Castor oil is formed by pressing the seeds of castor oil plants. It is actually a vegetable oil which is also highly recommended for hair and beauty woes. Castor oil is filled with some great vital nutrients such as vitamin E, minerals, and proteins, that is required for healthy hair and skin. Before you use the castor oil on your skin, try it out on a small patch of skin to make sure you’re not allergic to it.
Let us have a look at some of castor oil benefits for Skin and Hair.
Treats Dry and Damaged Hair
Due to hectic lifestyle, people nowadays have no time to take care of their hair due to which the scalp becomes dry which can cause dandruff if not treated on time. Castor oil can treat this problem easily as it contains vitamin E, omega 6 fatty acids etc. which help in moisturizing the scalp and thus, preventing dryness. In fact, mixing it with aloe vera gel and tea tree oil can be highly beneficial for you.
Remove dark circles
As we age, the thin skin beneath your eyes suffer from an increasing shortage of collagen, thus get thinner and allow green veins to expose, creating dark circles. Stress, sleep deprivation, unbalanced diet are also associated with dark circles. Castor oil can help your skin rejuvenate and fade away those dark circles.
You can either apply castor oil alone or use it in combination with other ingredients to balance out the strong effect of the acid in it. For instance, a mixture of castor oil and cream, coconut oil milk or almond oil is particularly suitable for sensitive skin. The combined formula is also useful if you simply want to carefully test how your skin reacts to castor oil before you decide to use it for an extended period.
Promotes Hair Regrowth
Hair regrowth is one of the best benefits of castor oil for hair growth. The presence of ricinoleic acid along with omega 6 and other fatty acids enters deep into the hair shafts and nourish the roots deeply. This restores the health of the hair and boosts hair growth. It makes your hair stronger and thicker by penetrating into the outer layer of the hair shaft.
Grow and thicken eyelashes
Long lashes bring your eyes a dreamy and attractive look that every woman desire. But not everyone is fortunate enough to have long and thick eyelashes when born. Additionally, just like hair, eyelashes fall down from time to time and have limited ability to regrow. In these cases, you can resort to castor oil as it is capable of growing and thickening eyelashes. Besides, castor oil can prevent your eyelashes from breaking and falling down by adding nutrients to keep your lashes healthy and resilient.
- First, you have to clean your face and carefully remove all make-up traces, especially in the eye areas.
- After that, use a clean eyeliner brush and dip it into the castor oil.
- Finally, use the brush to rub castor oil carefully on your eyelashes.
It is adviced that you apply oil treatment on eyes at night on a regular basis till you get the desired result. In the morning, you should clean the oil using a cotton pad and eye make-up remover.
Nourishes Dry Skin
Castor oil is a great lotion for dry skin. Because it can get so deep into the skin, it is great for treating dry, flaky skin patches. Because castor oil has so much fatty acid, it helps the skin stay healthy and glowing, and helps with skin conditions like dermatitis, which can cause very rough dry skin. Castor oil also helps make elastin and collagen, which helps push off aging signs, and keeps your skin looking young.
This thick oil is also good for treating weak and cracked nails. The different vitamins and minerals in castor oil help the nails grow and make them strong. Massaging just a small amount of castor oil into your cuticles and on your fingernails, each day for a couple of months will give you long, healthy and beautiful nails. You can also use it on your toenails so if you are already getting ready for warmer weather, now is the time to start those pedicures with castor oil.
Treat under eye wrinkles
Wrinkles are a troublesome by-product of the aging process that obsesses all women. But many commercial brands are too expensive when it comes to eye care products. Then castor oil has emerged to be an economical and green alternative to budget housewives and vegan lovers. With its emollient and absorbing properties, castor oil fights against even the most stubborn wrinkles of your eyes.
- Clean your face with normal cleansing foam and dry with a clean towel.
- Use a cotton ball to apply toner to the skin beneath your eyes to balance out the effect of cleanser.
- Use another cotton ball and dip it into the castor oil.
- Then gently pat the oil onto the outer areas of your laughing lines beside your eyes, followed by the inner area of your eyes along the nose.
- Let the oil to absorb within 5 to 20 minutes, then wash it with cleaner and clean water.
Castor oil works great as a treatment for deep cystic acne. It helps to decrease the inflammation from the acne and kills bacteria which helps the acne to clear up. It works really quickly, too so put it on before you go to bed and you will notice a drastic improvement when you wake up in the morning.
Natural Hair Conditioner
As castor oil penetrates into the hair roots and the hair shafts as well, it forms a protective layer all around. This layer helps in healthy and strong hair growth along with shine and luster.
Repairs Split Ends
One of the benefits of castor oil for hair growth is that it removes split ends. Split ends are basically the damaged gaps of keratin in the outer layer of the hair shaft which hamper hair growth. Castor oil penetrates deep into these gaps in order to repair them thus, rendering a healthy hair growth. The mixture of castor oil along with egg and coconut oil will help in healing faster.
Castor oil works great to remove tiredness from around your eyes. It works much like petroleum jelly but without the mess. Before you go to bed at night, just rub a little around your eyes and even on your eyelashes. Be careful not to get it in your eyes. It will soak in overnight and leave you looking and feeling a bit more refreshed in the morning.
Even though you may not want to have castor oil anywhere near your mouth, it does wonders for dry and cracked lips. In case you didn’t already know, castor oil is actually added to many lip remedies that you buy over the counter. You can simply rub a bit on your lips and it will help to heal cracks and prevent further chapping.
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