When applied topically vitamin E oil also know as cocoa butter is one of the quickest home remedies for dark spots. As with any home remedy for dark spots it can take up to three months of nightly treatment to get the full dark spot fading effects. However, you will start to see results from applying vitamin e oil in a weeks time. Vitamin e oil is a natural moisturizer, but it may end up clogging your pores if you apply it to your entire face too often. While vitamin e oil is safe to apply to your skin undiluted it needs to be mixed with jojoba oil so it can be absorbed into the skin without clogging pores. A mixture of vitamin e oil and jojoba oil can also be used to dilute essential oils for acne.
Consuming vitamin E boosts the immune system and works well at treating acne internally. However, it is unneccessary and may be harmful to take vitamin E supplements because most diets include the recommended amount of vitamin E. Unless vitamin e oil is used topically you will not notice the dark spot fading effects that vitamin E oil has on the skin. Dabbing vitamin E oil onto individual spots will not be very effective at treating acne. When used topically vitamin E is not necessarily an acne treatment, but it will keep the skin moisturized. Keeping the skin moisturized plays an important role in the acne treatment process so that the body does not overproduce oil to compensate for dry skin.
Vitamin E oil for an acne remedy.
All you need to make this home acne remedy are one ounce of 100% pure vitamin E oil and four ounces of 100% pure jojoba oil. A clean cotton ball or fingers can be used to apply.
- Mix the vitamin e and jojoba oil together in a container.
- Wash your face with water and a cleanser.
- Dampen the cotton with the vitamin E and jojoba mixture (5-6 drops worth).
- Gently rub the oils onto your face in circular motions.
Vitamin E oil for acne and dark spots tips.
Vitamin E and jojoba can be left on and do not need to be rinsed off. Not much vitamin E oil needs to be applied. Use enough to get a slight glisten from the oil. Apply once a day in the morning or at night before bed to fade acne dark spots and treat acne. Daily treatment with vitamin E oil will also help to fade dark spots. You can also apply vitamin E oil by using your fingers to gently rub a small amount of the oil onto your skin. If you do not like the smell of vitamin E oil just apply it at night. Applying nightly will also help to reduce dark spots from any popped pimples. 5,000 IU vitamin E oil is the best for daytime use because it rubs in better than higher IU and doesn’t leave as much of a glisten.
Vitamin E goes bad over time. The shelf life for pure vitamin E is two to three years. But if you happen to come across some vitamin E and are not sure how old it is give it a smell before using it. If the oil has a really strong and bitter smell to it then it has likely gone bad. Jojoba oil on the other hand does not go rancid even after long periods of time.
Use vitamin E oil at your own risk. Even though the vitamin E oil should be safely absorbed into the skin when combined with jojoba oil, studies show that vitamin E oil may cause contact dermatis (a type of allergic reaction). If you have tried vitamin E oil on your skin in the past and had no problems with it then keep using it if it is working for you. However, if you have never tried vitamin E oil before applying it to your entire face test it diluted in jojoba oil on a small patch in a less noticeable spot such as the upper thigh for at least two to four weeks to see if your skin will have an allergic reaction to the vitamin E oil. Do not apply vitamin E oil to open wounds or scabs. Scars from scabs that are healing can be made worse by applying vitamin E oil to them.