I recently caused a big cut on my forehead, will applying Vitamin E help reduce any possible scarring?
There is no evidence that applying Vitamin E topically helps heal scars, it is just something all our mothers told us to do. A report in Dermatology Surgery (April 1999) concluded that there was no benefit to vitamin E on scarring and in fact 90% of the cases in the study found the Vitamin E actually worsened the scar. Vitamin E certainly has many benefits for skin as an antioxidant but leave it off your scar. The best thing to do is let it scab naturally, don’t pick at it, and keep it out of the sun.