Applying vitamin E oil to the skin has many beneficial uses, including offering antioxidants to protect against free radicals, reduce the signs of aging and replenish the vitamin in our bodies after sun or air pollution. Individuals who have various skin types should use vitamin E oil on their skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and women have used the oil to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy. The most beneficial way to use vitamin E oil is to make it a regular part of a beauty and skin-care regimen. You can either find vitamin E oil at health-food stores, or you can easily puncture vitamin E capsules and squeeze out the liquid to use.
Things You'll Need
- Vitamin E oil or capsules
- Facial cleanser
- Toner or astringent
Wash the face using an appropriate cleanser for your skin type. For most skin types, it is best to use a creamy formula to prevent dryness or stripping natural moisture from the skin.
Apply a toner or astringent to minimize pores and remove any remaining dirt or oil left behind after cleansing. Toner also preps the skin for moisturizer by making it more receptive to lotion or creams.
Massage vitamin E oil onto the face, concentrating on dry areas that are prone to wrinkles, including the forehead, outside of the eyes and around the mouth.
Relieve sunburn by lightly applying vitamin E oil to the burned areas. The antioxidants in the oil work to reduce the negative effects of prolonged sun exposure on the skin. Use oil on the sunburned areas twice daily until they have healed.
Fade scars with the help of vitamin E oil. Massaging the oil into a scar can help fade it and reduce the appearance of it.
Prevent stretch marks during pregnancy by applying vitamin E oil onto the belly twice a day to keep skin moisturized and less likely to leave stretch marks. Many people also use vitamin E oil to reduce the appearance of existing stretch marks.
Tips & Warnings
- Consume food with vitamin E--including green, leafy vegetables and nuts--to provide antioxidants internally.