How to Apply Vitamin E From Capsules Directly to the Skin

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Puncture vitamin E capsules and mix the liquid with other ingredients before applying to skin. (Image: amnad/iStock/GettyImages)

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. Use vitamin E oil daily to smooth your skin and keep it looking healthy and young. It just might be a better treatment than pricey department store anti-aging creams.

How Vitamin E Helps Your Skin

One capsule of vitamin E actually contains eight different nutrients that are essential to your help. It's a powerful antioxidant, which means it fights off compounds that can cause damage to your body. Those compounds, known as free radicals, can have an effect on your skin.

Mix a Mask

One of the best times to use your vitamin E oil from the capsules is 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.

Mix up 2 teaspoons of vitamin E oil—about two to three capsules—with 2 tablespoons of yogurt and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. The mixture will help soon burned skin. Apply the mask all over your face and let it dry, then wash it off with cold water.

  • 2 teaspoons vitamin E oil
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Rosewater
  • Cotton pad

Combine With Other Oils

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, add teaspoon of olive or oil, or the vitamin E may become sticky.

Rub into scars at least once daily with your fingers, or dab the vitamin E oil gently around your eyes, forehead and mouth to prevent and improve facial wrinkles. Pure vitamin E can help decrease facial roughness found in wrinkles and fine lines.

Additionally, you can 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.

Keep in mind that, though rate, topical application of vitamin E can cause contact dermatitis and other reactions. If you notice a reaction, stop using the vitamin E immediately and wash the area thoroughly.

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