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Using Vitamin E for Scars

If you have a problem with scars then you have likely checked into a variety of options. One of the choices you have probably heard about is using Vitamin E for scars. For quite some time there have been many claims made as to the healing power of Vitamin E when it comes to various types of scars. So is it true? Does using Vitamin E on a scar actually help it to heal faster and more effectively? In order to understand whether or not this works the way it should, we have to first look at how it works.

Wherever there is scar tissue, the skin has dried and hardened. This is the body’s way of healing after an infection of some sort. Scars can come from a number of things including acne, wounds and even surgery. In each instance, the skin becomes hard and dry as the scar is formed and this makes it more difficult for the scar to fade completely. Vitamin E works primarily by removing those obstacles and allow the skin to regenerate the way it is designed to do. It starts by creating a soft and loose environment.

When you use Vitamin E for scars, you will begin by applying a small amount of the oil to the area where the scar is located. The best results are achieved when you opt to massage the oil into the scarred area slowly and carefully. Many recommend going through this process at least once or twice a day while you have the scar. By massaging you are ensuring that the oil is absorbed into your skin so that it can begin to work in the way it was intended. If you do not massage the oil into your skin you will see fewer benefits over the same period of time.

The Vitamin E that is absorbed by the skin will then begin to soften and loosen the area around the scar. This process allows the healing to begin. It will start with the scar beginning to fade away. As you go through the process of massaging the oil into your skin regularly, you will likely begin to notice the healing that takes place. The softer and looser skin means that your skin is able to regenerate the way it was designed to do. New skin will begin to replace the older, dead skin.

That does not mean that Vitamin E oil will work for everyone that tries it. In fact, there are some that have seen no results from using Vitamin E on their scarred areas. Some have even had side effects from the oil that were as bad as the scar. The most common side effect is a skin rash known as dermatitis. This can be more bothersome than having the scar was. The best way to avoid that is to use a small amount on an area such as the inside of the elbow. If you can do so without reaction then chances are you are safe using the oil on your skin.

Using Vitamin E for scars is nothing new. It is something that has been done for many years. There are plenty of products that are designed to help heal scars and tout their inclusion of Vitamin E as an ingredient. While there are a lot of people that have seen success with this treatment, there are those that have not. After testing to be sure you will have no reaction, the best step is to try it and see if it works for you. If it does that is great. If it does not, then you will know to try and find another alternative.  

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