If you do want to try the topical route, Aguilar says almost everyone can benefit from using vitamin E topically. “Vitamin E works well to assist with wound healing and scar maturation,” Parcells says. “It’s also helpful as an antioxidant and can be used alongside vitamin C to assist in repairing skin damage. It’s a great moisturizer and can be therapeutic in improving skin tone and elasticity.”
Specific skin types that might benefit the most from vitamin E are those with chronically dry and inflamed skin, atopic dermatitis, and eczema, Rodney says. But check with your dermatologist first before using it to treat any chronic conditions.
And while the ingredient can be helpful all-around, some people might experience some irritation, like superficial dermatitis. “If you have oily skin, vitamin E may not be the best solution for you,” Rodney adds. “It can potentially clog pores and increase the likelihood of breakouts. If you have sensitive skin, it’s best to perform a patch test first.”
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