A 17-year-old male asked:
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is it good to use vitamin e oil ( 1 time on face) for mild acne-prone skin ? does it clog pores and can breakout more? ( m using it 4 light redness )

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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Vitamin E and Acne: This is where the benefits of vitamin e oil on acne come into play. Vitamin e is a natural moisturizer, so applying it to the acne after it begins to clear up can help smooth over the skin and rebuild new skin cells to repair the damage. Vitamin e alone cannot do anything to treat acne. Only an antibacterial agent can do that.
Answered on Oct 31, 2013
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Yes, BUT: It will not be of any benefit unless you wish to oil your face. The masturbation is not relevant. If you wish for less acne a dermatologist will help you. Meanwhile you can try using tiny amounts of benzoyl peroxide gel. Look for the lowest %. 5% or lower.
Answered on Nov 1, 2013

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