6 Important Benefits of Castor Oil for Skin Care


When dealing with skin issues there are many items on the market that state that they will cure just about every type of skin conditions. Many of these products simply do not work. Others cause side effects. Some of these products costs are lot of money. There is one thing that works, is cheap, and easy to find. Castor Oil has been known to cure a number of skin conditions. There are six skin conditions in particular that this oil can help with.

1. Dry Skin

This oil is a natural solution to dry skin. The fatty acids in Caster oil help bring the natural moisture back to the skin. This is a great treatment especially during the winter months when skin tends to dry out easily. People with cracked ankles and feet can even benefit from using this oil. The oil is rubbed over the skin. If a person takes a hot bath after applying this oil they will notice even more benefits. The oil and water react with each other to almost instantly soften the skin.

2. Acne

Castor oil can be used not only to treat acne but to prevent it as well. All a person has to do is rub a little oil on the skin and allow it to be absorbed. This is the main product used in anti-bacterial soaps and a number of different other products. Castor oil contains ricinoleic acids that fight off bacteria and viruses. This oil will help kill off the bacteria before it clogs the pores and turns into acne.

3. Help Remove Wart

Warts is a viral infection where there are abnormal growths on the skin. Castor oil is a great wart removal product. The antibiotic properties in this oil will help fight off the wart from the base underneath the skin. To use this oil as a wart remover a person should soak a band aid in the oil and then put it over the wart. This should be left on overnight. This process should be completed until the wart is healed completely. This may take a couple of days but the treatment will work.

4. Treat Skin Moles

A mole is a dark abnormal growth on the skin. They come in many different shapes but most are brown in color. Some people chose to have moles removed by surgery. This can be painful and costly. Castor can be made into a paste with baking soda and applied to the mole. This mixture is left on overnight. Within the matter of two weeks this solution can help get rid of the moles. During this time a person will notice that the mole will become less and less noticeable.

5. Treat Fungal Infections

Castor oil has properties that naturally fight off infections including fungus. This oil has been used to treat problems such as athlete’s foot and toenail fungus. To treat the fungal infection soak a cloth in the oil and apply it to the area of the fungus. Allow the cloth to sit overnight. Within no time the infection will be gone and a person will once again have great skin.

6. Treat Wrinkles

Castor oil can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It is gently and can even be used on the face. The oil is refined and contains added vitamins and minerals. This will allow the skin to absorb the much needed vitamins including Vitamin E. Castor oil is applied to the face at night. The oil stimulates the body to start to produce collagen. This is needed to keep the skin smooth looking and improve its elasticity. A person can sleeps with while the oil sets in. After using the castor oil for a couple of weeks a person will notice that the wrinkles are less noticeable. Castor oil will even help prevent new wrinkles from forming.

Castor oil has many important uses. One of the best uses of this oil is to treat problems with the skin. This natural product is easy to find in stores and is inexpensive to use. Castor oil can treat a number of conditions from dry skin to acne. This oil is a great cure for many different skin conditions for both the young and old.

Churchill Otieno
Churchill Otieno, holds a degree in Communications and Public Relations. He is an accomplished independent researcher, experienced, professional writer based in Chicago, IL past Mombasa, Kenya. He is an author and publisher for Consumer Health Digest - Joint Pain Center category since 2013. He has an additional credentials in health and lifestyle fitness. He has been writing articles on health for more than two years with interest on bone, joint health, arthritis, osteoarthritis etc. He is also a contributor to healthcentral.com and many other popular websites. His mission is to educate, empower and advocate people whose lives have changed due to arthritis joint pain. He also strive to support the families and caregivers as they learn how to advocate and care for the afflicted person.