5 Benefits of Using Vitamin E Oil This Winter

Vitamin E oil is a powerful vitamin for skin and hair.


Health, Wellness
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Vitamin E oil may be your skin’s best friend this winter! It can be found in creams, lotions, and gels, or splashed onto the skin from a vitamin gel cap. With the dry conditions that winter brings and so much time spent indoors, you will want to have some vitamin E oil on hand to nourish your body.

Vitamin E oil is actually a group of fat-soluble antioxidants, as opposed to being a single vitamin, according to a study published in the Indian Dermatology Online Journal. It is found in the green leaves of spinach and other greens, nuts, olive and sunflower oils, as well as whole grains. Described as the “skin vitamin” by Dr. Axe, natural sources of vitamin E are also found in wheat germ and jojoba oils. 

When taken orally, vitamin E may also offer wellness benefits, however, when the oil is applied externally, it offers all-natural skin-healing properties for your nails, hands, face, and hair. Here are five ways vitamin E may soothe your skin this winter.

Helps Heal Wounds

Vitamin E oil is known as a free-radical scavenger, according to the Indian Dermatology Online Journal. This is because it is packed with antioxidants, whose job is to fight free radicals. When taken along with zinc, it offers higher antioxidant protection and may hasten healing of a wound.

A woman places a drop of healing vitamin E oil on her skin.

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Great Skin Moisturizer

Do you have dry, flaky skin in the winter? Are you itchy? Rub vitamin E oil into your skin, cuticles, and nails, as suggested by Dr. Axe. Due to its antioxidant properties, this oil may help reduce skin aging effects and dark spots from the sun and also help to reduce fine lines for healthier skin.

If you want a chemical-free sunscreen, look for one with vitamin E and vitamin C. Both of these are antioxidants and may also help heal from sunburn. 

Natural, organic skin products, including vitamin E gel capsules.

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Soothes Chapped Lips

Use vitamin E oil as a lip moisturizer, especially in the winter, as recommended by Healthy Focus. When lips are dried and chapped, a few drops of this oil daily will make them smooth and shiny.

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Treats Split Ends

Many women tend to have split ends, mostly from coloring and drying their hair, according to Healthy Focus. To help treat this condition, use equal parts of virgin coconut oil with vitamin E oil. Drop this oil onto your split ends and let it stay there for a few hours before washing out. If you do this at least three times a week, you may notice a quick improvement.

A woman treats her split ends with drops of healing and nourishing vitamin E oil.

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Encourages Healthier Hair

Thanks to vitamin E, you may get back your shine and enjoy softer, smoother hair. For hair care, use a few capsules of vitamin E oil along with the same amount of coconut oil and apply to your hair, as recommended by Healthy Focus.

Massage the vitamin E oil into your scalp along with coconut oil or olive oil to help repair damaged hair follicles. Leave it for 30 minutes, then rinse off.  This may also help to improve the circulation of your scalp and stimulate new growth of healthy hair.

To revitalize her hair, a woman rubs vitamin E and coconut oil into her scalp.

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