First I would like to address a common message you may read on social media, blog posts, Pinterest, etc…
Vitamin E oil IS an antioxidant and WILL help to prolong the shelf life of oil-based products because of its anti-oxidation properties. HOWEVER… Vitamin E oil IS NOT A PRESERVATIVE, and should never be used solely as a preservative in a water-based product.
Now, onto some fun facts:
?The main function of Vitamin E as an antioxidant is to protect against sun ☀️ damage.
?Vitamin E will absorb the harmful UV light from the sun when applied to the skin, helping to minimize sun damage, dark spots, & wrinkles.
?If a products contains Vitamin E look for the ingredient “alpha-tocopherol”.
?Foods that contain Vitamin E: almonds, blackberries, avocados, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds
?A fun, easy Vitamin E & C mask: 1 T Sweet Almond Oil (or Jojoba if you have nut allergies); 1 capsule Vitamin E; Juice of 1 fresh squeezed lemon; 1/2 T Honey; !/2 avocado…blend together to make paste. Smooth all over face/neck; leave on 20 minutes (may boost skin’s clarity, brightness, softness) and rinse off. Follow with moisturizer.
?CAUTIONS: (1) Vitamin E is fat-soluble, meaning it can build up in your skin layer as well as your body. Therefore, to keep your pores from clogging or throwing off your skin’s natural balance, do not use Vitamin E treatments more than 1-2 times per week. Pay attention to your skin … it will tell you when enough is enough. (2) If you take blood thinners or have a bleeding disorder, speak to YOUR HEALTH CARE professional before taking Vitamin E internally.
Happy Tuesday lovelies … Let me know if you try the mask and what you think …
P.S. How cool that the “food” for your face is also “food” for your body…meaning, if you happen to ingest a bit of the mask…it’s all good…
Hugs, Love, & Patchouli ~~kymberly~~❤️