Vitamin E is an essential nutrient in our diets. This antioxidant vitamin not only prevents free radical damage and naturally slows down cell aging, but it is necessary for a whole host of biological processes.
You’ve probably heard your doctor discuss the health benefits of taking vitamin E, which include boosting your immune system, preventing stroke-induced brain damage and protecting against certain cancers. But vitamin E oil can also work wonders when it comes to your hair, skin and nails.
Benefits Of Topically Applied Vitamin E Oil:
Prevent Skin Aging & Wrinkles
As an antioxidant, vitamin E helps to neutralize free radicals – compounds that cause cell damage and play a role in the onset of cancer and heart disease. Free radicals also contribute to the aging of cells, including skin cells.
Using vitamin E oil on the skin may reduce free radical damage (including wrinkles) caused by sun exposure, smoking, and alcohol intake. Vitamin E may also reduce the appearance of fine lines by increasing the production of collagen, a substance that keeps the skin elastic; and by aiding the growth and regeneration of skin cells.
To use vitamin E to prevent aging and fine lines, dab the undiluted oil around the eye area or other areas where wrinkles tend to form. You could also mix up an anti-aging mask comprising vitamin E oil and aloe vera gel.
Prevent Stretch Marks
Although there’s some evidence to say that stretch marks can’t always be prevented (especially during pregnancy), many people swear that vitamin E oil and other home remedies stopped them getting marks following weight loss or gain.
To prevent stretch marks from developing, use vitamin E regularly on the areas prone to stretching, including the tummy, hips, thighs, and buttocks. You can apply the oil directly to the skin, or mix it with your favorite moisturizing lotion first.
Vitamin E Oil As A Cleansing Agent
Vitamin E oil is an amazing cleanser suitable for all skin types. Impurities like dirt and pollution cause damage to the skin. A simple idea of applying Vitamin E oil, by gently layering your skin with this oil every night before sleeping can impart radiant glow to skin.
Stimulate Hair Growth
If you want thick and luscious locks, look no further than vitamin E oil – one of the best vitamins for hair growth.
This vitamin stimulates growth when eaten as part of your diet, but it may also have benefits when applied topically. It has been shown in some studies to increase blood flow, which can improve the health and strength of new hair.
Once a week, enjoy a DIY head massage using vitamin E oil. Allow the oil to sit for thirty minutes before washing out with shampoo. For extra potency, add in two or three drops of peppermint or rosemary essential oils – both known for their ability to encourage hair growth.
Massage Your Cuticles & Nails
Dry and cracked cuticles don’t just ruin a good manicure, they can be pretty painful too. Ease your discomfort and treat your cuticles by massaging vitamin E oil into them a few times a week.
In fact, if you make vitamin E oil a regular part of your nail care routine, you may enjoy smoother, shinier, and stronger nails all year round.