Use Vitamin E Oil for Scars?
Does vitamin E
oil really works for scars?
is a fat soluble
vitamin that has shows antioxidant
benefits and is found in abundance
in the skin. Because of these reasons, many people believe it will
help the skin to rejuvenate and eliminate the appearance of scars.
In one well-designed study
(double-blinded clinical trial) involving 15 patients, there was no
difference between those using the vitamin E cream and those using just
the plain cream.
However, another study
showed that adding vitamin E to silicone gel (designed for reducing
the appearance of scars) was slightly better than just using the
silicone gel alone after a 2 month period.
Keep in mind that vitamin E oil does help other skin conditions like burns and skin damage from excessive sun exposures.
reports suggest applying vitamin
could help fade and heal scar marks.
But clinical research studies don't seem to support this
claim of healing scars. So, the truth is, it look like using vitamin E
wouldn't be very helpful despite what people might believe.
a positive note, clinical studies do
show that silicone gel or pads are
effective in reducing the appearance of scars. Try using silicone
based-products first. They are a little bit pricey but at least we know
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