Vitamin E for Stretch Marks

Posted by Trupti Shirole on Wed, Dec 1, 2010  
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Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin. It is a powerful antioxidant. Vitamin E is necessary for healthy functioning of the immune system.


Vitamin E protects against free radicals, which can break down the collagen and elastin in skin. This could help prevent the damage to the skin that causes stretch marks. Vitamin E also aids in cell regeneration. This property could help replace the scar tissue with healthy tissue, thus fading the stretch marks. But there is not enough evidence that Vitamin E helps to prevent or reduce stretch marks.


Vitamin E can be used for stretch marks-


Many creams and lotions contain vitamin E. Many of these creams are marketed specifically for stretch marks. These creams can be used as directed on the package.


Vitamin E is also available in the form of capsules. These vitamin E capsules can be broken open and the liquid inside these capsules may then be applied to the skin directly or by mixing it with some cream. You can apply this 2-3 times daily.


Side effects-


Side effects with topical use of Vitamin E are very rare. Side effects could include itching or burning of skin or appearance of a rash. Consult your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.



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