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How to use vitamin E for skin and hair?

by Nidhi Gupta 26 Aug 2022 0 Comments

Want that Instagram perfect picture? Here we introduce you to Mr. E - The skin hair and wellness expert. Very well!

We all know that vitamin E is a blessing for healthy skin and hair but most of us don't know the right way to use vitamin E for skin and hair. Let’s explore the correct method to use this magic potion.

Vitamin E for skin benefits

Is vitamin E good for face? Topical application of vitamin E on face offers uncountable benefits to skin, health, and appearance. With its emollient properties, it works like an elixir for damaged, flaky, and dehydrated skin. Being an antioxidant, it fights free radicals, prevents premature aging, and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. With its natural anti-inflammatory properties, it soothes the skin and aids in strengthening skin barrier function. It also prevents our skin from sun damage and gives us a glowing, youthful, and healthy skin.

How to use vitamin E on face for maximum benefits?

Vitamin E has a very thick consistency and can clog pores if used incorrectly. People with oily and acne-prone skin should be even more cautious while using vitamin E as it will trigger their concerns.

Vitamin E face serum

Make your own vitamin E serum at home and say goodbye to store-bought, expensive, chemical-based serums.


Blend all ingredients for 5 minutes with the help of a clean spoon. Store it in a clean container and use it as a serum.

Bear in mind

  •       Don’t use freshly scooped aloe vera gel. It will reduce the shelf life of the serum to 2 days only.
  •       Oily and acne prone skinned people should skip adding glycerin and carrier oil. Instead they should add 2 drops of tea tree oil for bonus benefits.

Vitamin E for skin whitening

Whether you want to get rid of dark spots, pigmentation, sun tan, blemishes, or acne scars, vitamin E won't give you the big E.


  • Gram Flour- 1 tablespoon (use Kaolin Clay/ Multani Mitti for oily and acne prone skin)
  • Liquorice powder- 1 tablespoon
  • Wild turmeric- ½ teaspoon
  • Lemon essential oil- 3 drops
  • Vitamin E oil- 3 drops
  • Fresh raw potato juice to make a fine paste

Combine all ingredients and apply this face pack for glowing skin on a cleansed face at bedtime. This face pack will give you a blemish free, clear, and even skin tone

How it works: Liquorice, turmeric, lemon oil, and potato juice are powerful skin whitening agents. Vitamin E accelerates their power and acts a touch of healthy glow to your face skin.

You can get your easy to use and most effective Green Coffee Blemish Clear Kit. It is the best pigmentation removal cream in the Indian market.

Vitamin E for dark circles

Are you done with your panda eyes? Multiple factors are responsible for dark circles like lack of proper sleep, genetics, nutritional deficiencies, allergies, etc. The delicate skin under eyes needs special care to stay healthy and attractive.


  • Sweet almond oil- 2 tablespoon
  • Grapeseed oil- 2 tablespoons
  • Vitamin E oil- 2-3 drops
  • Aloe vera gel- 1 tablespoon (optional)

Mix all ingredients and fill the mixture in a clean container. Massage your eyes with this DIY Vitamin E under eye cream in circular motion at bedtime. Follow this regime for 90 days to get remarkable results.


Vitamin E for hair growth and hair fall

Vitamin E is an all-inclusive remedy to cure dry, damaged, frizzy, and unmanageable hair. It is a high potency antioxidant which strengthens hair roots and stimulates growth of new hair follicles. Add it in your weekly hair care regime to get strong, shiny and thick hair.

Vitamin E serum for hair


Combine all ingredients. Apply on the scalp and hair length after head wash or whenever you desire to get a manageable lustrous mane. You can also add a few drops of vitamin E oil in your favorite hair oil to boost its nutritional power.


Can vitamin E be applied directly on hair?

No. It should always be diluted with the carrier oil. People with dry, damaged and flaky scalp can apply vitamin E more frequently as compared to those with sensitive or oily scalp.

Is vitamin E good for nail growth?

Vitamin E can promote nail growth as well. Being a powerful antioxidant possessing emollient properties, it can repair and improve nail health.

Does applying vitamin E on the face cause hair growth?

No, it will only enhance your skin health. Hence you can use it on your face without the fear of getting unwanted facial hairs.

Can I leave vitamin E oil in my hair overnight?

Yes, you can leave Vitamin E oil in your hair overnight. In fact you should leave it in your hair for a minimum 60-90 minutes to let your scalp absorb its nutrients completely.

Does vitamin E darken the skin?

No. Vitamin E, when diluted with other skin brightening ingredients, can enhance their power and work miraculously to improve your complexion and remove dark spots.

Can I use vitamin E oil on my face every day?

Although vitamin E offers numerous benefits to our skin, nevertheless moderation is the key. You can use it everyday on your face but according to the demands of your skin only. Oily and acne-prone skinned people should use it cautiously as it can clog pores, resulting in increased outbreaks.

Can you put vitamin E oil on your lips?

Yes, you can use it to cure dry and chapped slips. Just blend one teaspoon  vitamin E oil with one tablespoon coconut oil and one tablespoon Shea butter. And here you go.

Which is best for skin- Vitamin C or E?

Our body and skin needs different types of vitamins especially vitamin C, E, A and D to stay youthful and healthy. Hence you should add nutrient-rich meals in your daily diet to get the benefit of all vitamins.


What is the difference between vitamin E capsule and vitamin E oil? Which is better?

Most people use vitamin E capsules for skin and hair. They simply prick a vitamin E capsule in cognizant of the difference between the two.  Vitamin E oil is specially formulated for topical application while vitamin E capsule is a supplement meant for oral intake.

Bottom line

Reserve a space in your skin care and hair care kit for this magical oil, but don't forget to add it in your bowl as well for a stronger immune system and overall health. Remember- when you are healthy inside, you shine outside.


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