A super-powered antioxidant, Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that creates an anti-inflammatory response in the skin – which is just what we need when our dermis is having a hissy fit. Vitamin E actually produces Connective Tissue Growth Factors in the cells, helping to create new collagen – which are the building blocks of skin. Using Vitamin E serum when your skin is upset helps give it the tools to mend itself. You wouldn’t knock down a wall in your house without calling in the builders to fix it up, after, so you shouldn’t attempt any kind of dermal rejuvenation without piling on the vitamin E afterwards.
Another thing? Vitamin E is ace at healing scars, too. I’ve had a rather stubborn scar on my thigh from having a mole removed. It was looking very red and angry a few months ago, but nightly massage with the Alpha H Vitamin E has faded it to pale pink. (Hurrah! Shorts for me this summer!)