of vitamin D before covering up and applying sunscreen. Keep well hydrated with plenty of water and limit alcohol. Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables to maintain vitamin C intake and support healthy antioxidant levels. To support the health of your skin further try Swisse Vitamin E Facial Moisturiser, a formula enriched with vitamin E alongside organic macadamia oil, olive squalene, plantolin and chamomile and oat extracts to keep your skin feeling hydrated and smooth.