What does Vitamin E Do for Your Skin? [Vitamin E (Tocopherol) Oil Benefits] - Smeh Beautytips

What is Vitamin E and Why Do You Need It for Your Skin?

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that is essential in keeping tissues safe from free radical damage. It's beneficial in maintaining healthy skin. It contains antioxidants that fight with free radicals and protect skin from UV damaging. Vitamin E works as a natural healer; It also makes skin soft, smooth and delays premature aging.

Vitamin E (Tocopherol) Oil for Scars:

Vitamin E is quite effective in fading scars. Free radicals make it harder for scars to heal. Vitamin E antioxidant properties promote healing by fighting with free radicals. There is a wide variety of lotions and moisturisers available in the market that contain Vitamin E. One can see a significant improvement in skin appearance by applying Vitamin E moisturiser daily.

Vitamin E (Tocopherol) Prevents Skin Ageing:

Ageing is caused by free radicals in the body. These free radicals damage the skin cells that result in dark spots and wrinkles. The human body comes into contact with free radicals when exposing to environmental stress. The formidable antioxidants in Vitamin E  protect skin cells from affecting by free radicals and it fillips collagen production. Applying moisturiser having Vitamin E or Vitamin E oil mixture daily on the skin can significantly improve skin tone and texture naturally.

Vitamin E (Tocopherol) Hydrates and Soothes the Skin:

Vitamin E has also an anti-inflammatory property that soothes irritated skin. The topical form of Vitamin E gives skin necessary hydration by keeping skin holding on to the water; giving it a healthy, soft and glowy look.

Vitamin E (Tocopherol) Moisturises the Skin:

There are multifarious lotions selling in the stores containing Vitamin E because of its incredible antioxidant properties. Vitamin E moisturises the skin by providing essential hydration. It makes the skin soft and supple. Vitamin E oil mixture is best to use daily for a bloomy skin. For buying the best Vitamin E cream check post,' Vitamin E Cream: The Best Beauty- Boosting Buys' by Carla Griscli.

Vitamin E (Tocopherol) for Skin Whitening:

Vitamin E helps in making skin even tone and waning dark patches. It gives skin glowy, fair and clear complexion. Vitamin E face mask recipes help in skin brightening and lightening.

Vitamin E (Tocopherol) Face Mask for Skin Lightening:

Aloe Vera and Vitamin E (Tocopherol) Oil Mask:

Aloe Vera is famous because of its medical properties. It helps in lightening skin scars and fights with free radicals that harm the skin. It provides skin the necessary hydration and revives skin cells. Both Vitamin E and Aloe Vera have antioxidants. Vitamin E encourages scars healing and protects skin from damage by pollutants and may shield from atmospheric skin ageing. The mixture of both natural ingredients fillips skin health; gives even tone and a fair complexion.

For making a mixture of Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, take one teaspoon Aloe Vera and 2-3 drops of Vitamin E oil or one Vitamin E capsule. Mix them well and apply evenly on the face. Leave it for 20-30 minutes and wash face with tepid water. Do this method twice a day for as long as required.

Lemon Juice and Vitamin E (Tocopherol) Oil:

Lemon juice contains citric acid that gives skin a glowy look. It fades dark spots, acne scars and tanning. Another important component in lemon juice is Vitamin C. Vitamin C also helps in skin lightening by lowering the amount of melanin pigment in the skin cells.

Mix two tablespoon lemon juice with 3-4 drops of Vitamin E oil. Apply this mixture thoroughly on the face and neck. Leave this mixture on the skin for 20-30 minutes and then wash face with lukewarm water. Do it once a day as long as required.

Sources of Vitamin E (Tocopherol):

There are many sources of Vitamin E. It's generally hard to have a low level of Vitamin E in the body. The following are the list of foods that are rich in Vitamin E.

Oils that are rich in Vitamin E:
  • Almond oil
  • Sunflower oil
  • Wheat germ oil
  • Hazelnut oil
Animal products rich in Vitamin E:
  • Cod
  • Salmon
  • Goose Meat
  • Abalone
Nuts and seeds rich in Vitamin E:
  • Almond
  • Hazelnuts
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Peanuts
  • Pistachios
  • Cashew Nut
Vegetables rich in Vitamin E:
  • Brocolli
  • Spinach
  • Butternut Squash
  • Asparagus
Fruits rich in Vitamin E:
  • Mango
  • Blackberries
  • Cranberries
  • Apricots
  • Raspberries

Vitamin E (Tocopherol) on Face Before Bed:

Vitamin E is an Essential oil and an Essential oil needs to be diluted. Mix essential oil with a carrier oil. Carrier oil can be olive oil, coconut oil, rapeseed oil and there are many more carrier oils in that an essential oil can be blended. Rapeseed oil is quite frugal to use and also contains Vitamin E along with omega 3, 6, 9 and Vitamin K. It contains 10 times more omega 3 than olive oil so it's best as a carrier oil for both oily and dry skin but if it's not available then olive oil or coconut oil can be used. Both Olive oil and coconut oils contain antioxidants that protect the skin. Apart from them, one can use any carrier oil of his/her choice.

Mix 12 drops of Vitamin E oil with 30 ml of carrier oil. Apply this mixture on the face every night after having a face wash. Coconut oil has wonderful benefits on the skin. For dry skin, it's best to use coconut oil as a carrier oil. Check post 'Benefits Of Coconut Oil' to know about its incredible benefits on the skin.

How to use Vitamin E (Tocopherol) Oil on the Face:

Cleanse the face with a mild cleanser for a few minutes then wash with tepid water or wash the face with a face wash that suits the skin type. Pat the skin dry gently. Pour 3-4 drops of Vitamin E oil mixture on the hand and rub it on both hands. Now, apply this mixture on the face. The skin absorbs this mixture within a few minutes and it works as a natural moisturiser.

Vitamin E (Tocopherol) Supplement for the Skin:

There are also Vitamin E supplements available in the market for the skin. Taking a higher dose of Vitamin E could be dangerous for the skin but there is no clear evidence of it. It's good to take the recommended dose of Vitamin E to reap its benefits. The recommended dose of Vitamin E for the men is 4 mg and for women is 3 mg per day. Check post, ' The 7 Best Vitamin E Supplements Reviewed for 2019' for a guide to buy Vitamin E supplements.


Every human is different. It's not 100% guaranteed that every product suits everyone or everyone has a similar treatment result. So for applying anything on the skin first do a patch test on the wrist especially people with sensitive skin. Only carry on with the product when there are no side effects of it. Don't take any supplements without reading the information on the leaflet or without consulting a doctor.

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