Skincare Ingredient Detail Talk: Castor Oil
Castor oil is renowned for its numerous skin care benefits. You probably know that it is beneficial, but chances are you are not aware of all the impressive benefits and uses castor oil has.
First of all it is really great for cleansing. Castor oil is a very effective cleanser, toner and moisturizer because it cleans the pores deeply. While doing so it helps to remove any debris that easily causes unsightly blackheads. Additionally castor oil contains good fatty acids, which help to displace the waxy debris.
Castor oil is also ideal as a treatment against fungal infections, including yeast infection and ringworms. This is because castor oil has a biochemical which helps in retarding fungal growth. It also helps to rejuvenate the skin in these affected areas, while preventing the otherwise likely formation of scars.
Castor oil can help to remove stretch marks if rubbed over them and then wrap the area with a thick cloth or plastic to allow it to soak in. This needs to be carried out regularly but it is a common natural remedy for stretch marks.
The ricinoleic acid that is present in castor oil helps to fight bacteria that can cause acne problems. Many find it helpful to treat their acne problems with castor oil
Castor oil is also useful in treating oil gland infections, as well as delaying the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Thanks to its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, castor oil is also ideal to treat sunburn, itches, bug bites and rashes.