Benefits of Vitamin E Oil For Your Skin
Vitamin E is not a single vitamin, but rather a group of fat-soluble vitamins with antioxidant effects.
Vitamin E oil is derived from vitamin E and can be applied directly to the skin, or added to lotions, creams, and gels. Vitamin E oil is an ingredient in many skincare products; especially those that claim to have anti-aging benefits.
Our Topicals are made with organic sesame seed oil, which has the highest content of vitamin E compared to other vitamin E sources.
Some purported benefits of vitamin E oil includes:
Vitamin E is found in many moisturizers and the oil maybe used as moisturizer to prevent or treat dry, flaking skin.
Skin cancer prevention
A 2013 study found that mice given supplements containing vitamin E were less likely to develop skin cancer, even when exposed to large quantities of ultraviolet light. These results prompted some supporters of vitamin E oil and supplements to claim that it can prevent skin cancer.Reducing skin itching
Vitamin E may help to reduce itchy skin and ease eczema. Vitamin E cannot treat allergic reactions, infections, and other issues that cause skin itching. Because it moisturizes the skin, however, it offers temporary relief from itching caused by dry skin. Keeping skin well moisturized may help to prevent dry skin, and prevent symptoms such as itchiness.
Vitamin E may alleviate the dryness, itching, and flaking associated with eczema, or atopic dermatitis.
Preventing or minimizing 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, or prevent them from forming in the first place. Research does suggest that well-moisturized skin is less likely to 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.
Preventing or 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.
Promoting nail health
Research suggests that vitamin E supplementation can prevent yellow nail syndrome, which causes peeling, cracked, and yellowing nails. Vitamin E oil’s moisturizing benefits may also support nail health by preventing cracked cuticles and dry skin around the nail bed.
The biggest risk associated with vitamin E use is an allergic reaction. Vitamin E can irritate the skin, making skin problems worse. People with a history of allergic reactions should avoid vitamin E, or should do a patch test on a small area of skin first. Because vitamin E oil is a supplement and a beauty product, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) do not regulate it. This may mean that two vitamin E oils might have radically different concentrations and produce different effects in the same person. Many vitamin E products contain additional ingredients. It is important to read the label and consult a doctor if uncertain about the product’s safety.
Before using vitamin E oil, do a patch test. Apply a small dab of the oil to an area that is not highly visible, such as the back of the knee or behind the ear. Wait 24-48 hours. If no reaction develops, it is probably safe to use. Do a patch test if using vitamin E on a wound. Apply to a small portion of the wound first and wait 24-48 hours. Begin with a low concentration of vitamin E oil, and apply a thin layer over the affected area. Over several days, gradually increase the amount.