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Top 5 Benefits Of Vitamin E For Skin

You must have heard much about skin benefits of vitamin E but you might have not used it yet.

Let’s learn about it with us to make it your regular skin care routine.

Vitamin E oil   is derived from vitamin E and can be applied directly to the skin, or can be added to lotions, creams, and gels. It is available for purchase in many health food stores or online. Many supporters of vitamin E oil argue that it is a potent antioxidant but research on its benefits exhibits different results.

Vitamin E oil’s potential benefits are derived from two key features: its antioxidant properties which could fight inflammation  and slow the effects of free radicals, and its moisturizing properties.

Some purported benefits of vitamin E oil include:

  1. Skin Moisturizer

Vitamin E is found in many moisturizers and the oil can also be used as a moisturizer to prevent or treat dry and flaking skin.

  1. Wound healing

Some research suggests that vitamin E supplements from trusted source may promote wound healing. It is possible that topical vitamin E oil might offer similar benefits, but there is little research on the subject.

  1. Minimizes the appearance of scars

Folk wisdom has long suggested that vitamin E, applied to the skin, taken as a supplement or both might treat scars and prevent them from forming in the first place. But research does not support this claim and has found no association between vitamin E use and scar prevention.

Research does suggest that well-moisturized skin is less likely to develop scar. So for people who do not have an allergic reaction to vitamin E, using it as a moisturizer while the wound heals may offer some benefits.

  1. Treating fine lines and wrinkles

Dry skin tends to look more wrinkled than well-moisturized skin. The moisturizing benefits of vitamin E oil may help the skin look more youthful and less wrinkled.

  1. Sunburn Prevention

Vitamin E oil can moisturize and soothe dry flaky skin which may help to relieve the burning and itching that result from a sunburn.

However, wearing sunscreen and avoiding direct sun exposure remain the best strategies for protecting the skin.

Stay stronger, stay happier!

Also Read: Ways To Deal With Excessively Dry Skin

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About the Author: Dr. Sayyam Azam is Certified Dermatologist who has specialized in Clinical Dermatology(Pakistan) and Aesthetic Medicine(U.S).During her specialized training ,she is involved in multiple clinical as well as aesthetic dermatological procedure such as botox, fillers ,chemical peels. As a licensed dermatologist, she is now running a state of art Aesthetic Centre ( The Face Clinic ) in Multan ,Pakistan.

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