What are the best uses of castor oil for skin? Can it really get rid of wrinkles?
Roberta Burke, Duluth, MN
There are so many castor oil uses for skin. It’s truly impressive! For example, you asked about wrinkles. If you massage castor oil into your face each night before bed, it can firm up your skin. It speeds up the production of collagen and elastin, the two components that make your skin look younger. Also, when used to wash your face, castor oil is an emollient that helps your skin stay hydrated and soft.
Next, this natural product regrows hair. If you apply it to your eyelashes, eyebrows, or scalp, you can reverse hair loss. As an added bonus, remove hair color from skin after a dye job with a little castor oil. Rub a small amount over the dyed skin and clean it off with soap and water.
Many people don’t know the castor oil speeds up healing. Not only does it moisturize the skin, but it also helps heal wounds. It relieves sunburn and fights toenail fungus.
But that’s not all. Apply castor oil to skin tags to make them disappear. Put it on chapped lips and cracked heels to soothe the skin. It even softens corns on your feet.
If you have acne, steaming your face to open your pores, then massage castor oil into your skin. It reduces inflammation and helps manage oily skin. Some people use the oilto deep-clean their face and exfoliate dead skin.
Here’s an entire article devoted to the topic:https://www.tipsbulletin.com/castor-oil-uses-and-benefits/
Of course, traditionally castor oil has been used to relieve constipation and induce labor. If you use too much of it, you can wind up with cramps, diarrhea, and nausea. So plan to apply it in moderation. Start slowly to see how your skin reacts.