Castor oil is extracted by pressing the seeds of the castor plant and is increasingly becoming an important bio-based raw material in various cosmetics, soaps, textiles, massage oils, and even medicines.It has also been used to treat a range of medical conditions, most notably digestive issues. Castor oil is broken down into ricinoleic acid in the small intestine, which speeds up the process of digestion in the intestines. Although the evidence is less conclusive, castor oil has also been found to have some potential benefits for the face and skin.
The problem with most beauty products is that they strip the oil out of your skin. Each time your skin is robbed of oil, it compensates for the lack of moisture by producing more oil which leads to oily and inflamed skin that triggers acne. Don’t be afraid of applying oil to your skin. The essential fatty acids that castor oil contains help in restoring the skin’s natural moisture balance. Apply castor oil gently on your face and massage in circular motions. You can even leave it overnight and wash off in the morning. You can also use steam to open your pores and help your skin absorb the oil better.
Castor oil is also rich in other fatty acids that can enhance smoothness and softness when applied to facial skin.Skincare products, and in particular facial creams and oils, can be very expensive. Castor oil is relatively low-cost and shares many of the similar properties, such as promoting skin complexion or moisture.
Castor oil contains triglycerides that help maintain moisture in the skin, making it useful in treating dry skin.Castor oil may have humectant properties, which means that it can draw moisture from the air into the skin, keeping the skin hydrated.The triglycerides found in castor oil are also helpful in removing everyday dirt from the skin.
You can apply castor oil once a week mixed with methi seed powder and use it as a hair mask along with steam. This prevents hair fall and also makes the roots stronger. Any oil gives only external nourishment. But 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 in increasing the blood circulation which improves hair growth. Castor oil also moisturizes and conditions your hair naturally.
Castor oil can be a great natural remedy for wrinkles. It penetrates into the skin and boosts the production of collagen which softens and hydrates the skin. It rejuvenates the skin by making it softer and smoother. Apply a small amount of castor oil over the wrinkled area and leave it overnight.