Home-Remedy: 5 castor Oil benefits that Mumbaikkars probably didn’t know

Castor Oil is probably one of the best oils out of our kitchen cabinet and grandma’s book of secrets. Castor Oil is a vegetable oil and its plant is largely native to Africa and India and is extracted by pressing the seeds of castor plant also known as Ricinus communis. The oil has been famous for decades for its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. The medicinal and therapeutic benefits of the oil make it a favourite across various beauty industries.

The uses of castor oil are many and can do wonders for your for skin, hair and health. Read on to know 5 top benefits of Castor Oil which will enhance the beauty of your hair and skin even more especially when you live in a city like Mumbai and do not have the time for elaborate beauty regimes.

1. Wrinkles and Fine Lines:

People with dry skin usually notice the sign of ageing way before people with other skin types do. Dry skin needs special care and nourishment. Castor oil benefits a lot when applied to the skin, penetrates deep and stimulates the production of collagen and increases its elasticity. This helps to soften and hydrate our skin and delays the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Your skin begins to feel relatively smoother, softer and younger. The fine lines around the eye area can also be treated with its application. For best results, apply it everyday, after washing your face, over wrinkles and fine lines. You may also apply castor oil for skin before bed daily. But do not apply it to generously since its very sticky.

Castor Oil is greatly beneficial for fine lines and wrinkles
Castor Oil is greatly beneficial for fine lines and wrinkles

2. Moisturiser:

Castor oil is nature’s gift when it comes to moisturizing. The high concentrated fatty acids penetrate the skin easily and help to treat rough and dry patches and restores hydration of the skin. The fatty acids in castor oil make it stand out amongst other vegetable oils. No wonder it holds a aluable position when it comes to making beauty products and cosmetics. So if you are looking for an inexpensive and natural skin moisturiser, you know what to reach out for!

Here’s a quick-fix tip:

  • Apply a few drops on face.
  • Massage it well on your skin every night.
Castor Oil is one of the best moisturizers
Castor Oil is one of the best moisturizers

3. Stretch Marks:

Castor oil is an elixir for treating stretch marks. Follow the instructions below:

  • Rub castor oil over the stretch marks on your stomach and thighs (caused due to pregnancy and/or excessive weight gain).
  • Apply it regularly to get the best results.

 

Castor Oil is very good for treating stretch marks
Castor Oil is very good for treating stretch marks

4. Acne:

Castor oil is known to fight off the acne-causing bacteria. To use castor oil for skin:

  • Wash your face with warm water, as this will help open your pores.
  • Simply massage your face in a circular motion with the oil.
  • Keep it overnight.
  • Wash off your face the next morning with cold water.
Acne can be treated easily and effectively using castor oil
Acne can be treated easily and effectively using castor oil

5. Promotes Hair Growth:

Castor oil is the best remedy for stimulating hair growth. Remember our daadis and naanis often advices us to massage our heads with castor oil for a healty scalp and lusciously thick hair. You may mix it with coconut or almond oil. The oil promotes blood circulation to the follicles, leading to a better hair growth. The oil also has omega-6 essential fatty acids which nourish the hair from within. For best results, apply the oil and leave it overnight after covering it with a cap for deep penetration. Wash it off thoroughly the next day.

Castor Oil is excellent for promoting hair growth.
Castor Oil is excellent for promoting hair growth.

Now that we have spilled the beans,busy Mumbaikkars can flaunt heir lustrous hair and radiant skin without running from pillar to post.

 

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