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Your Ultimate Guide To Castor Oil In Your Beauty Routine
Castor Oil Basics
Castor oil contains antioxidants, vitamin E, and high levels of fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6. You can take it in the form of a pill or use a dropper to apply it in oil form.
Grow Healthier Hair
Castor oil moisturizes your scalp, creating smooth, healthy, and shiny hair. It has stimulating properties that can help increase blood flow on the scalp, resulting in hair growth.
Apply castor oil on your scalp or fingertips, and begin massaging it in. To repair split ends, apply the oil to the length of your hair and leave it in for at least 30 minutes.
Lengthen Your Eyelashes
Like your hair, castor oil can help lengthen, strengthen, and condition your lashes and eyebrows. Apply the oil with a spoolie, and flush it out with water if it gets in your eye.
Fight Acne
Since castor oil has antibacterial properties, it fights acne-causing bacteria. This oil can also help reduce redness and inflammation, but be cautious if you have sensitive skin.
Those with oily skin should leave the oil on for a few hours, while those with dry skin can leave it on all day or overnight. Just use a carrier oil, like almond oil, to dilute it.
Reduce Wrinkles And Dryness
Castor oil’s nourishing properties can be great for reducing and preventing wrinkles and evening out your skin tone due to the powerful fatty acids and antioxidants in the oil.
Mix a teaspoon of castor oil with a teaspoon of a carrier oil to make it less sticky, massage it into your skin, and leave the mixture on for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing off.