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Vitamin E is an important antioxidant that has been used for more than fifty years in dermatology. In fact, a study in the US-based National Library of Congress, indicates that topical use of vitamin E reduces acute and chronic skin damage caused by UV irradiation.
Besides protecting you from UV exposure, the anti-inflammation and antioxidant properties present in the vitamin makes the skin smooth, bright, and even-toned. Hence, if there’s anything we all need for maintaining the health of our skin, it’s vitamin E. After all, it helps nourish the skin while also protecting it.
But if you’re thinking about picking up a jar of a vitamin-E cream, we’re here to tell you a home-made vitamin E mask can do the job better. All you have to do is get yourself some vitamin E capsules which are easily available in the market and get to experimenting!
Here are our top five picks of vitamin-E-based masks that you can make at home for amazing results:
1. Aloe vera and vitamin E mask for smooth skin
You will need one aloe vera stem and one vitamin E capsule for this. Extract the pulp from the aloe vera stem and blend it with the vitamin E oil from the capsule. Apply it on your face and let the mixture dry. After about half an hour, rinse your face with cold water to remove the mask. The antioxidants present in both aloe vera and vitamin E will lead a double attack against dark spots on the skin, provide a fresh glow, and smoothen out your skin.
2. Papaya and vitamin E mask for glowing skin
For this, you will need 2 tablespoons of papaya pulp, one tablespoon of rose water, and 15 to 20 drops of vitamin E oil. Pour the oil in a bowl and add the papaya pulp and rose water. Mix well and apply the mixture evenly all over your face. Allow it to dry and wash with lukewarm water.
The combination of papaya and vitamin E will help moisturise the skin while providing a glow. Papaya has the papain enzyme which removes dead skin cells as well as tan, while vitamin E hydrates the skin simultaneously.
3. Green tea, honey, and vitamin E for anti-ageing
You will need a cup of green tea, 2 to 3 tablespoons of rice flour, one 1 tablespoon of honey, and 2 vitamin E capsules. Start by brewing a cup of green tea and let it cool until it is at room temperature.
Next, mix the rice flour, honey and vitamin E along with the green tea until it turns into a paste. Apply the mask evenly on your face and allow it to dry for 10 minutes. Make sure to wipe away any residue with a cotton pad dipped in warm water. Green tea has anti-ageing benefits that help delay the appearance of lines, while the antioxidant benefits of vitamin E boost new skin cell growth and help maintain healthy skin.
4. Egg, yoghurt, and vitamin E mask for exfoliation
You will need 1 tablespoon of yoghurt, 1 tablespoon of whisked egg, and 1 vitamin E capsule. Start by mixing yoghurt and egg in equal parts. Then, add the vitamin E oil. Apply the mixture as a mask on your face and let it dry for about 15 to 20 minutes. Ensure that you scrub the mask off and then wash your face with cold water. Yoghurt exfoliates your skin, egg provides glow, while the vitamin E helps in moisturising your face.
5. Coconut oil and vitamin E mask for hydration
You will need 8 tablespoons of coconut oil and 2 capsules of vitamin E. Start by melting the coconut oil. Add the vitamin E oil to it. Transfer the mix to a container and keep it in the refrigerator for half an hour, so that it solidifies. Once set, apply the mixture evenly on your face as a mask. Leave it on for 10 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water.
Coconut oil contains nourishing fatty acids that help hydrate very dry skin and retain its moisture, while the antioxidants in vitamin E ensures that your skin glows. A word of caution though: if you have oily skin, steer clear of coconut oil as it can give you acne.
So there you go! Give these vitamin E face packs a chance and get flawless skin in return.