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6 beauty benefits of vitamin E oil for your face, body and hair

Make use of this wonder oil for your entire body.

Written by Kriti Saraswat |Updated : March 19, 2015 10:26 AM IST

Vitamin E oil is one of the ingredients that can be used on the face, body, hair, lips, nails, etc. It has multiple benefits and contains a very high dose of antioxidants. These nourish our skin and hair and make them stay beautiful for a longer time. The regular use of vitamin E oil can therefore ward off various beauty problems as well. Here are a few of its benefits.

Fades away stretch marks

Vitamin E oil has antioxidants that prevent the damage of collagen and help repair the skin. Stretch marks often appear after sudden weight loss or post pregnancy when the skin undergoes sudden drastic changes. It stretches more than usual and the result is those white lines called stretch marks. Here s how to use it. Here are some more home remedies to lighten stretch marks.

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Steps:

  • Warm some vitamin E oil by dousing the bottle in hot water.
  • Now take a few drops and massage it wherever you have stretch marks.
  • Leave it on overnight.
  • Repeat the process every night to see them fade away in a few months.

Prevents wrinkles

Every woman s enemy signs of ageing such as wrinkles and fine lines. Vitamin E oil improves collagen production and also blocks free-radical damage which is often the main cause of the appearance of wrinkles. Here s how to use it. Also try these other anti-ageing remedies.

Steps:

  • Mash a few chunks of papaya in a bowl.
  • Now add 2-3 drops of vitamin E oil to it.
  • Mix well and apply this paste on your face and neck.
  • Let it stay for 15 minutes and then wash off with plain water.

Suits dry and sensitive skin

Dry skin lacks moisture and hydration while sensitive skin can turn red at the slightest touch. Therefore, it is essential to use the right ingredients on such skin types. Vitamin E oil is suited for both types. It has anti-inflammatory properties that calm sensitive skin while its moisturising properties soothe dry skin. Here s what you should do. Apply these packs on sensitive skin.

Steps:

  • Warm some vitamin E oil and add honey to it.
  • Apply this mixture on your skin, not just face but the whole body.
  • Once you are done massaging, take a bath with lukewarm water.
  • If you find honey to be sticky, simply massage your skin with vitamin E oil.
  • You can do this at night and bathe with lukewarm water in the morning.
  • This will let your skin absorb the oil better.

Lightens acne scars and dark spots

Acne scars, dark spots, burn marks, etc. can hinder your beauty but you can lighten them with the help of vitamin E oil. It helps the damaged tissue heal better and the skin also appears brighter after its use. Make sure you use this paste regularly to see a visible difference.

Steps:

  • In a bowl add vitamin E oil and aloe vera gel.
  • Stir it well to blend the two and then apply on the affected areas.
  • Let it stay for 30 minutes and then wash off with water.
  • Both the ingredients will help in lightening the spots and scars.

Soothes chapped lips

Chapped lips are a common occurrence during winters and no matter how much lip balm we use, it isn t enough. This is due to the harsh weather that takes away all the moisture. But using vitamin E oil helps prevent them getting too chapped as it seals the moisturise in and also prevents further damage. Chapped lips can also be healed with these remedies.

Steps:

  • Simply dab some vitamin E oil on your lips.
  • Do this at night or if you do not want to use a lip balm, use this oil instead.
  • Avoid licking your lips as it dries them out and will not let the oil seep into the skin.

Strengthens hair

For our hair to be strong and healthy the follicles need nourishment and vitamin E oil does just that. It not just improves blood circulation when massaged on the scalp, it also promotes hair health and is good for improving the condition of dry and brittle hair.

Steps:

  • Warm some vitamin E oil and apply it on your scalp and hair.
  • Massage the scalp well so that it boosts blood flow.
  • Keep it on for an hour and then wash your hair.

Vitamin E oil is also available in the form of capsules. If you do not find the oil, you can use these to make packs. Simply cut them open and squeeze out the liquid. If you find vitamin E oil to be too greasy, mix any other light oil in it such as coconut or olive oil and then apply it on hair and skin. Also read how vitamin E can keep you fit and young.

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