Are you interested in using natural products to enhance your beauty? Believe it or not, castor oil isn’t just for use in food, you can also use it for your personal body care routine. Since ancient times, the oil has been used for medical and beauty purposes, earning oil pressed from the castor plant a remarkable reputation. Proper hydration and moisturising are vital aspects of a healthy, youthful appearance and a little bit of castor oil can improve the condition of your hair, nails stronger and skin. Not so sure? Take a look at these 4 beauty benefits of this castor oil.
Luscious lashes and thick brows
Every woman wants long, lush eyelashes and thick brows but this can be difficult to achieve without false lashes, expensive implants, or microblading. But before you reach for the falsies, try castor oil instead and watch your lashes and brows grow and thrive. The oil has deep moisturising properties and increases blood flow to the eyelash and brow hair follicles, promoting the growth of longer, thicker lashes and brows. Each night, apply the rich oil to your lashes and brows with a clean mascara brush. To ensure the lash roots have been moisturised as well use a clean eyeliner brush. You can also buy empty mascara and liquid liner containers online to put the oil in to avoid contamination. If you want even better results, you can also apply the oil in the morning on days that you’re not wearing makeup.
Just as strong and healthy hair depends on moisture and nutrients, so do your nails. Massage a small amount of castor oil into your cuticles twice a day and within a week, you will notice fewer cracks and breaks in your nails. Over time, you will be able to grow your nails longer than ever before.
Promote hair growth
Even if you don’t have thinning hair, you can use castor oil to promote faster hair growth and healthier hair. The fatty acids will provide nourishment for your scalp and hair. To use, place a bit in the palm of one hand, rub your hands together to warm the oil and then massage your fingertips into the scalp. Gently run your hands and fingers through your hair to disperse the oil on the strands. The antibacterial and moisturising properties will counteract dandruff and reduce breakage.
As for your skin, castor oil can be used from head to toe as a fantastic moisturiser. With castor oil in your beauty cabinet, you can say goodbye to dry skin and hello to soft, beautiful-looking skin. It works wonders for rough skin on elbow and knees but can be used as an overall body moisturizer.
Stephany Lehman is a skin care and natural health enthusiast. She helps to run a site, AriaStarrBeauty.com that shares her passion and commitment to organic skin and beauty care.