Castor oil, very popular oil in the cosmetic industry, is extracted from the beans of castor oil plant. In order to get rid of the toxic content, it is cold pressed and then boiled in water. Thanks to this you can be sure that the substance is completely safe. What is more, it is an easy to get, inexpensive and rich in properties, oil. Its popularity makes us want to reach for it more often. How can we use the oil in our daily skin and hair care?
This is probably the most popular and well-known feature of this oil. When applied regularly on the scalp, brings tremendous effects. Your hair will not only grow faster but also become darker. However, this feature, might not be as beneficial for blond hair as it is for brunettes.
Enhancing eyebrows and eyelashes.
Applying castor oil on eyelashes and eyebrows, with the use of an old but washed mascara brush, can bring wonderful results. Your hair will become darker thicker and strengthen and when talking about eyelashes, they will grow faster and become more curled.
Reducing the appearance of scars.
Due to the content of fatty acids in the castor oil, it is commonly used in the treatment of scars on your skin. In order to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections, the fatty acids penetrate the scar tissue. Even though, the process is rather slow, it is worth the wait. Especially with the guarantee that the treatment is natural and safe to our health.
Reducing the appearance of stretch marks.
In ancient China, castor oil was used in matters connected with pregnancy. It used to be a means to induce labour. Nowadays, it is more common help when fighting with stretch marks. It brings salutary effect because it can brighten and supple the skin imperfections.
The properties of castor oil make it an excellent remedy for all kinds of skin problems such as acne, dry skin, sunburn, warts, itching, lichen. What is more, it is even useful when fighting the appearance of first wrinkles. They key to achieve desired effects, is to use it regularly.
Castor oil has antibacterial features therefore it can be used an a disinfectant (even on open wounds). So next time you encounter any scratches, cuts or damage caused by different kinds of skin problems, feel free to use castor oil to purify any wounds.
Hard feet skin.
Many of us struggle with the problem of hard and cracking skin on foot, knees or elbows. In this case, the best remedy is our irreplaceable castor oil. Rubbing a few drops of the oil on the affected areas will help to soften, moisturise and prevent cracking heels.
Castor oil is an effective method of nutrition of damaged, cracked, weak and splitting nails. It is necessary to regularly rub the oil in the nail plate, cuticles or even your whole hands in order to notice the regeneration and reinforcement.
When it comes to washing your face with the Oil Cleansing Method (OCM), you should never omit castor oil. The only trick is to determine the proper dose of the oil accordingly to your complexion type. Castor oil is perfect not only for cleansing the face thoroughly but also for minimising irritation, moisturising and nourishing facial skin and lips.