Pure Vitamin E Oil as a Potent Source of Vitamin E for Skin

For some of the most common skin care problems, vitamin E oil can be just what you need to make the rest of your skin care routine work exceptionally well. Never a complete treatment in itself, vitamin E oil moisturizes and soothes inflamed skin, preventing a plethora of skin problems.

Why should you care about moisturizing your skin? Many people, especially people who have naturally oily skin, overlook moisturizing their skin. The fact is, even if you have oily skin, moisture is critical to skin care.

The oil that causes acne flare-ups is on your skin, not in your skin. The moisture that keeps your skin soft, and your pores open, is in your skin, not on your skin. Oil on your skin and moisture in your skin are two very different things. And vitamin E oils can help preserve the ceramides in your skin that keep moisture locked in so skin stays soft.

Soft skin doesn't wrinkle. And it lets pores drain so whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples are not a problem.

How does vitamin E moisturize your skin? Vitamin E fights inflammation. Inflammation kills skin cells and dries out your skin.

Even worse, tiny flakes of skin can clog pores. They can leave an uneven finish on your skin that makes applying cosmetics difficult. The inflammation-fighting power of vitamin E helps the other skin care products you use do their job without having to fight dry skin and redness.

The best way to get vitamin E to your skin is to use a vitamin E lotion. The kind of vitamin E that locks antioxidant power into your skin is vitamin E acetate, which may also be listed as d-tocopheryl acetate. This is not the kind of vitamin E you need inside your body, because it has to be broken down by pancreatic enzymes before it can be used by interior tissues. But is the kind of vitamin E you need on the outside of your body, because it has long-lasting antioxidant power that fights UV-B rays and stops the immune processes that lead to dry, aging skin.

Where to buy vitamin E oil? Sometimes you need to buy your skin care products at the cosmetics counter in a department store. Or perhaps you would visit a skin care shop, like Aveda. But vitamin E oil is a product you can safely buy online. Gene's Vitamin E Swiss Collagen Cream and Jason Natural Cosmetics Pure Beauty Oil are available from many sources at good prices. But if you are looking for a "skin resuscitating serum," don't buy the product on the basis of vitamin E alone.

Vitamin E Oil Benefits for Skin, Hair and Face

Vitamin E oil is one of the least expensive remedies for some of the most important nagging cosmetic problems. Unlike other cosmeceuticals, vitamin E oil is anti-inflammatory, so you can't go wrong with vitamin E.

Vitamin E oil benefits for skin. Using a product that is non-inflammatory is especially important if your skin has lots of gold, brown, or black tones. There is an old saying in skin care textbooks that is very important for people with darker skin: Inflammation causes pigmentation.

Anything that inflames darker skin, which has more pigment-making melanocytes, is likely to leave permanent dark marks. This is because the melanocytes' pigment is an antioxidant used by the skin to stop inflammation. Using a harsh chemical product on the skin can leave lifelong reminders.

Vitamin E oil, however, doesn't inflame. It moisturizes the skin, leaving it softer and more flexible. It may not be all you need for your wrinkles and fine lines to fade away, but it will help your skin recover from the exfoliants you use to lift and separate the dead skin that keeps wrinkles tight.

Vitamin E oil benefits for hair. For hair problems, as for skin problems(read more about benefits of vitamin e for skin), vitamin E oil is helpful, although not a panacea. A light application of vitamin E oil after drying your hair will help with split ends and brittle hair. Vitamin E shampoos don't usually do a lot of good because you wash off the vitamin E as soon as you put it on.

One application of vitamin E oil, however, can be very helpful for your hair. That's when you are using minoxidil to regrow hair. Vitamin E activates minoxidil to stimulate hair growth. You could get a formulation of minoxidil with added E from a compounding pharmacist, or you could just apply a light touch of vitamin E oil directly to your scalp after the minoxidil dries.

Vitamin E oil benefits for your face. The most common application of vitamin E oil is fighting facial wrinkles. Vitamin E cream benefits are especially important for women and men who have darker skin tones.

You are more likely to find products that combine vitamin E with vitamin C, but you may get the best results from products that combine vitamin E with vitamin B. The B vitamins correct problems related to excessive nerve stimulation of the skin such as rosacea, while the vitamin E hydrates the skin and helps wrinkles smooth out.

Vitamin E is never a complete cosmeceutical solution. It's always just a part of a skin care routine that includes cleansing, exfoliation, hydration, and infection control, and it's always just part of a skin care routine that nourishes your hair from the roots out. But the addition of even a simple vitamin E acetate cream or lotion can provide anti-inflammatory benefits for your skin, hair, and face that make all the other products you use just a little more successful with longer-lasting results.

Written By Robert S. Rister
Robert Rister is the author of Healing without Medication and many other books that have been translated into eight languages. He is a chemist, a formulator of natural products, and a writer of consumer guides to getting the greatest value from natural health care.

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