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Is Vitamin E Oil Good For Your Face
Is vitamin E good for dry skin? I have quite a dry face..Is putting vitamin E oil on your face a good idea?
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
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
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
I'm currently taking a multivitamin, fish oil and 4000iu of vitamin d. Is this to much vitamin d? Can this be harmful?
Probably safe: During winter, most people are even more deficient in vitamin d than when they have exposure to sunshine. 4000 iu of vitamin d is safe, and this amount is often indicated especially in winter months. You can ask your physician to test your 25-hydroxy vitamin d level to see where you are in replacement, and adjust your dose accordingly. ...Read more
Skin Whitening: Glutathione and vit c are safe antioxidants, but skin whitening effects are quite variable. Only small pilot studies are available for this kind of use. http://tinyurl.com/k3rkav9 these supplements can be very expensive, and deliver little results. Why do you want to whiten your skin? All colors have beauty -- but some cultures judge on superficial reasons, making us feel inferior when we're not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fish oil: Is good for you, don't think is does anything to your buttocks. ...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
Unclear: Coconut oil actually is not healthy but it is a good alternative to butter and margarine for baking purposes. Its main fat, a saturated fat called lauric acid, may have some anti-infection benefits and is believed tor raise good cholesterol. However, few studies in humans have actually been done. Most studies done are from brazil and philippines, where coconut products are a major export. ...Read more
Is mustard oil beneficial to health? (Inside and out;skin, hair, acne, fine lines/wrinkles) and what's another good oil to use for beauty and health?
Mustard oil: i have never seen a proper study that shows benefit. In hener I recommend the cheapest one. ...Read more
Consult: consult with your doctor first, someone who knows your whole healthy history. Some multivitamins contain folic acid which is not the best form to take in those with reduced enzymes that metabolize folic acid. Excess folic acid= from supplements can predispose to colon cancer. Supplements may not be as harmless as you think. COnsult with your health care professional first. Good health to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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