Vitamin E is a fairly known compound, as we consume at least some amount of it during our day. As to how much of it you consume during the day, you can refer to this article that includes has a thorough article on the benefits of consuming it in good amounts every day.
As said, you can get more than enough of vitamin E each day, as long as your food choices are right.
This is the reason why a healthy eating habit can be very helpful to your body and your skin as well.
Here is the list of foods that contain vitamin e:
- Dandelion greens
- Palm oil
- Safflower oil
- Sunflower oil
- Sweet potato
- Wheat germ oil
Eating enough of these foods every day will guarantee that you won’t ever be caught with a deficiency of vitamin E.
And not having a deficiency of the vitamin is also very most important with every other vitamin as well, like vitamin A, vitamin B or vitamin D.
It’s not important to get as much as possible everyday, but enough so that you are not deficient of it.
The other option is using supplements, in the form of pills, which is basically just a extracted pure concentration of it.
They are also sold in the recommended amounts to consume per day, so one pill a day will be more than enough to fill your needs.
What about Vitamin E Oil?
If you eat enough vitamin e foods, you have your body full of vitamins and minerals. But what about the skin? Even if you eat only pure Vitamin E, the skin will only be able to use a small portion of it for it purposes. For this reason, vitamin e also comes in the form of an oil solution.
It is just a more direct way for the skin to receive the vitamin it needs. While the food vitamin will provide some, a lot of it is used up before reaching the skin. For the maximum effect on your skin, applying it directly is the key.
Before applying it, you may exfoliate for a faster absorption and less down time as it has a very oily texture, meaning it will take some time for it be be absorbed. For this purpose, it is recommended to apply it in small increments and multiple times instead of one big batch.
Does it work against stretch marks?
This vitamin is indeed a viable solution, but it will be much less effective that you might think.
What will happen over time, is that the stretch marks in your targeted area will appear much less visible, but since they actually reside in the second layer of the skin(which receives little healing from the vitamin itself), the scars will still remain there.
Therefore, as a lessening or fading solution vitamin e works great, but for more intense goals, like removal or even permanent removal, they will not be achieved by using only this vitamin. The skin heals good, but not great and the vitamin itself will not change that, so as said before, a full removal is out of the question here.
For a chance of better results (homemade solutions have varying results) combining a few other oils or homemade ingredients is always a good idea, just remember to apply them consistently for the most consistent results.