Castor Oil Benefits
Castor oil is a vegetable oil that is used for a wide range of cosmetic and medical purposes. It is said to provide health benefits for the face and skin.
Castor oil has natural Anti-Bacterial and anti-fungal characteristics that help in the prevention of different types of infections depending upon the method of use and parts of exposed body parts. The following are a few contents of Castor oil that make it an outstanding multi-purpose oil.
- Vitamin E
- Omega 6 and Omega 9 (Good fat)
- Ricinoleic acid
Castor Oil Benefits for Skin
1. Treats Acne:
Castor Oil for Skin can treat mild acne by various mechanisms. It helps lowering sebum content which otherwise leads to acne production when over-produced.
It also has anti-inflammatory characteristics that control superadded infections and inflammation on blackheads that is one of the major causes of bad pimples.
Not only this, but it also dissolves and removes bacteria, dirt, oil and dead skin cells that could have been the source of pores clogging leading to acne. It also prevents the skin from breakouts. Undercylenic acid disinfects the skin by killing acne-causing bacteria.
An article on Live Strong, The Book of “Cosmetic Dermatology: Principles and Practice” explains how mild acne can be treated via this oil application by lowering inflammation and decreasing sebum in the skin.
Chiltan Pure Olive Oil has Vitamin E, antioxidants, and minerals that promote skin health. Thereby, making the oil suitable for the anti-scarring purpose. It heals acne-scars or scars due to some other traumatic conditions. Anti-Inflammatory actions help in the treatment of rashes that may be due to excessive rubbing or any other inflammatory skin condition.
3. Decrease Stretch Marks after Acute Weight Loss:
The overall good health of skin achieved by topical use of castor oil leads to Anti-Aging effects, and decrease in stretch marks ( that may be post-partum or as a result of excessive weight loss due to any ailment or simply by work-out and strict dieting), Vitamin E is a major contributor of that though.
4. Heals Cracked Heels:
Moisturizing actions of Castor Oil Benefits are superb due to its viscous oily nature. This can heal cracked lips when used as a Lip Balm or cracked heals when used on feet. It also helps in curing Plantar fasciitis, a painful inflammatory condition of feet.