A 17-year-old female asked:
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is it true that rubbing vitamin e oil onto acne blemishes and scars will make them go away and prevent future breakouts?

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Dr. John Despain
37 years experience Dermatology
No: Not at all. Derms agree that topical vitamin E may cause a contact dermatitis and it has no anti acne effects.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Frederick Coville
39 years experience Plastic Surgery
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.
Answered on Jul 8, 2015
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Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
No evidence: that this helps.
Answered on Apr 30, 2015

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