Every woman wants flawless, glowing skin and shiny, strong hair, doesn’t it? In order to comply with this ideal of beauty, one often resorts to products containing chemicals, which can also have side effects. However, there are natural beauty products that our grandmas have used in the past. Castor oil is one of those, and it has been more or less forgotten these days. Therefore, we would like to introduce you to its most important benefits for the skin and hair. That’s what today’s post is about. Read on to find out how you can treat your skin and hair with castor oil …
Castor oil – an ancient natural beauty product
Let your skin and hair shine!
Castor oil is the pale yellow liquid made from castor seeds. It is very rich in antioxidants. You may not have known it, but it is a natural beauty product that can solve most of your skin and hair problems. We’ll tell you some of the benefits of castor oil.
This is what the castor plant looks like
A beauty product from nature
Castor oil is an ancient remedy for hair and skin problems. It is an elixir for beautiful hair and smooth skin. Castor seed oil contains vitamin E, proteins and omega 6 and 9, which are responsible for shiny hair and beautiful skin. It helps in reducing hair loss, premature graying of hair, combats all scalp problems and accelerates hair growth. Be it pigmentation, acne, or aging, castor oil is the solution for all of that.
Castor seeds are rich in unsaturated fatty acids
Furthermore, castor oil is also known for its antibacterial properties and various medicinal benefits. It is believed that most of the benefits of castor oil are derived from its high concentration of unsaturated fatty acids. Let us tell you more about the different qualities of castor oil …
An elixir for beautiful hair and smooth skin
Here are 7 benefits of castor oil for skin and hair
The problem with most beauty products is that they remove the oil from your skin. Every time your skin is stripped of oil, it compensates for the lack of moisture by producing more oil, which leads to oily, inflamed skin and triggering acne. Don’t be afraid to apply oil to your skin. The essential fatty acids contained in castor oil help restore the skin’s natural moisture balance. Gently apply castor oil to your face and massage using circular motions. You can even leave it on overnight and wash it off in the morning. You can also use steam to open your pores and help the skin absorb the oil better.
Say goodbye to blemishes
Gives the hair shine and strength
Castor oil is the best oil to use to enrich your scalp. It contains ricinoleic acid and omega-6 fatty acids, so when massaged on the scalp, it helps increase blood circulation which improves hair growth. This oil also moisturizes and naturally conditions your hair.
Treat your scalp and hair roots with castor oil
So your hair can shine too
Prevents hair loss
You can apply castor oil mixed with fenugreek seed powder once a week and use it as a hair mask. This prevents hair loss and also makes the hair roots stronger.
DIY hair mask against hair loss
Helps with stye
Castor oil is known for its powerful antibacterial properties. Apply a drop of castor oil to the stye at least two to three times a day for effective results.
This is how you can treat stye too
However, castor oil can be a great natural anti-wrinkle remedy. It penetrates the skin and stimulates the production of collagen, which softens and moisturizes the skin. It rejuvenates the skin by making it softer and smoother. Apply a small amount of castor oil to wrinkled skin and leave it on overnight.
Bye bye, wrinkles!
Soothes dry skin
Castor oil helps relieve dry and blotchy skin. If you suffer from flaky feet, especially in winter, you can apply this oil along with crushed mothballs, which will create a deep exfoliation and soften the skin of the sole of your feet.
People who have very dry skin or hair can use castor oil once a week.
Castor oil is also beneficial for people suffering from the skin disease atopic dermatitis. It is a skin condition that is on the rise due to climate change and increasing pollution. Applying castor oil all over the body can help nourish the skin.
If you have dry skin, massage the oil into the affected areas
Castor oil acts like a natural agent that retains moisture in the skin, especially during the winter season, and protects skin and hair from dust and heat.
Castor oil also works as a laxative. Researchers have found that the main fatty acid in this oil, ricinoleic acid, binds to receptors on the muscle cells of the intestinal walls. This causes these muscles to contract and, as a result, facilitate bowel movements and relieve constipation. The oil works effectively and quickly when taken throughout the day. Take a dose of 15 ml of the oil once a day. As it has a very strong taste, it is advisable to cool it down a little before consuming to mask the taste.
Remedies for constipation
Castor oil helps with various skin diseases such as atopic dermatitis