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Dr. James Krick
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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?

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 more

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Is it good to use vitamin E oil (1 time on face) for mild acne-prone skin? Does it clog pores and can breakout more? (m using it 4 light redness)

Is it good to use vitamin E oil (1 time on face) for mild acne-prone skin? Does it clog pores and can breakout more? (m using it 4 light redness)

Yes, BUT: It will not be of any benefit unless you wish to oil your face. The masturbation is not relevant. If you wish for less acne a dermatologist will help you. Meanwhile you can try using tiny amounts of benzoyl peroxide gel. Look for the lowest %. 5% or lower. ...Read more

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Will putting vitamin E oils on my face at night help with fine lines and wrinkles? Or will it just clog my pores and cause acne?

Will putting vitamin E oils on my face at night help with fine lines and wrinkles? Or will it just clog my pores and cause acne?

Bad idea: Try retinoic acid instead. Avoid sun exposure. Or forget the whole business. Who really cares about wrinkles? They are a sign of an adventurous, athletic life close to nature. Only advertisers would want you to be upset by them. ...Read more

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Will taking 10, 000 iu vitamin A from fish liver oil a day help with my acne? I have mainly clogged pores

Will taking 10, 000 iu vitamin A from fish liver oil a day help with my acne? I have mainly clogged pores

Be careful: Vitamin A toxicity can develop after 2 years of 50, 000 IU daily with liver enlargement, ascites, portal hypertension, cirrhosis. That being said, Vitamin A has a number acne-fighting properties, mostly in the form of retinol. ...Read more

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Will vitamin E oil clear dark spots on my inner thighs where they rub together?

Will vitamin E oil clear dark spots on my inner thighs where they rub together?

Unlikely: There is no well established scientific evidence that vitamin e will help clear or treat dark spots in the intertriginous areas or areas of high friction and moisture such as in between the thighs. Skin lesions can be do to many things. Depending on its cause, a physician and patient can work together to find the most effective treatment. ...Read more

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Will vitamin E oil help get rid of my mongolian spot from my face? If not then is there anything I can put on my face to make it naturally fade away.

Will vitamin E oil help get rid of my mongolian spot from my face? If not then is there anything I can put on my face to make it naturally fade away.

Unlikely X 2: In the first place it is unlikely a Mongolian patch or spot, which arise along the back of the body. It is likely a cafe-au-lait spot which is more brownish than the bluish of MP. Vitamin E will not reach or in any way alter what goes on in the deep tissue where these originate. Find a cover that you like and use it. A dermatologist could confirm this. ...Read more

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Will vitamin E oil help get rid of my mongolian spot from my forehead? Its little about the size of a nickle, its light.

Will vitamin E oil help get rid of my mongolian spot from my forehead? Its little about the size of a nickle, its light.

Unlikely to matter: I have never heard of a mongolian spot on a forehead or other site on the front of the body. Label aside, there is no reason to believe that anything applied to the top of the skin would change the pigment producing cells a dozen or more layers beneath. A discussion with a procedure oriented dermatologist could give you any options available. ...Read more

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Will vitamin E oil help get rid of my upper lip shadow? My beauty salon person said it would

Will vitamin E oil help get rid of my upper lip shadow? My beauty salon person said it would

She's giving you lip: Yeah, sure, if you then cover it with makeup. Vitamin E is used for all kinds of skin conditions but there's very little science behind it. But you also can't discount the experience of the many people who may have benefitted (whether due to the E is questionable). The Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database doesn't even list it for topical skin use. Maybe by pill if you can't get it in your food ...Read more

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Does vitamin E oil go bad?

Yes it can: Being a fat-soluble vitamin, vitamin e can go rancid. ...Read more

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Does 100 vitamin E oil really expire?

Vit E: Some oils, even the oils we use in cooking, can become rancid if too old. Best to check the dates of expiration on all oil products, including vitamins e, flaxseed oil, and the omega 3's. ...Read more

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Is it bad to use expired vitamin E oil?

Just not as effectiv: All chemical compounds deteriorate with time and become less potent. Generally, medications have a predicted effective-shelf-life. Fortunately meds often don't spoil, but can become less and less effective being left in cabinet too long after expiring. So, it may not be bad to take, but it may not have as much therapeutic value if expired too long. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can taking vitamin E oil do for you?

Nothing!: I would avoid anything focussed on vitamin-e...It is not required for good health. It actually might be harmful! ...Read more

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Can Vitamin E oil be prepared from evion Vit E capsule?

Yes.: Vitamin E (tocopherol) is a fat-soluable nutrient and antioxidant. It is naturally oily which is what makes it fat-soluable. Thus, yes Vit E oil can be prepared in part from Vit E capsules. ...Read more

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Can I use vitamin E oil to rub on my skin?

Can I use vitamin E oil to rub on my skin?

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

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Is it safe to use vitamin E oil on children?

Is it safe to use vitamin E oil on children?

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 more

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How to tell if I am allergic to vitamin E oil?

How to tell if I am allergic to vitamin E oil?

Exposure & symptoms: Theoretically, if a product is only oil without protein or carbohydrate, it would be highly unlikely to have trigger an allergic reaction. If symptoms occurred after ingestion or application and improved with avoidance of the product, then this is suspicious for an adverse reaction. An allergist can review the other ingredients as it may be a hidden allergen. ...Read more

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How do I apply vitamin E oil on stretch marks?

Stretch marks: Apply vit e topically and/or any topical moisturizer to prevent worsening and help stretch marks repair. ...Read more

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Can I drink vitamin E oil if its for external use?

Why?: There is no benefit to drinking vitamin E oil even if it is for internal use. Deficiency of this vitamin is rare except in very unusual circumstance. ...Read more

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Should vitamin E oil be applied before fade cream?

Can be!: Apply after! But can be apllied together, but the fade cream will be diluted and less potent. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could find vitamin E oil in a pharmacy?

Can you tell me if I could find vitamin E oil in a pharmacy?

Vitamin E: Yes, you can find bottles of vitamin E in most drug stores. They also have it in capsule form. Look for "mixed tocopherols" to get the best quality. Be sure to consult w/doctor first. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Vitamin E Oil for Face when should it be applied and how much per week. Any duration after which theface should be washed.

Vitamin E Oil for Face when should it be applied and how much per week. Any duration after which theface should be washed.

Vitamin E oil: Is best applied to the face before sleep. If it soils bed linins you can put a towel on your pillow. Wash as normal in the morning. You can take vitamin E orally in the morning. Peace and good health. Check w/your doc about this and all matters. ...Read more

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Vitamin e oil, good for scars?

Vitamin e oil, good for scars?

Helps soften: Topical vitamin e is one thing that will help soften scars and help them be less noticable. ...Read more

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Is vitamin E oil good for acne?

Is vitamin E oil good for acne?

No: Acne is partially caused by the over production of oils. Adding more oil to your skin will only make the situation worse. There needs to be an appropriate oil balance on the skin otherwise more acne will be produced. ...Read more

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Vitamin E (Definition)

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