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How to Apply Vitamin E From Capsules Directly to the Skin

author image Kay Ireland
Kay Ireland specializes in health, fitness and lifestyle topics. She is a support worker in the neonatal intensive care and antepartum units of her local hospital and recently became a certified group fitness instructor.
How to Apply Vitamin E From Capsules Directly to the Skin
Vitamin E capsules may be the secret to healthier skin. Photo Credit yellow capsules image by Fyerne from <a href="http://www.fotolia.com">Fotolia.com</a>

Vitamin E is often used to promote smooth, hydrated skin, it can help soothe burns, and it even be smoothed onto stretch marks and scars to diminish their appearance. But you don't have to buy vitamin E oil to take advantage of its many uses. Instead, make your own using vitamin E capsules from the health food store, and a little olive oil. Use vitamin E oil daily to smooth your skin and keep it looking healthy and young. It may be a better treatment than pricey department store antiaging creams.

Step 1

Remove three vitamin E capsules from the vitamin bottle, and lay them on a paper towel. Use a needle to poke a small hole in each capsule, and squeeze the oil into a small jar until only the skin of the capsule is left. Stir in 1 tsp. of olive oil to make the the vitamin E more pliable when you apply it to your skin.

Step 2

Dab the vitamin E oil gently around your eyes, forehead and mouth to prevent and improve facial wrinkles. The University of Maryland Medical Center notes that pure vitamin E can help decrease facial roughness found in wrinkles and fine lines.

Step 3

Poke a hole in a few more vitamin E capsules to make enough to apply to large patches of your body, like on stretch marks or large scars. For every three capsules, remember to add 1 tsp. of olive oil, or the vitamin E may become sticky. Rub into scars at least once daily with your fingers.

Step 4

Use your vitamin E oil from the capsules on sunburns or after visiting the beach. It can help replenish the moisture that your skin loses from being out in the hot sun, and can provide soothing relief from painful burns. Try placing your vitamin E capsules in the refrigerator before you puncture them before added cooling relief.

Step 5

Apply vitamin E directly from the punctured capsule onto the skin if you suffer from extremely dry skin, eczema or psoriasis. The pure vitamin E oil can help to hydrate the skin, and you won't need to use expensive or synthetic moisturizing products.

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