Castor oil? I never heard much about it until I had BC. I was told to do warm castor oil packs on my breast area. Beyond that I didn’t think much of it. Recently, I began using it to treat the skin condition under my arm (from the lymph node removal) called cellulitis. It is thick and soothing to what feels like burns on my body. At the same time I had become a bit frustrated by the dull look of my skin.
I will hit the big 5-0 next year and have no desire to make a relationship with this half of a century milestone. I just want to blend in with the 30 something moms as I sport around town with my 5 year old son. Money isn’t exactly flowing in right now as I am home mostly with my son. I do the best to bring in something to support our household but I most certainly cannot spend money on expensive anything and certainly not skincare. Those days are gone for a while as are the days of eating out and going out and spending money (okay, I am not complaining). I have learned how to be super thrifty. It is almost humorous what I have been able to do while spending little to no money. My latest find that seems to be a miracle is to use castor on my face!
In a desperate attempt to restore my skin’s healthy glow I began to apply some on my face before bed time. I have what I would call oily skin and have begun to break out rather grossly around my jawline. I know that oily skin is sometimes a body’s way of compensation for skin that is actually dry so I applied the castor oil thinking things could not get much worse. A week later to my pleasant surprise my skin has a glow to it again and my acne has cleared up! What?? Seeing my results I decided to do a little research and I found out why I have been having such great results and why people recommend using it on your skin.
According to Castoroil.org:
Why Use Castor Oil for Skin Care?
Using nutrient-rich castor oil for skin care is a tried and tested way of maintaining excellent skin health and preventing problems from developing. Beauty product manufacturers try to convince people to buy expensive skin care products; however, the natural health-boosting properties of castor oil may be all you need to keep your skin soft, supple and beautiful for decades to come.
Many modern skin care products are only beneficial while you continue to use them and only produce short-term results. When you use castor oil for skin care, the effects last much longer. The benefits of castor oil on skin are exceptional. If you start using castor oil for skin care now, you can enjoy amazing benefits in later life and will retain young, health and great looking skin.
Beneficial Properties of Castor Oil for Skin Care?
Castor oil fights off infection by inhibiting the growth of bacteria and fungi, and the oil is also believed to have great anti-viral properties. It is an excellent anti-oxidant and contains many compounds which help to fight off the effects of aging. Castor oil for skin care is certainly one of the best natural skin tonics, and can be used to:
- Provide nourishment
- Soften the skin
- Heal abrasions and infections
- Soothe irritation
With all these benefits, it is no surprise that many women (and men) choose to use castor oil for skin care and achieve amazing results.
Castor Oil for Face Beauty Treatments
It is important you only use pure castor oil for moisturizing your face. The best castor oil is obtained by cold pressing castor beans. Castor oil for treating facial wrinkles and toning the skin is often sold as ‘virgin castor oil’, which means it comes from the first cold pressing of castor beans. It is the highest quality castor oil, and the cold pressing ensures the minerals and vitamins are retained to guarantee you the maximum possible health benefits.
If the bottle or product description does not say the oil has been cold pressed or is ‘virgin castor oil’, look for an alternative product. If you plan to use castor oil for skin care you must buy a high quality product like Molivera Organics Castor Oil 16 oz. Premium Cold Pressed 100% Pure Castor Oil, Best Moisturizer for Skin & Hair, Eyelashes and Hair Growth, Triple Filtered, Great for Acne, UV Resistant BPA Free Bottle to ensure you get all of the beneficial nutrients, minerals and vitamins needed to nourish your skin. A little more spent on a high quality oil goes a very long way. (Warning…you will not find a quality castor oil at your local drug store!!)
Using Castor Oil for Skin Conditions
The reason you should try using castor oil for skin infections is because it has natural anti-inflammatory properties. Castor oil soothes inflamed skin and relieves pain, while the antibacterial and anti-fungal properties of the oil help to kill off any pathogens. This all helps speed up the healing process.
Using castor oil for skin abrasions is an excellent first aid treatment, as the oil seals the broken skin, promoting fast healing and preventing infection.
If you suffer from any of the following ailments, you should certainly consider using castor oil for skin care.
Castor oil can help to treat the following skin problems:
- Skin tags
- Calloused skin
- Skin irritations
- Minor cuts and abrasions
- Fungal infections
- Yeast infections
- Sebaceous cysts
- Liver and age spots
- Stretch marks
Summary of Reasons for Starting a Castor Oil Skin Care Regime
The benefits of castor oil on skin are well documented. A castor oil skin care regime can help to condition, moisturize and nourish the skin. The oil deeply penetrates the layers of the skin, leaving it feeling wonderfully soft, silky and smooth. Castor oil reduces the appearance of wrinkles, stretch marks and other blemishes, and regular castor oil skin care treatments can also improve the appearance of scars.
Many skin and face creams include castor oil for its skin softening and moisture retention properties. The vitamins, minerals and natural omega 6 fatty acids the oil contains get to work quickly when applied to the skin. If you start using castor oil, you will be nourishing your skin and giving it the minerals and nutrients it needs to remain youthful, supple and healthy. You should start to feel the difference after just one application.