If you follow any beauty influencer on social media you already know that vitamin E oil is the new skin care staple. Are you here because you want to learn how to use Vitamin E oil for acne? Or maybe you are here because you want to learn if this is a legit product or just a new craze. Dr. Sarah Campbell, board-certified dermatologist with Forefront Dermatology, is here to answer the top questions.
What is Vitamin E Oil?
Vitamin E is a naturally occurring antioxidant that protects your skin against free radicals. Free radicals are molecules in the environment that damage your skin and weaken its elasticity. This can include pollution, cigarette smoke, chemicals, and even the sun. Vitamin E, in a sense, protects your skin like an invisible shield. While you can naturally get Vitamin E through a variety of foods, Vitamin E also comes in both a thicker oil and a thinner serum or toner.
How does Vitamin E Oil help your skin?
In addition to protecting your skin from free radicals, Vitamin E oil naturally works to neutralize all the environmental stressors that’ll destroy your collagen and cause fine lines and premature aging. Additionally, vitamin E has moisturizing benefits, and also has natural anti-inflammatory properties, so it can be soothing and help calm the skin. Additionally it has hydrating benefits for the skin.
How to use Vitamin E oil for acne
When it comes to treating acne, vitamin E seems to work best topically. You should still make sure to get enough of it in your diet, but taking vitamin E supplements doesn’t appear to have the same effects on acne. While vitamin E oil alone isn’t the cure all for your acne woes, it makes a great tool to have in your arsenal of skincare products to help provide your skin with a powerful antioxidant. It is best to apply a thin layer of vitamin E oil to your face prior to bed. If you have oily skin, we suggest using a thinner Vitamin E serum or toner versus the thick oil. If you have dry skin, many individuals prefer mixing a little bit of vitamin E oil in with their nightly moisturizer and applying together.
Struggling with Acne?
The board-certified dermatologists at Forefront Dermatology are specialists in acne, acne treatment and acne scar treatment. Find a dermatologist near you and schedule your consultation today.