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A 17-year-old female asked:

Is it true that rubbing vitamin e oil onto acne blemishes and scars will make them go away and prevent future breakouts?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Despain
Dermatology 38 years experience
No: Not at all. Derms agree that topical vitamin E may cause a contact dermatitis and it has no anti acne effects.
Dr. Frederick Coville
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
No: There is no evidence that vitamin E oil does anything to improve any of those things and may in fact make matters worse in terms of your acne by blocking the pores. There are so many great treatments available for your problem, please do yourself a favor and seek out a reputable plastic surgeon with an interest in skin care or a dermatologis.

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