Vitamin E, which is often referred to as a Skin Vitamin, can be included in the skin care regime in multiple ways. It does much more for our skin than we can think. Being an antioxidant and a hydrating agent, Vitamin E holds a prominent place in the skincare industry. You can protect and pamper your skin by adding this magic Vitamin in your beauty routine. It can be used orally or topically to reverse any signs of damage, that daily exposure to sun and pollutants do to our skin.
What does Vitamin E do for Skin?
Vitamin E can be considered to be a broad spectrum vitamin for skin care as it can be used to prevent, cure and reverse a myriad of skin issues. Its anti acne, anti marks, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and skin lightening properties make it very effective for the following skin conditions:
- Acne Scars
- Burns and Burn Marks
- Dark Skin Tone
- Stretch Marks
- Dark Circles
- Signs of Ageing- age spots, hyper-pigmentation, uneven skin tone, dullness and wrinkles
- Chapped Lips
Where to get Vitamin E from?
Vitamin E is available in capsule and oil form at local pharmacies and departmental stores.
5 Ways to Include Vitamin E in Your Skincare Regime
1. Topical Application of Vitamin E
Vitamin E can be applied directly on the face to reap its benefits. It will address all your skin issues ranging from teenage acne & spots; to stretch marks caused by pregnancy, to wrinkles in your 40s. So irrespective of your age group and the type of skin problem, don’t think twice before giving it a try.
Take out the gel from Vitamin E capsule and apply it on the face. Let it be there for fifteen minutes. Rinse off with warm water. You can gradually increase the duration of application to overnight. Congratulations on discovering a cost-effective sleeping mask.
2. Take Vitamin E Orally
What could be better than having a skin that glows from within? Vitamin E can help you achieve this as you can consume this vitamin to get beautiful skin. Take 400mg of Vitamin E twice daily for one month and see what it does.
Don’t take tea or coffee one-hour pre or post having Vitamin E as these beverages would hamper its absorption by the body.
3. Add Vitamin E to Face Masks
You can add Vitamin E to your favorite face mask- homemade or store bought. It goes well with almost every skincare ingredient- Aloe Vera, Sandalwood Powder, Lemon, Yoghurt, Papaya, Honey, Milk, Cucumber, Egg, Tomato, Gram Flour, Rice Flour, Turmeric, Baking Soda, Glycerine, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, and the list goes on.
Extract gel from one or two capsules of Vitamin E and add it to your HG facemask. It will make your mask more effective as it soothes the skin inflammation, prevents acne, lightens acne marks, cures dark circles and above all, is a very good anti-aging agent.
4. Vitamin E Oil as Skin Cleanser
It acts as an emollient and deep cleanses the skin by taking out dirt, oil and other impurities from the skin.
Dab some Vitamin E Oil on cotton and clean your face with it. Don’t panic. It will not make your skin oily. Oil cleansing is gaining ground because of its effectiveness in pulling out the excess unwanted oil from skin without playing with the natural oil balance of the skin.
5. Vitamin E Oil and Coconut Oil to Cure Itchy Skin
Vitamin E Oil and Coconut Oil can be mixed in a ratio of 1:1 to get your DIY Anti-Itching Oil. Apply this oil on the affected area twice a day to relieve yourself from itchy and flaky skin.
Both Vitamin E Oil and Coconut Oil are known to cure itchiness, because of their antibacterial and soothing properties. This oil can be used on any itchy part of the body- skin, head or even pubic area. So without any delay, add Vitamin E in your beauty cabinet to have flawless younger looking skin.
Vitamin E can be an effective and economical substitute for expensive skin care creams and serums. It should be a staple in our skin care routine not only because it provides a wide range of skincare benefits, but also because of the diversity of the ways it can be used. It is a complete beauty package since it has proven to have positive effects on the health of hair, eyes, and nails as well. We will save the hair, eyes and nails benefits for another post. Till then, keep experimenting with Vitamin E and share your experiences with us.