A good beauty junkie worth her hacks knows the power of the vitamin E capsules in her medicine cabinet. While vitamin E is an important nutrient for overall health, it specifically is important for our skin and hair. From nourishing hair follicles to promoting collagen production, it has numerous benefits. It can be ingested, used as an oil or even be used in the form of capsules.
Vitamin E capsules are truly a boon as they can be consumed or applied to the face for numerous skincare benefits. Their size is no indication of their potency. They’re a great ingredient for dark circles and pigmentation. Considering the antioxidant properties of vitamin E oil, it helps with redness and inflamed skin, evens out the skin tone and addresses pigmentation. It also has several anti-ageing benefits and can give a boost to mature skin.
- How to apply vitamin E capsules to the face
- Making vitamin E face masks
- Aloe vera mask
- Papaya and rose water mask
- Green tea and honey mask
- Egg and yoghurt mask
- FAQs on vitamin E capsule
How to apply vitamin E capsules to the face
When buying vitamin E capsules, go for something that is paraben-free and organic. To prep your skin, make sure to use a mild cleanser like Simple Kind To Skin Moisturising Facial Wash and then dried. Cut open a capsule and squeeze out the contents onto your palm and apply it to your face or the area that you want to treat. You could also lightly massage so that the product penetrates deep into the skin. You can try this on a daily basis for the best results.
Making vitamin E face masks
Since vitamin E oil is quite thick like castor oil, it can be difficult to spread and apply evenly on your face. So, this potent ingredient works well as the base for DIY face masks. Here are some that you can try to address various concerns.
Aloe vera mask
Boost the effects of vitamin E by adding to it a shot of aloe vera—also rich in nutrients and antioxidants. Cut open an aloe vera leaf and scoop out the gel. Blend it with vitamin E oil from a capsule and apply it to your face. Leave it for 30 minutes and then wash it off with cold water for a refreshing pick-me-up. If you don’t have access to an aloe vera plant, you could also buy a quality gel like the Vaseline Aloe Gel.
Papaya and rose water mask
Papaya is rich in the enzyme papain which helps in skin regeneration. Take a spoonful of papaya and mash it into a fine pulp. Next, add a few drops of vitamin E oil and rose water. Blitz the ingredients and apply them to the face for 15 to 20 minutes. Once dry, wash it off with warm water to reveal rosy, glowing skin.
Green tea and honey mask
Rich in antioxidants, green tea and honey help slow down the damage caused by free radicals responsible for visible signs of ageing like wrinkles, fine lines and blemishes. It also cures acne and acne scars. Add a teaspoon of green tea to boiling water and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Then, cool and strain it and add to it oil for one vitamin E capsule along with one teaspoon of honey. Mix it well and evenly apply it to your face. Let it dry for 10 to 15 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water.
Egg and yoghurt mask
Both yoghurt and egg work well as natural exfoliators and also even out skin tone. Mix one teaspoon of yoghurt and 1 whisked egg into a bowl. Add to this oil extracted from a capsule. Whisk well. Apply this to your face and gently massage. Wash this off with cold water after 15 minutes, for happy skin. Sign off your routine by adding a moisturizing face serum like the Pond’s Face Serum for additional benefits.
FAQs on vitamin E capsule
1) Can I apply a vitamin E capsule directly to the face?
Since the actual oil is inside the capsule, you need to cut it open and then apply. Another simple way of deriving the benefits of this capsule is to simply ingest the pill. However, do consult with your doctor before starting the course and remember, any visible benefits will only occur after a couple of months.
2) How do I apply vitamin E to my face?
You can either use a vitamin E capsule or directly buy oil that’s easily available at any beauty store or pharmacy. Since vitamin E oil is thick, it’s advisable to blend it with a lighter oil like coconut or olive before application.
3) Can I apply a vitamin E capsule to my face overnight?
Yes, you can apply the oil overnight. In fact, studies suggest that leaving it on overnight will help absorption and provide numerous anti-ageing and other skincare benefits. It’s not the best idea to apply this at the start of the day, as it can easily attract grime or make it difficult for you to put on your makeup.
4) Can I apply a vitamin E capsule on my face daily?
The frequency of applying vitamin E oil from a capsule depends on the skin type. Those who have dry skin can apply vitamin E oil every day as it will keep your face moisturised and soft. However, if you have oily skin, it is recommended only once or twice a week. You don’t want an excessive build-up of oil and sebum to clog your pores. So, do a patch test and take a call on how often the application suits you.
5) Is it better to consume vitamin E capsules or apply it on the face?
Both work fine since they have different benefits. vitamin E when ingested aids skin development and collagen production. It also acts as an immunity booster and helps brittle nails and hair. It can also reduce the risks of heart disease and improve eyesight. When applied topically, it provides different results like intense moisturisation, creating a protective layer against the elements, healing scars and much more. With so many benefits—skincare and otherwise—vitamin E is truly a superstar that should be a part of your skincare routine.