Beauty Benefits of Vitamin E oil

Struggling with rough, dry and dodgy skin and increasing pollution and rising prices are posing a threat to your beauty regime?

Vitamin E oil is the solution to all your beauty issues. It is packed with antioxidants and nutrients that work wonders for your hair, skin and nail. It is light brown/reddish in color and is widely found in several skincare formulations.

Vitamin E oil is easily available in liquid and in capsule form. The capsules can be punctured in order to release the oil for application. It helps in neutralizing the effects free radicals that damage the cells in body.

So, now give those high-end cosmetic brands a back seat and resort to vitamin E oil for a healthy, sparkling and glowing skin.

An earlier study published in the Journal of Molecular Medicine asserted that Vitamin E is the major naturally occurring lipid-soluble non-enzymatic antioxidant protecting skin from the adverse effects of oxidative stress including photoaging.

The study revealed that the antioxidative and anti-inflammatory, photoprotective and anti photo-aging property of vitamin E helps in decreasing the frequency and severity of pathological events in the skin.

Here are the numerous skin and hair benefits of vitamin E oil:

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Skin care

Vitamin E acts as a wonder drug for your skin!

1.    Acts as a Moisturizer

Vitamin E acts as an excellent moisturizer for the skin and prevents dryness.

Along with regulating the proper functioning of oil secreting glands in the skin, regular application of vitamin e oil leaves the skin rejuvenated and hydrated.

Application of vitamin E oil also prevents the loss of water from skin and retains its oil-balance. This leaves you with a flawless, radiant and glowing skin.

Vitamin E oil can also be used a night cream for those wanting to avoid oily or greasy skin during the day.

Application of vitamin E oil keeps the skin soft and supple and reduces the risk for developing wrinkles on cheeks. Also, vitamin E oil safeguards the eye from dark circles by preventing excessive formation of melanin.

How to use

Given below are some natural remedies exhibiting the benefits of vitamin E oil. Make sure to have a make-up free face before application.

Vitamin E oil and Honey Face Mask

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon of Vitamin E oil (about 4 capsules)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 egg yolk

Usage:

  • Take all the ingredients together in a bowl and mix.
  • Apply this for about 10-12 minutes or until it dries.
  • Rinse off with lukewarm water and pat dry.

Vitamin E oil and Banana Facial Mask

Ingredients

  • 1 medium sized banana (peeled and mashed)
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil (4 capsules punctured)

Usage:

  • Mix vitamin E oil with the banana to form a paste.
  • Apply on the face for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse off using lukewarm water.

2.    Lightens Darks Spots and Scars

Rich in antioxidants, Vitamin E oil helps in fighting free radical damage that causes hyper-pigmentation on the skin leading to spots.

Application of vitamin E oil initially softens and smoothens the affected area, simultaneously lightening the spots.

It also helps in speeding up the process of skin cell regeneration by replacing the dead and damaged cells with the new one. This eventually helps you get rid of scars and spots.

Honey, Lime and Yogurt Mask

Ingredients

  • 3 vitamin E capsules
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons yogurt

Usage:

  • Puncture the capsules and extract oil in a bowl.
  • Add all the other ingredients and mix.
  • Apply on skin using your fingertips.
  • Leave for about 20 minutes.
  • Rinse off using lukewarm water.
  • Pat your skin dry using a soft towel.

3.    Prevents Premature Aging

Vitamin E oil leaves an amazing anti-aging effect on skin.

Regular application of Vitamin E oil promotes the production of collagen and elastin in the tissues, improving the elasticity of the skin. This further helps in reducing the visibility of fine lines, age spots and wrinkles, giving you a younger looking skin.

Avocado Anti-aging Face Mask

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon ripe avocado
  • 2 to 3 drops of vitamin E oil

Usage:

  • Mash the avocado.
  • Add 2-3 drops of vitamin E oil.
  • Apply on the affected area.
  • Let it remain for 10 minutes.
  • Wash off using lukewarm water.

Aloe Vera and Vitamin E oil

Ingredients

  • 2 vitamin E oil capsules
  • 1 teaspoon fresh aloe vera gel/juice

Usage:

  • Puncture the capsules to extract the oil.
  • Add aloe vera gel or juice and mix.
  • Gently apply the mixture on skin.
  • Massage in circular motions for 5 minutes.
  • Let it rest for about 30 minutes.
  • Rinse off using lukewarm water.
  • Repeat daily.

4.    Treats Suntan

The antioxidants found in vitamin E oil work wonders in the treatment of suntan.

Application of the oil neutralizes the effects of free radicals (caused by UV radiation), thus soothing suntan. This gets absorbed in the upper layer of the skin, healing the damage by ultraviolet rays.

Vitamin E with vitamin C

Ingredients

  • ¼ teaspoon vitamin E oil
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

Method:

  • Mix vitamin E oil and lime juice together in a bowl.
  • Take the mixture on your palm.
  • Rub in circular motions onto burnt skin.
  • Massage gently.
  • Let it sit for about 20 minutes.
  • Rinse using lukewarm water and pat dry.

5.    Heals Dry Fingernails

Bearing excellent restorative properties, Vitamin E oil helps in maintaining the health of your nails. Acting as a great moisturizer, it prevents the breakage of nail, thereby keeping them in good health.

From annoying to extremely painful, hangnails could be one cause of concern for you. Vitamin E oil is specifically beneficial in the treatment of hangnails. Easily absorbable, vitamin E oil helps in softening and smoothening of nails by keeping them hydrated.

How to use:

  • Soak your fingernails in warm water for 5-10 minutes.
  • Wipe them dry using a clean towel.
  • Apply a thick layer of vitamin E oil on your nails.
  • To hold in the moisture, wear disposable plastic gloves.
  • Leave the vitamin E nail mask for 10-15 minutes.
  • Wash off using a mild soap and lukewarm water.
  • Repeat daily for two to three weeks.

6.    Treats Stretch Marks

Vitamin E oil is a boon for those trying to get rid of ugly stretch marks scars on skin. Stretch marks are formed due to sudden stretching of the skin (tear in the dermis).

Vitamin E oil penetrates deep down the second layer and heals the scars from the very root. It also helps in providing relief from itching and irritation that arises due to formation of stretch marks.

How to use:

  • Take a small amount of vitamin E oil on your palm.
  • Massage on the affected area.
  • Follow this regularly for a month.

Hair care

1.    Stimulates Hair Growth

The antioxidants present in vitamin E oil help in improving blood circulation in scalp ensuring healthy growth in hair. The oil also helps in repairing damaged hair follicles thereby smoothening and conditioning the hair from roots to the tips.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon warm olive/coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil

How to use:

  • Take warm olive/coconut oil in a bowl.
  • Puncture vitamin E capsules and extract the oil.
  • Mix it with the warm oil in bowl.
  • Massage on hair and scalp.
  • Leave for about 30 minutes.
  • Rinse off using lukewarm water.

2.    Prevents Premature Graying

The antioxidants in vitamin E oil contribute to prevention of tissue-corrosion that ultimately reduces premature graying of hair.

Bearing excellent healing properties, vitamin E oil is helpful in maintaining the health of hair by restricting the growth of split ends.

How to use:

  • 1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil

Method:

  • Take all the above ingredients in equal proportions.
  • Mix them in a bowl.
  • Apply this on your hair ends.
  • In case of excess oil, pat dry using a lint-less shirt.
  • Use twice a week for a month to see the results.

3.    Treats Dry Brittle Hair

Vitamin E oil helps in smoothening and strengthening hair cuticles, thereby reducing and preventing split ends and hair fall.

Remedy:

  • Take 3 ounces of olive oil and coconut oil.
  • Add 2 oz of vitamin E oil.
  • Mix them together.
  • Apply on your hair.

This can either e used as a sealant or as hot oil treatment to cure splitting of hair.

4.    Provides Lustrous Hair

Regularly massaging your hair with Vitamin E oil leaves them shinier, healthier and smoother. A natural moisturizer, it contributes to conditioning of hair leaving them silkier than ever before.

How to use:

  • Take 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil.
  • Massage on to scalp and hair.
  • Let it rest for 45 minutes.
  • Wash off using lukewarm water.
  • Repeat this every time before going for hair wash for a month to notice healthier, shinier and silkier hair.

Resources:

Journal of Molecular Medicine: The role of vitamin E in normal and damaged skin

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