Benefits of Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E is known as a powerful antioxidant to fight free radicals and for proper immune system function as well as healthy skin and eyes. Vitamin E oil is acknowledged for its moisturizing, healing and skin renewal properties. This is one of the reasons why alpha tocopherol, one of the compounds of vitamin e, is often used as one of the main ingredients in skin ointments and in many dermatological products such as skin oils, body lotions and shaving creams.
Natural vitamin e oil is normally manufactured from or contains soybean oil, corn oil, wheat germ oil, sesame oil or lemon oil or a combination of all. When you purchase vitamin e oil, check that it contains d-alpha tocopheryl instead of dl-tocopheryl acetate, which is synthetic oil.
One of the benefits of vitamin e oil is it helps break up scar tissues or prevents them from forming. Many people use vitamin e oil topically to cover break-up areas due to acne. Vitamin e oil is also good for smoothing rough and dry skin. Since it works as a moisturizer and absorbs into your skin, you can rub it directly on your skin or combine it with another moisturizer to hydrate it.
Vitamin e oil benefits include speeding up the process of wound healing and usually without scaring. But before you apply it on a wound, do a patch test first. Apply on the inside of your forearm to find out if you are allergic to it and the reaction it may cause.
If you have course and dry hair, smoothing it on your hair after your shower may solve the problem. You can also add it to your conditioner and see its effect.
Pregnant women are using vitamin e oil to overcome itchiness due to stretching of the skin. It may also prevent stretch marks from forming.
Vitamin e oil may also help with psoriasis. You can try to apply the oil on your skin, bandage it, wear socks or gloves and let the oil soaks in. The healing effect is due to the presence of the tocopherol, a chemical which aids in the treatment of the skin problem. It may also help to treat eczema. One of the other benefits of vitamin e oil is that it may protect from harmful ultra violet rays.