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Is Vitamin E Oil Good For Acne
No: The oiliness will make them slightly less visible while it stays on your skin. I'm really sorry that your acne didn't get treated when it should have been. Nothing you can do will affect your scars, but a dermatologist can make them less visible with dermabrasion, filler, laser or microsurgery. It's your choice; especially if you're a man, note that several hollywood leads kept their for "tough". ...Read more
No substantial proof: An article in the Journal of the A A of Dermatology (10/06) concluded: “the evidence that topical vitamin E alone improves the appearance of blemishes, scars is poor. It is also associated with a high incidence of contact dermatitis. The use of vitamin E should, therefore, be discouraged.” As for vitamin K, in a study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Derm. 04/04 most people found no change. ...Read more
Vitamin E for Lips: Vitamin E is good for lips It acts as an Antioxidant to fight against the skin cell damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are molecules in the body that may harm cellular processes, and their presence in the skin is most often a result of exposure to pollution and ultraviolet rays from the sun. Vitamin E also is believed to protect skin from damage directly caused by ultraviolet rays. ...Read more
Yes: Yes but see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Depends how you use : I'm guessing you're asking about topical application of all of those things. First i would consider making sure that you're taking some supplements internally, such as omegas, vitamin d, and beta carotene, they help heal skin from inside out. Tea tree oil will help heal infected skin. Vitamin e moisturizes skin, and vitamin c helps add antioxidants to skin, which may reduce scarring. ...Read more
Not effective: Acne scars are forever. Vitamin e oil in my experience is not good at treating these scars. The most effective means to treat acne scars (there are 3 types of acne scars) is usually to have skin resurfacing with an instrument called fraxel. You will need several treatments and they aren't cheap, but they are among the most effective and safest ways to treat acne scars. ...Read more
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
Topically, Which is more beneficial for wrinkles? Vitamin C or a retinol (vitamin A?) I heard A is better for acne prone and C for collagen production
Retinoid for wrinkle: Hi MRoberts- after avoiding smoking and getting sun protection, retinoids are the most effective step for prevention of wrinkles. There is more evidence for tretinoin (a prescription) as opposed to retinol, but in any case, any retinoid will do more than vitamin C. ...Read more
Glycerin and Vit E: Yes - glycerin is a by product of soap making - helps to keep your skin soft and supple. Vit E has natural antioxidants and helps skin heal and does help minimize scar formation. A good glycerin/Vit E soap will provide a mild cleansing soap that will deal with combination skin Good luck ...Read more
Is vitamin E good for dry skin? I have quite a dry face..Is putting vitamin E oil on your face a good idea?
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