Vitamin E for Prevention of Lines and Wrinkles?

Does Vitamin E oil help in preventing and removing fine lines and wrinkles? Can it penetrate the skin and provide its anti-oxidant benefit to the skin?

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Vitamin E and Wrinkles

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Vitamin E oil probably serves as a moisturizer and has some weak anti-oxidant properties but that is about it -  i.e. not much help.

A combination of the following will help you prevent and treat existing facial wrinkles:

1. Moisturizers and Sunscreen with SPF >30
2. Retin- A (your doctor will figure out best strength)
3. TCA Peel (we prefer the Obagi Blue Peel) or Lasers (I prefer the BBL or SkinTyte with the Sciton Laser
4. Make sure you don't squint often (poloroid sunglasses and visual correction if needed)
5. Regular Care by a medical esthetician

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