Melanin is the darkening pigment found in our bodies. Higher its concentration is; darker one’s complexion is. It is also secreted as body’s natural defense against sun’s UV radiation. And the resultant effect of this secretion is what we call sun-tan. The distribution of melanin is non-uniform in our bodies. Non-uniform secretion causes more darkening of certain parts, as compared to others; and the resultant effect is pigmentation or age spots or freckles. Other reasons for a bad complexion are burns, skin infections, blackheads, as well as recurrent acne that leave ugly scars. Adding to this is skin’s decreasing ability to repair damage, as it ages. It stimulates the production of collagen, and helps maintain the skin’s elasticity. This keeps the skin from sagging and wrinkling. In fact, this vitamin even betters the rate of cellular regeneration; which helps in repairing of tissues. And this helps in fading away the already present wrinkles too. Vitamin E also protects the skin from damage caused by UV rays; as well as minimizes the damage already done by it. Moreover, it cleanses the skin and helps in the reduction of dark spots, acne marks and scars.