Vitamin E capsules can do wonders for your skin and hair! Know 5 ways to use it

From nail protection to giving your hair and skin nourishment - know how to use vitamin E capsules for beauty benefits.
Vitamin E capsule have a host of benefits. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Team Health Shots Published: 21 Jul 2022, 22:53 pm IST

The wellness world has witnessed a sea change over the years. People are investing more time and effort in the way they look and feel. They are also not shying away from consuming supplements. One such supplement is a vitamin E capsule, which has wide-ranging health benefits. From hair and nails to skin, these can play a vital role in your beauty routine. Come, find out how to use vitamin E capsules!

How to use vitamin E for your hair, skin and nails

1. Help in growth of nails

There’s a whole lot that your hands do everyday. For a woman, especially, daily activities at home entail exposure of hands to various soaps and detergents through the day. Be it cooking, washing utensils, vegetables and clothes, every activity can lead to wear and tear of nails.

How to use it?
You can use vitamin E topically to pamper your nails. Open the capsule and use it to massage the nails, cuticles and the skin around it. For best results, it would be better to apply it before you hit the bed. It will leave them soft and nourished.

Protect your nails with vitamin E. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

2. Fight hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is a condition in which parts of your skin end up with more accumulation of melanin than some other parts. This can eventually lead to an uneven skin tone. Vitamin E is said to have antioxidant properties, and considered a wonder vitamin in dermatology.

Hyperpigmentation happens in the deepest layers of skin, so it is unlikely that there is a quick fix for the pigment to disappear. Having said that, the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of vitamin E make it useful.

How to use it?
Apply the ingredients of the vitamin E capsule on the affected area regularly. Massage your skin gently in circular motion. Vitamin E can also be added to a face pack to make the most of its benefits. 

Also read: I used vitamin E oil on my face for a week and the results were unbelievable

Hyperpigmentation may not be completely treated. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

3. Strengthen hair

The antioxidant aspect of vitamin E exhibits benefits for hair, especially among those who struggle with hair loss issues.

How to use it?
You can use vitamin E capsules topically along with a shampoo, condition or oil. You may also try using it in a hair mask! The easiest way to use it is by extract the oil from the capsule and mixing it with a carrier oil such as coconut oil or olive oil. Give your hair and scalp a nice massage and leave it in for 2-3 before washing it off. Try to use it twice a week, and see the result.

It may boost hair growth! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

4. Reduce the wrinkles

Vitamin E oil can be used as an anti-aging cream by people who may be concerned by wrinkles and fine lines. Its natural anti-inflammatory properties make it great for skin. Apart from that, vitamin E oil may even be helpful to lock in moisture and keep the skin hydrated.

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How to use it?
Massage vitamin E oil on your skin in circular motion for best results. Use it just once a day, preferably before you sleep. Some experts warn against direct use of vitamin E oil on skin for the fear of a reaction. So, a patch test is most definitely advised.

5. Protect from sunburn

Is your skin prone to sunburn? Vitamin E oil has photo-protective powers to guard your skin against harmful UV rays. It is also said to be an effective sunburn treatment, as it can treat dry and flaky skin, indicate multiple studies.

How to use it?
You could use some drops from a vitamin E capsule, and add it to your regular lotion or cooling cream. Use it on your skin.

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