Subscribe to Onlymyhealth Newsletter
  • I have read the Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions. I provide my consent for my data to be processed for the purposes as described and receive communications for service related information.

How to use vitamin E oil for fading acne scars

How to use vitamin E oil for fading acne scars
Quick Bites
  • Vitamin E has been claimed to reduce visibility of scars.
  • Research on its effectiveness in treating scars is, however, inconclusive.
  • Some studies have found that vitamin E is useful in treating scars.
  • Others have observed that it does not have any benefit.

Popular belief has it that rubbing vitamin E oil on skin can reduce acne scars. Several ointments and beauty creams contain vitamin E as the main ingredient. Unfortunately, there is very little evidence to support this claim.


vitamin E for acne scars


Healing scars

Despite several products promoting vitamin E as the main and most useful ingredient, research on effectiveness of vitamin E in treating acne and reducing scars is still inconclusive.


According to a study conducted in 1999, ointments containing vitamin E could not reduce 90 percent of scars in people who had patches of skin cancer removed. In addition, 1/3 of participants who used vitamin E developed red and itchy rashes.

However, as per another study conducted in 2010, application of vitamin E three times a day on surgical scars of children prevented development of keloids or extra scar tissue over the wound. Use of topical vitamin E before and after surgery improved surgical wound healing.


acne scars


Vitamin E for acne scars

Vitmain E makes your skin soft and improves blood circulation. Because it is rich in antioxidants, it helps fight free radicals that can make acne scars even worse. It also helps fight sunburn and protects skin from harmful ultraviolet rays.


How to use it

You can apply vitamin E directly on the acne scars or you may use vitamin E capsules. Take vitamin E capsules and extract oil from them by piercing the capsule with a needle. Then wash your face with water and apply the oil on the affected area. For best results, use it regularly.



Image Source: Getty

Read more articles on Home remedies

Written by
Meenakshi Chaudhary
Source: Onlymyhealth editorial teamOct 10, 2015

All possible measures have been taken to ensure accuracy, reliability, timeliness and authenticity of the information; however does not take any liability for the same. Using any information provided by the website is solely at the viewers’ discretion. In case of any medical exigencies/ persistent health issues, we advise you to seek a qualified medical practitioner before putting to use any advice/tips given by our team or any third party in form of answers/comments on the above mentioned website.

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK