The benefits of castor oil for the skin are something you want to consider!
The main component of castor oil is ricinoleic acid.
It does miracles!
I have covered in detail this topic in another text:
Learn HERE what are the health benefits and hair growth benefits of castor oil!
Now I want to discuss two main topics with you:
1. Why is castor oil good for your skin?
2. How to use castor oil to make skin gentle and healthy?
I would be happy that when you read this text, you have enough knowledge whether or not to include castor
oil among the solutions which support your skin being pure and healthy.
Why is castor oil good for your skin?
Castor oil is very efficient when it comes to
acne, dry skin, skin burns, fungus infections, wrinkles, skin pigmentation spots.
It nourishes the skin, makes it smooth and soft and improves its elasticity. Face masks, containing castor oil are a fantastic solution for an anti-aging effect, spots, and wrinkles.
Before you go to sleep, you could also rub your hands and legs with warmed castor oil, and you will be rewarded with soft and smooth skin.
If your skin is dry and peeling during the winter season, a simple solution is to mix 8-10 drops castor oil with 1 egg yolk. You will feel the relief!
If you don’t have a makeup remover around, a few drops of castor oil on a cotton cloth will replace it successfully.
Remove the makeup from your face and eyes and wash with water.
If you mix it with other oils, like sesame oil, rosehip oil, orange oil, olive oil, you can replace your night cream.
It is good for dry and sensitive skin.
Castor oil dissolves well into the water. Add it while having a bath for more elastic and hydrated skin.
Watch this short video how to apply castor oil on your face!
Read below these precautions!
- Castor oil is better to be used very carefully during pregnancy period;
- Compared to the other oils, castor oil is a stronger allergen. To find out if you are allergic to castor oil, just put a drop on your skin and wait for a few hours. If there is no skin redness, everything should be fine;
- Due to the high concentration of ricinoleic acid, when you apply castor oil on your face, you would prefer to use it in combination with other components. It all depends on how sensitive is your skin towards this oil.
How to use castor oil to make your skin smooth and healthy?
I will share a few recipes with castor oil. All of them you can quickly prepare at home.
To nourish your skin, use the following two masks:
Mask #1 Castor oil & potatoes
You need 2 teaspoons castor oil, 1 teaspoon mashed raw potatoes, 1 egg yolk, 1 tablespoon yogurt.
Blend the ingredients and massage the face and the neck. Leave it for 20 minutes and wash with warm water. The potatoes have a quick effect on the skin.
Mask #2 Castor oil & fruit
You need 1 part castor oil and 3 parts fruit. The castor oil/fruit ratio should be 1/3.
Blend the ingredients and massage the face and the neck. Leave it for 20 minutes and wash with warm water.
For dry skin: use peach, banana or apricot.
For face spots: use strawberry, chopped cucumber or black currants. For better effect, you could add lemon juice and yogurt. This option is suitable for oily skin.
For energizing the skin and smoothening out the wrinkles: use watermelon. You can add 1-2 drops of lavender oil.
Mask #3: Castor oil and almond oil against chapped lips
You need 1 teaspoon castor oil and 1 teaspoon almond oil.
Blend the ingredients and apply on the lips. Leave it for 20 minutes and wash with warm water.
You can use the same two components but with ratio castor oil/almond oil 1/3 to massage your body. This combination goes deep into the skin, relieves the joints and improves the blood circulation.
Mask #4: Castor oil and curcuma/turmeric for a recreation of the face melanin
You need 1 teaspoon castor oil and a little bit of curcuma powder.
Blend the ingredients and apply on the face. Leave it for 20 minutes and wash with warm water. This mask treats acne and face spots.
Mask #5: Castor Oil and cheese curd against dry skin
You need 5 tablespoons castor oil, curd and savory.
Mix the ingredients. You can apply it on the face and leave it for 1-2 hours in the evening for a stronger effect. If you can’t find curd, you can replace it with yogurt.
Castor oil and the “neighbors.”
You already read how to mix castor oil with other oils and ingredients, when you are at home.
At the same time, it can be
with a lot more components, leading to precise and powerful natural formulas.
There are plenty of them on the market.
Now you are “armed” with the knowledge about castor oil how to use it in your arsenal. You know you have one more friend. You know which are the benefits of castor oil for the skin.
You are aware why to use it and how to use it.
I know you love your skin:) You deserve even more advice!
Read HERE to understand is jojoba oil good for your skin.
Strategic info for essential oils and their influence on your skin and body you will find HERE!
But whatever you do, TAKE ACTION! Your skin is your shield, and you want to give it the best possible attitude!
I would love to hear from you! How do you take care of your skin? Do you use castor oil? Other oils?
Leave me a comment below! I will answer you!
To your fantastic “castor” skin!