Vitamin E is an antioxidant. This means that it can help to combat the effect of free radicals and to prevent them from damaging the cell walls and causing oxidation.
This is important, as it is damage to cell walls from oxidation that over time will otherwise add up to the visible signs of aging – i.e. wrinkles. Not only this, but antioxidants will also prevent free radicals from penetrating more deeply into the cells where they can damage the DNA and potentially lead to cancer.
There’s more too: vitamin E will also boost the production of collagen which is a fiber-like protein that gives skin its elasticity. Using this vitamin will thus make the skin more buoyant and supply and prevent some of the deterioration that you normally might see as you approach older age.