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vitamin e oil = clogged pores?

will vitamin e oil clog your pores? i've been using it as a moisturizer for the past couple of weeks & noticed this week a burst of acne. then again, the acne may be hormonal & have nothing to do with it. the internet has told me yes & no to this question, so now i turn to naturralliving! what has your experience been using vitamin e oil as a moisturizer?

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ecoskink
Jan. 30th, 2010 12:09 am (UTC)
I was using vit. E as a moisturizer and at first it was amazing. (I was using it to try and fade some red marks/acne scars too) but then the same thing happened to me..I started breaking out pretty badly and getting white heads (which I think happens when oil is clogging your pores?)
So, I can't say for SURE if it does, but it definitely gave me some problems
then again..my vit. E was a very thick and almost sticky oil..is yours?
mercurychaos
Jan. 30th, 2010 12:47 am (UTC)
All acne is caused by blocked pores - the difference between a whitehead and a blackhead is whether the blockage stays below the surface of your skin or not.
implodes
Jan. 30th, 2010 01:38 am (UTC)
definitely thick & sticky. i just put a dab on a cotton ball & swiped it around my face.

thanks for the comment!
mercurychaos
Jan. 30th, 2010 12:42 am (UTC)
I can't use pure vitamin E topically because it irritates my skin. From what I've read this is a pretty common problem, and skin irritation is something that can trigger breakouts. This might be what's going on with you.

Regardless, I'd try switching to something else and see if the acne goes away. I really like jojoba oil, it's very similar to skin oil and so it's not likely to irritate you or clog your pores.
implodes
Jan. 30th, 2010 01:39 am (UTC)
i actually had been using & loving jojoba oil but decided to try out vitamin e oil b/c of great things i'd heard, heh...i might try a mixture w/ both of them (mostly jojoba) or just going back to what clearly had worked well for me before.
myrcwood_rose
Jan. 30th, 2010 12:56 am (UTC)
Vitamin E oil doesn't actually absorb into the skin very well, most of it just sits on top, which makes your skin feel very soft, and also traps a ton of dirt and bacteria, as well as attracting more from the environment, and causing break outs. You're better off finding an oil that more readily absorbs into the skin.
implodes
Jan. 30th, 2010 01:37 am (UTC)
it's so funny, b/c i switched to trying it partially b/c someone told me it does absorb very well & claimed that jojoba oil, which i had been using w/ success, did not. oi.
emeraldsrain
Jan. 30th, 2010 01:33 am (UTC)
I'm convinced it depends on the person. I'll open vitamin e capsules and put it directly on my face and the next day I am glowing. My mom, on the other hand, told me that she broke out completely when she did this. If you're breaking out, don't put it on your face. Perhaps just on your hands and arms.
high_impact
Jan. 30th, 2010 02:13 am (UTC)
it's never made me break out, but i only use it on my face occasionally.

if you're looking to try a new oil apricot and olive oil have worked really well for me.
daisan
Jan. 30th, 2010 03:17 am (UTC)
You know, I've been trying to figure out why the heck my face has just gone freaking ballistic in the past few months, and it's totally coincided with my switching to a Vitamin E moisturizing cream.

It's a bummer, because I've read so much positive stuff about it being good for wrinkles and skin tone, but I just cannot TAKE these awful little bumps everywhere. Okay. Going to switch to another moisturizer and see if that helps.
faygentry
Jan. 30th, 2010 03:18 am (UTC)
oddly enough I have always broken out .I am 37 and starting to wrinkle so I started putting E on my face every morn.I have less problems with breakouts .
vhanna
Jan. 30th, 2010 05:15 am (UTC)
most of the comedogenicity lists say it's moderately comedogenic. it's listed under its other name "tocopherol" here:

http://www.zerozits.com/Articles/acne_detective/article6.htm
breakableheart
Jan. 30th, 2010 11:56 am (UTC)
What a great list!
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