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How To Use Vitamin E Oil On Face
You can, but...: ...It's not going to do much of anything, other than plug up some oil glands. Despite what you read on-line concerning its miraculous ability to heal scars and heaven knows what else, there is no credible evidence of any beneficial effects from topical application of vitamin e. ...Read more
Depends.: Vit E is a fat soluble vitamin found primarily in wheat germ oil. Unless your skin suffers from dryness, a better choice in skin care would include a good exfoliative followed by a moisturizer containing hyaluronic acid which is a natural moisturizer in the skin. Vitamin C extract with a sunscreen completes the total skin care regimen. ...Read more
It depends!: Definitely don't give oral vitamin E unless your child's doctor prescribes it for a specific medical condition, i.e., a deficiency. Using vitamin E oil on a small area of the skin should not cause problems, but it may not be the optimal treatment for what your child has. Your child's doctor can tell you what is best. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Don't bother with E.: Vitamin e doesn't have any benefit on scars - and many people actually get an allergic reaction & rash from it. There are much better products available - try a silicone based scar product, like kelocoat, biodermis, or similar. These actually have proof that they work! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Scientific Rx: All of the "pop" remedies for acne online are bad guesses at best and cruel pranks at worst. Use something that works. Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated isn't fun but it's your best start. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Best wishes. ...Read more
It is safe: It is safe.... why would you want to do this?? ...Read more
Not much...: ...Other than plug up some oil glands. Despite what you read on-line concerning its miraculous ability to heal scars and heaven knows what else, there is no credible evidence of any beneficial effects from topical application of vitamin e oil. Sorry, but that's the honest answer. ...Read more
Is it safe during pregnancy to use castor oil topically on your face to help with acne? More specifically, i'd like to use cold pressed castor oil.
Poor choice: Why use an ancient, not-very-effective folk medicine promoted by charlatans? The best over-the-counter acne remedy is benzoyl peroxide, but if it's bugging you enough to consider "cold-pressed" castor oil, see if your physician would add topical Clindamycin to peroxide. The birth control pill stops acne in many women who can use it, and there are other stronger rx's after baby comes. ...Read more
Can vitamin d oil from the capsule, help with acne scars and acne if i were to put it on my face?
Not advised: Vit d in a capsule is not prepared for use on the skin. Vit d by mouth may help acne especially if you're lacking in vit d. There are vit d preparations for skin application but i'm not aware of their usefulness in acne. A dermatologist could be consulted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have mild acne&i started 2 use vitamin E oil at night and wash with facial cleanser@next morning.Is it bad to use vitamin E coz it can clog pores?
Better options: Acne should respond better to a gel or lotion that contains benzoyl peroxide. You can also try washing your face with salicylic acid face wash. You should be able to find these products in a n acne section of your pharmacy.You can use an oil free moisturizer. If it doesn't help you should see a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will disappont: The oil is shiny and will make the scars less visible as long as it's there. It will have no long-term effect. I'm sorry that your acne was not managed properly and you got scarred in the first place. This would be a great time to get with your personal physician especially if your Retin-A is not giving you adequate acne relief -- there's much more we can offer. ...Read more
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