Every woman wants flawless, glowing skin and shiny, strong hair, right? In order to correspond to 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 grannies used in the past. One such is castor oil, which 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 learn how to treat your skin and hair with castor oil…
Castor Oil – an ancient natural beauty remedy
Let your skin and hair shine!
Castor oil is the pale yellow liquid extracted from castor seeds. It is very rich in antioxidants. You may not have known it, but it is a natural beauty remedy that can solve most of your skin and hair problems. We will tell you some benefits of castor oil.
This is what the castor oil 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 supple skin. The castor seed oil contains vitamin E, proteins and omega 6 and 9, which are responsible for shiny hair and beautiful skin. It helps reduce hair loss, premature graying of hair, fights all scalp problems and accelerates hair growth. Be it pigmentation, acne or aging, castor oil is the solution to it all.
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 castor oil’s benefits derive 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 supple 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. Each time your skin is deprived of oil, it compensates for the lack of moisture by producing more oil, leading to oily and inflamed skin and triggering acne. Don’t be afraid to apply oil to your skin. The essential fatty acids contained in castor oil help to restore the skin’s natural moisture balance. Apply castor oil gently to your face and massage in circular motions. You can even leave it on overnight and wash it off in the morning. You can also use steam to open up your pores and help your skin absorb the oil better.
Say goodbye to blemishes
Gives the hair shine and strength
Castor oil is the best oil to enrich your scalp. It contains ricinoleic acid and omega-6 fatty acids and therefore when massaged onto the scalp it helps increase blood circulation which improves hair growth. This oil also moisturizes and conditions your hair naturally.
Treat your scalp and hair roots with castor oil
This way 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 for 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.
You can also treat stye in this way
However, castor oil can be a great natural anti-aging agent. It penetrates the skin and boosts 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 on overnight.
Bye bye, wrinkles!
Soothes dry skin
Castor oil helps in relieving dry and blotchy skin. If you suffer from scaly feet, especially in winter, you can apply this oil along with crushed mothballs, which will deeply exfoliate and soften the skin on the sole of your foot.
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 condition Atopic Dermatitis. It is a skin disease 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 as a natural agent that retains moisture in the skin, especially during the winter season, protecting skin and hair from dust and heat.
Castor oil also acts 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 gut walls. This causes these muscles to contract and as a result facilitates bowel movements and relieves constipation. The oil works effectively and quickly when taken throughout the day. Take a 15ml dose of the oil once a day. As it has a very strong taste, it is recommended to cool it a bit before consuming it to mask the taste.
remedies for constipation
Castor oil helps with various skin diseases such as atopic dermatitis