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A 42-year-old member asked:

Is vitamin e really good for the skin?

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Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine 31 years experience
Skin: Vit e is good for the skin both taken as supplement and applied topically, as is vit a, d, andk the fat soluble vitamins.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
no. save your money
Nov 30, 2013
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
Waste of money: It is already present in most foods. Supplements are not useful ; may increase risk of prostate cancer. Application to the skin is the same as any other oily substance.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Not necessarily: Vit e can cause bruising and bleeding so we recomend stoppingit before any procedures such as an ablative or invasive procedure. Vit d can help reduce hyperpigmentation.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Can vitamin E help our skin?

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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: There are few vitamins that can help the skin heal. They are not well studied but its worth trying to help if you have skin problems: vitamin d, b, e , fish oil (not great if you have oily skin but good for dry skin) and zinc.
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