Posts Tagged vitamin e

  • Large Pores

    Although we need pores to keep our skin hydrated and soft, we don’t want to see them on our face. Some of our pores can be larger than the rest which might be a little bothersome and makes it hard to put makeup on evenly. Instead of trying to cover them up everyday, certain moisturizers and creams can help reduce their size. You can’t permanently shrink pores, but these creams can help reduce the inflammation or dilation in some of your more prominent pores.

    Before introducing certain pore reducing products, let’s get to the bottom of what makes some pores larger than others. Genetics and age are two important factors that can cause them. As we age, sun damage takes its toll on our pores and we lose elasticity in our skin. This causes the skin to thicken and our pores to dilate. If you naturally have thicker and more oily skin, you have a higher chance of having larger pores, too.

    Moisturizers containing natural extracts, botanicals, and vitamin E can help reduce pore size. The vitamin E tackles inflammation while the extracts and botanicals target the cells within your skin. Try SkinCeuticals Daily Moisture to keep your skin hydrated and your pores minimized.

    Products with retinol help stimulate cell regeneration and work with your cells to rebuild collagen. The retinol helps to regain the elasticity your skin lost which can then reduce the size of your pores. Many Retinol products eliminate the need for other moisturizers because they hydrate your skin while regenerating your cells.

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  • Study finds that Vitamin E may slow Alzheimer’s Disease

    Reuters Health recently posted an article about the effects vitamin E has on Alzheimer’s Disease. When taken in large doses, vitamin E seems to slow the decline of mental and physical abilities in patients with Alzheimer’s. This also counts for drugs that reduce inflammation.

    Dr. Alireza Atri told Reuters Health, “Our results are consistent for a potential benefit of vitamin E on slowing functional decline and a smaller possible benefit of anti-inflammatory medications on slowing cognitive decline in patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.”

    Dr. Atri led the National Institutes of Health research which studied over 540 patients with Alzheimer’s in the Memory Disorders Unit. These patients were given high doses of vitamin E that ranged from 800 units per day to 1000 units twice a day.

    The patients showed a small benefit from taking vitamin E, and a slightly bigger benefit from using vitamin E along with other anti-inflammatory drugs, when doing daily tasks such as dressing themselves and personal care. Although the benefits seem small, they believe it will increase over time.

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