Vitamin E’s antioxidant properties are often used to boost anti-aging skin care, but the oil derived from the vitamin can be utilized for various functions in medical spa settings. It can be added to various products, along with being applied directly to the skin.
Read on for five potential uses for vitamin E oil in your spa.
1. Moisturize Skin
In an oil form, vitamin E’s foremost application is to provide moisture to otherwise dry or flaky skin. The moisture provided by the oil will help skin stay smooth compared to dry skin, and vitamin E itself has been suggested to aid in a youthful appearance and prevent wrinkles.
2. Provide Relief to Sensitized Skin
Allergic reactions, infections and other itchy conditions can be soothed through the moisturizing effect of the oil. Research has found that vitamin E’s effects as a supplement can improve eczema symptoms, so it is believed that it may amp up the efficacy of topical moisturizers. In addition, vitamin E has been found to reduce psoriasis symptoms for those looking for alternative therapies for the condition.
3. Heal Wounds
Vitamin E supplements have been suggested to promote wound healing—while little research exists on healing capabilities of the vitamin’s oil, application near wound sites may help the healing process and provide extra moisture in order to reduce the chance of scarring.
4. Prevent Sunburn
While avoiding sun exposure and wearing sunscreen are the best ways to prevent sunburn, the soothing effect of vitamin E oil can provide moisture to help heal sun-damaged skin.
5. Heal Damaged Nails
The cracked, peeling and yellow appearance of nails affected by yellow nail syndrome can be aided by vitamin E supplements, while dry cuticles can receive a moisture boost from the oil.
It should be noted that vitamin E oil and supplements are not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, so products may vary and contain additional ingredients. A patch test should be performed before beginning widespread use on clients with a history of allergic reactions.
For more on uses for vitamin E oil, read medicalnewstoday.com (source).