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Vitamin E for Stretch Marks

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Vitamin E Capsules
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Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin found in many foods, including nuts, seeds, spinach and broccoli. It is a powerful antioxidant, and is necessary for healthy immune function.

Use vitamin E for stretch marks


Vitamin E is found in many creams and lotions marketed specifically for stretch marks. Use as directed on the package.

Alternatively, Vitamin E may be purchased in capsules, which can be broken open. The liquid inside the capsules may then be applied to the skin 2-3 times daily.

Why It Works

Vitamin E is an antioxidant, meaning that it protects against free radicals, which can break down the collagen and elastin in skin. This protection could help prevent the skin damage that causes stretch marks. It also has been shown to aid in the regeneration of cells, which could help fade stretch marks as the scar tissue replaces itself with healthy tissue. Although this sounds reasonable, there is insufficient evidence that Vitamin E actually helps prevent or reduce stretch marks, as this condition often fades on its own over time.


Side effects with topical Vitamin E are rare, but could include itching, burning, or rash. Call your doctor if you experience these or any other symptoms.

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