I heard long ago that literally cutting the top of a vitamin E supplement and putting the goo on your face helps your skin---true??Or skin won't abosrb that make-up??Helped anyone??Curious...Thanks!
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My grandmother, that just passed away, was very young looking. Her skin was always so smooth and she didnt have any visible wrinkles on her face. I asked her what she uses on her face once. She said Vaseline, regular Vaseline, every night. She was a beautiful woman, I havent tried this yet but I think I will. It could be that she just had good genes but I doubt it, she was in her mid 60s and looked much younger.
Might be worth a try?
I tried the Vitamin E thing once. Mine was so sticky it was more like trying to spread rubber cement on my face, only stickier. It was hard to get off.
Take the capsules (they work better internally) and buy some vitamin E lotion. The best I've found is at the dollar store, comes in a big tub, and says "Vitamin E Lotion" on it.
never used it on my whole face, just spot treatment.
I have heard about Vaseline, but never tried it. Tyra Banks had an episode of her talk show where she took off her makeup and showed everyone her skin care technique. She gave every in her audience her number one skin care essential: Vaseline!
Vitamin E is essential to your skin's health. It is also an anti-oxidant. Finally it is essential to the cell walls of every cell in your body.
That being said, it does not absorb easily through your skin. It is a thousand times more effective to swallow the vit E pill than it is to rub it on your face.
If you want to put vitamin E on your face, use olive oil instead. It is very high in vitamin E and also will moisturize your face.
Moisturizers are basically just oils. You spread then on your skin and it hinders the loss of water through your skin (oil floats on water, oil doesn't evaporate easily, water stays trapped between your skin and the oil, thus moisturizing your skin). Moisturizing creams don't actually ADD moisture to your skin, but they do hinder the loss.
Vitamin E is an oil. Vaseline is an oil. Most moisturizing creams are just petroleum jelly or vegetable oils with a few emulsifiers to make it spread easily, plus a few "special ingredients" such as essential oils to make it smell nice. Vaseline is pure petroleum jelly.
Stay away from moisturizers, vitamin E and Vaseline on your skin if you have acne. Pimples are caused by anaerobic bacteria in your skin's pores. Anaerobic means that they can't live in oxygen. Spreading oils on your skin will not only keep the water in next to your skin, but it will also keep the air out, thus creating an anaerobic environment in which these bacteria thrive.
So swallow the vitamin E, spread the Vaseline, and save a fortune on cosmetics.
I would also recommend a good defoliant, especially if you suffer from acne or blackheads. Defoiliants basically help remove the top layer of dead skin, which makes your skin look healthier and "younger". It also helps to open up those pores, allowing oxygen in to kill the anaerobic bacteria.
I'd try it for sure! Won't hurt!
i use a vitamin e oil on my face overnight but only use it after a chemical peel. i have a vitamin e moisturizer that is excellent for skin and i found my skin shows significant changes in the month i've used. however, i agree that you should ingest vitamin e as well.
If my skin is messed up I'll bite open a Vitamin A&D capsule and put it on. Vitamin E would work too as long as it's OIL. You don't want to overuse it because too much of anything is not good, but those oils really promote skin healing. I've had a nasty cold this week so my nose and lips were really chapped and sore, and I put vitamin A on them two nights in a row just before I went to bed, and all the chapping went away.
What is a good defoiliant product? Some sort of wash and a scrub, right? What's a good wash (I battle acne)?
yeah i did a couple of times, but i wasn't really sure what i was doing. in the winter time my husband never uses hand lotion and as a result the skin on the back of his hands get so dry they crack and sometimes bleed. one winter it was so bad that he was scratching and hurting, he tried some lotion, but it stinged so bad that he had to wash it off. so i went to the medicine cabinet to find some "sensitive" lotion but decided to make a concoction instead.
i cut open and squeezed out the goo of about 15-20 of the Vitamin E gel caps. and then i cut off a leaf of my aloe plant and squeezed out the goo from the leaf. i mixed the goop together and smeared it on the back of his hands and then put latex gloves on his hands so it wouldn't rub off onto things and make a mess. when it was time for bed i told him to put on some mittens and wear them to sleep. in the morning when he woke up and took off the mittens and latex gloves he was astonished that his hands were no longer dry, and itchy. we did this 1 more night, and his hands were completely healed.
now he knows to occasionally lube up with hand lotion during our long winters up here in wisconsin... but every now and again he forgets and i have to make that concoction for him.... but it always works like a charm.
i'm going to try the vaseline on my face tonight. i use if for my lips before i go to bed and wake up with them feeling really good. I'll try it on my neck and chest since I am seeing lines forming from oversun exposure. my mother in law slathers it on her legs and swears by it. just messy. and it doesn't smell very good either.
I use vaseline around my eyes, mouth and on my lips. My skin isn't prone to breakouts so i have had no issues. I tend to do this more in the winter months when the heater is on in the house. I also use vaseline on my knees, heels and elbows. My husband thinks I have awesome elbows, i think he is a little weird, but whatever works
yes i swear by god that putting vitamin A directly helps, for eg i was having bad nails , doctor said it is vitamin A deficiency, he gave me 7 injection of vitamin A, to put daily one, doctor use to give me injection on my back bump, belive me my bump become so smooth that i use to touch my bumb daily to check how smooth it become, and also after one month my nails become good. so i think if we apply vitamin A direclty to our face it should work.
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