BENEFITS OF VITAMIN E OIL Vitamin E cannot treat allergic reactions, infections, and other issues that cause skin itching. Vitamin E may alleviate the dryness, itching, and flaking associated with eczema, or atopic dermatitis. Dry skin tends to look more wrinkled than well-moisturized skin. The moisturizing benefits of vitamin E oil may help the skin look more youthful and less wrinkled. Vitamin E oil’s moisturizing benefits may also support nail health by preventing cracked cuticles and dry skin around the nail bed. Before using vitamin E oil, do a patch test. Apply a small dab of the oil to an area that is not highly visible, such as the back of the knee or behind the ear. Wait 24-48 hours. If no reaction develops, it is probably safe to use.