To use vitamin E oil on your face, cleanse your face as usual, and pat the skin dry. Apply the vitamin E oil with your finger, a brush or cotton bud, and leave it on your face for at least 15 minutes, advises wikiHow. Use your regular cleanser or a baby shampoo to remove the oil. Apply toner to get rid of any residue, and finish with your regular moisturizer.
Another option is to blend a few drops of vitamin E oil into your regular night-time moisturizer before applying it as normal. In this case, apply the cream and leave it on, foregoing the cleanse you would do for undiluted vitamin E oil. Since the oil is greasy, using it at night is best, advises New York plastic surgeon Dr. Stafford R. Broumand in The Huffington Post.
If you are prone to break-outs, proceed with caution. The oil's heavy texture does not work for every skin type, warns celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas, in The Huffington Post. It's a good idea to do a spot test first, as with any new skin product.
Vitamin E can help diminish the appearance of scars, while helping to repair tissue, says Dr. Broumand. This means that you can use vitamin E oil instead of a skin-brightening cream.