Updated: Jul 7, 2022
For years, vitamin E oil has been used as an effective, natural treatment for healthy skin and nails. But what do we really know about this essential vitamin? And how can it really benefit our nails? For answers to these questions and more, keep reading for everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the benefits of vitamin E oil for nails.
Why vitamin E is great for your nails
The best thing about vitamin E is that it’s a natural way to make your nails stronger. It contains anti-oxidants, which protect your body from free radicals, keeping your skin—and nails—healthy. Some people have said that after using vitamin E for at least 4 weeks their nails were 30% stronger than before. Try for yourself! It only takes 5 minutes to do a little massage session with vitamin E oil every other day and you’ll have healthier looking nails in no time.
What should you look out for when buying it?
A natural vitamin E supplement is great, but make sure you check the label. Synthetic vitamin E can be dangerous if you are allergic to it. Furthermore, synthetic vitamin E supplements can actually reduce the bioavailability of the natural form, so stick with a natural vitamin E supplement for the best results! As with any supplement or oil you purchase, make sure it is non-GMO and organic so that it’s good for your skin AND won’t leave any nasty chemicals in your body.
If you’re buying vitamin E oil online, look out for these labels: Natural - This means it was extracted from a plant source like sunflower seeds or safflower seeds. It should also say d-alpha tocopherol succinate on the label. Synthetic - This means it was made in a lab using chemical processes and will probably not have many benefits for your skin.
How do you apply it?
There are two ways to apply vitamin e oil to your nails. First, you can simply apply it on them directly. Alternatively, you can use a base such as jojoba oil before applying vitamin e on top. Jojoba is great because it allows vitamin e to penetrate better and also moisturizes your nails at the same time!
Other uses of vitamin E oil
In addition to being an excellent treatment for your nails, vitamin E oil can also be used on the hands and feet as a general skin conditioner. Keep a bottle around the house or in your gym bag, and add it to your daily skin-care routine after you shower. Since vitamin E is an oil, make sure you rub the oil into your nails while they’re still damp, which will help lock in the nutrients. When using vitamin E oil on your face, only use a small amount; too much can clog pores and cause breakouts. You should also use it sparingly if you have oily skin since its high fat content may exacerbate oily conditions.
When you have used vitamin e oil at home, you can see that your nails are stronger and look beautiful. You may not be able to see it at first because vitamin e oils take time to work on your nails. If you can use it every day, you will find amazing results after a few weeks. It also makes your cuticles soft and easy to keep clean as well as moisturized in order to prevent them from cracking or peeling off easily.
Do you use Vitamin E Oil on your natural nails? If so let us know in the comments.
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