Vitamin E Oil for Double Chin (Does It work)

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When it comes to skin-care for healthy skin and youthful looking, vitamin E is one of the most essential things to remember. It’s not only vital for your skin health, but also important for many other body functions. It’s an antioxidant, which is believed to play a role to help fight against skin conditions related to aging. How about vitamin E oil – does it work on double chin?

Vitamin E functions

You need vitamin E for numerous body functions. It’s a vital nutrient for your overall health. The good news, it’s easy to be found in foods so vitamin E deficiency is uncommon.

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As mentioned earlier, this fat-soluble nutrient is an antioxidant which plays a key role to protect your cells from free radicals. This protective function is important to help prevent numerous medical conditions from heart disease to cancer, which have been confirmed in several scientific studies.

Another important function of vitamin E is to help keep your immune system strong. As an antioxidant, it’s vital to your body’s defense system. It’s required to help your cells fight off infectious things. Its antioxidant properties have been found to play a role in reducing the risk of several medical conditions such as oxidative stress, atherosclerosis, and cancer [1].

What’s more? Vitamin E has an effect on your vision health. According to one study, high serum-tocopherol levels and vitamin E intake were associated with a decreased risk of developing age-related cataracts [2].

Also, we need this vitamin for the production of prostaglandins, hormone-like substances that regulate various body processes (e.g. muscle contraction and blood pressure). Furthermore, it’s required to keep muscles healthy. It may have a role to aid in muscle repair by healing the plasma membrane [3].

It seems there are enormous health-advantages reported. How about double chin?

Vitamin E oil might help ease double chin, but …

Vitamin E is easily to be found in many cosmetic products. For skin care, it’s usually available as oil or in cream form for topical use. Combined with other ingredients, it’s often added to some anti-aging or skin-tightening solutions.

Again, its antioxidant properties are the key of why it’s often used in skin-care products. Since it is a powerful antioxidant, your skin can rely on it to help defend from ‘bad’ environmental factors (e.g. UV rays and pollution) that would otherwise weaken, damage, or cause counterproductive changes in your skin.

It seems skin’s vitamin E is likely to decrease naturally with age. Exposure to UV rays would make this worse. Here topical application with vitamin E oil may help! How about double chin?

As with most skin-tightening topical treatments, it’s harder to find conclusive scientific evidence that creams or oil containing vitamin E work effectively on double chin.

However, a few anecdotal reports suggest that topical application with vitamin E might work on very mild double chin. Certain forms of this vitamin may have a positive effect to help soothe skin, which is probably helpful to make double chin less visible.

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In case if you have heavier second, lower chin — topical treatments, including oil /creams containing vitamin E would be ineffective since they don’t target the underlying cause of the problem.

Mostly, double chin has to do with extra fat pocket underneath the jawline, which is hard to melt away when you only rely on topical treatments. Here you usually need more aggressive treatments.

The good news, these aggressive treatments are not always with surgery! Nowadays, a number of non-invasive procedures for double chin are available. Which is the best one, see more here!

What kind of vitamin E is best for very mild double chin?

The vitamin E molecule has several basic forms. Some of the most common ones we often find in skin-care products probably are dl-alpha tocopherol, dl-alpha tocopherol acetate, d-alpha-tocopherol, and d-alpha-tocopherol acetate.

It seems some can be produced synthetically. For example, the “dl” prefix mentioned above indicates that the vitamin E molecule is derived from a synthetic base. Whereas the “d” prefix is an indicator that the product was produced from natural sources. Which is the best one?

Even though both natural and synthetic forms of vitamin E have antioxidant activity; in general, natural is better. Synthetic counterparts of vitamin E are less effective than its natural forms, some studies suggest [4] [5]!

Unfortunately, not all skin-care products show the “d” and “dl” prefix on their ingredient list. Mostly, they only show tocopherol or tocopheryl acetate on the list. In such case, it’s not bad idea to contact the company.

Sometimes vitamin E is combined with vitamin C (both are great for skin health). While vitamin E goes down, deeper into the skin since it easily absorbs into the skin – vitamin C works effectively on the top layer of the skin. Together, they may work more effectively to ease a dull complexion, improve uneven skin tone, and more powerful to protect the skin from negative effects of environment assault.

In addition, there are a few anecdotal stories about putting wheat germ oil for double skin and any wobbly bits. Wheat germ oil has natural vitamin E, that’s why some people believe it might have an effect on improving skin health and elasticity. But unfortunately, there is still no sufficient scientific evidence on this!

What else?

Whether or not topical application with vitamin E oil is effective for double chin, having plenty of dietary vitamin E is a must. Other vitamins – e.g. B, C, D, and K – are also beneficial for healthy skin and youthful looking. 

Each food is unique — so don’t only rely on certain foods! Eat a wide range of healthy goodies such as fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and healthy fats!

How about vitamin E supplements? You’ve likely heard that vitamin E supplements could be effective to help treat or prevent several diseases, including skin problems. But studies on these are still debatable. The only established advantages, they work in people who experience a deficiency on this vitamin.

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