Can you explain how castor oil helps skin recover from stretch marks? Is it good for anything else?
Melanie T., Great Falls, Montana
You’ve asked about a very beneficial substance that many people underrate. I would love to tell you how castor oil helps skin recover from stretch marks and so much more.
Since stretch marks happen whenever your skin is stretched rapidly by weight gain or weight loss, castor oil is an excellent way to counteract the problem. It contains fatty acids that moisturize skin and help it regain flexibility.
To use castor oil on stretch marks, combine it with coconut or almond oil in a 1 to 2 ratio. Massage the mixture gently into your skin and leave it to penetrate. It may take up to 20 minutes to sink in, but you can speed up the process with a heating pad. Repeat this treatment every day to see results as soon as possible.
For a deep facial cleanse, massage castor oil into your face, focusing especially on problem spots. Then soak a clean washcloth in hot water and lay it over your face until it cools down. Wipe any excess oil off with the cloth at the end.
If you want to get rid of wrinkles, massage castor oil into areas where you can see fine lines forming. Repeat this action every day.