As a travel blogger, days can get very hectic: 15 hour days coupled with a choc-a-bloc itinerary, we are always on the lookout for healthy supplements that can improve our overall health. Erratic sleeping and food eating patterns are always an issue for us, hence relying on protein bars is not always a healthy option. We were researching some vitamins to keep with us while travelling when we chanced upon..drumroll…Vitamin E.
If you’re a skin-care enthusiast or fanatic, you must have read about the many benefits of Vitamin E for the skin. It decreases roughness, reduces wrinkles and keeps your skin firm and free from dark spots. This makes it the top vitamin for frequent travellers.
Why Vitamin E?
A vital nutrient for good health, Vitamin E is pretty essential in your everyday diet. Found in a variety of foods, the best way to consume Vitamin E is actually to maintain a healthy diet. Found in fat-soluble compounds, good sources of vitamin E include nuts, such as almonds, peanuts and hazelnuts, and vegetable oils, such as sunflower, wheat germ, safflower, corn and soybean oils.
It should be noted that deficiency of Vitamin E is rare and overdosing by supplements is also a concern. Vitamin E really helps in maintaining good skin and may also prevent coronary heart disease and support immune function. It also promotes eye-health and lowers the risk of cancer.
Benefits of Vitamin E
As a frequent traveler who goes through long journeys on planes, trains and other modes of transport, dry skin is an issue. Vitamin E can really help and the oil may be used as a moisturiser to prevent or treat dry, flaking skin.
Moreover, if you have itching due to dry skin, Vitamin E can really help in that as well. It should be noted that it cannot treat allergic infections.
Aside from skin benefits, Vitamin E can also really help in protecting cells from damage caused by unstable molecules called free radicals. It lowers the risk of health problems. Vitamin E is also considered an anti-oxidant and helps fight off infections in the long and short term.
Another benefit for travellers is that Vitamin E can make the hair look shinier, lock in moisture and even reduce breakage. A vitamin E rich oil can help in all these things and more so for the scalp. Mostly when we have lacklustre hair, it is linked to poor scalp health. Vitamin E gives your hair a strong base to grow, by reducing oxidative stress and preserving the protective lipid layer.
As a regular traveler, keep these things in mind and you will never suffer from dry skin, dry scalp or even immunity problems in your travel journey!