In the realm of vegetable oils, she is the queen. Moisturizing, soothing, fortifying … Castor oil has been used for millennia for its multiple benefits for the skin, hair, eyelashes and even the nails.
1 MOISTURIZES THE SKIN
Originally from tropical Africa, castor oil makes it possible in particular to cleanse, moisturize and nourish the skin deeply and durably , including particularly dry areas. Rich in vitamin E and fatty acids, which stimulate collagen production, it is also ideal for treating dark circles and reducing wrinkles (apply a few drops of oil under your eyes then massage with circular movements).
2 BOOSTS HAIR REGROWTH
This natural beauty treatment is also essential to treat damaged lengths, fight against hair loss and boost regrowth. It is advisable to use it as a mask once or twice a week. After applying it directly to the scalp, massage the oil with your fingertips to stimulate micro-circulation, leave for 30 minutes to a full night as needed, then rinse thoroughly.
3 DENSIFIES THE HAIRS
When applied regularly, using a mascara brush or cotton swab, castor oil also has the power to strengthen and densify eyebrows and eyelashes by stimulating the hair follicle. It is also a good ally to promote beard hair growth and fill in holes.
4 RELIEVES PAIN
Extracted from the seeds of the herbaceous perennial plant called Ricinus communis, this slightly yellowish viscous oil is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties. In addition to being antimicrobial, its active principle, ricinoleic acid, will act on joint and muscle pain (hands, knees, ankles, back, etc.). After soaking a piece of flannel in castor oil, previously heated for a few seconds in the microwave , place it on the area to be treated for about 30 minutes, or more if necessary.
5 STRENGTHENS NAILS
Castor oil is finally an effective solution to fight against soft and brittle nails, which are often seen as a sign of vitamin or zinc deficiency. After gently pushing back the cuticles, small skin around the nail, apply a drop of castor oil to each nail and massage in circular motions. Thanks to its antibacterial properties, it is also an ingredient of choice for preventing and treating nail fungus