Due to vitamin E's reputation as a soothing balm, you might think its ability to heal chapped lips is a given. Not necessarily. Vitamin E is a vital nutrient with equally vital properties that helps keep your body functioning balenciaga properly, but no proof says it is a miracle cure for chapped lips.

Applying vitamin E to your chapped lips can soothe, relieve and take away the chapping, according to "Reader's Digest." Simply break open a capsule and apply the oil to your lips. While no evidence exists that applying the oil from a vitamin E capsule to your lips is harmful, there is also no evidence proving this home remedy is helpful. balenciaga bags The American Academy of Dermatology recommends applying lip balm containing sunscreen as a preventative measure against chapped lips. Antioxidants are substances that help stave off oxidation in fatty acids, especially oxidation brought about by free radicals, unstable molecules that accelerate the deterioration of cells and the aging process. Your body creates free radicals when it breaks down food, and they can also come from environmental exposures, such as radiation and smoking. Vitamin E supplements are also widely available, with the recommended daily dose of vitamin E set at 10 mg for men and 8 mg for women. Pregnant and lactating women require a higher daily dose of the vitamin, at 10 mg and 12 mg, respectively. Foods that contain high amounts of vitamin E include wheat germ, peanuts, soybeans, olive oil, grapes, broccoli, peaches, Brussels sprouts, eggs, blackberries and tomatoes.