Today, it’s hard to find beauty products that don’t contain some sort of harmful, cancer-causing chemical. But things weren’t always that way. In fact, not that long ago, beauty products were rather simple, with natural ingredients. Today, we’ll focus on one such ingredient known as castor oil. Below are the beauty benefits of castor oil.
Acne-Free Skin: To use castor oil for acne, boil a pot of water and drape a towel over your face. Lean into the steam for 5 minutes to open your pores. Next, soak another towel in warm water, place two teaspoons of castor oil on it and massage your face for one minute. Splash your face with cold water to close your pores and then pat your skin dry. Repeat this process nightly.
Healthy, Shiny Hair: Castor oil contains ricinoleic acid and omega-6 fatty acids, which help with blood circulation to the scalp. This improves hair growth and strengthens roots. Castor oil also works as a great natural hair moisturizer and conditioner due to its rich emollient properties. Castor oil is quite thick, so when using it as a hair treatment, it’s best to mix a small amount of it with olive oil. This will help it distribute evenly throughout your hair.
Smooth Lips: Due to its high fatty acid content, it smooths chapped lips. Apply castor oil to your lips with a q-tip twice daily. It does taste a bit unpleasant, so don’t use too much, and consider combining it with something like olive oil.
Long Lashes: Castor oil targets the bulbs of your eyelashes, giving them nutrients like vitamin E that stimulate growth. For best results, apply castor oil right along your lash line. You don’t need to apply a lot of it – use an eyeliner brush to apply it as you would mascara.