Atopic skin: thanks to its greasy texture, you can use castor oil to purify and hydrate skin. It not only works wonders on really dry skin, but also problem skin (eczema, psoriasis, cold sores, burns...). You only need to massage in a drop (using circular movements) for it to penetrate your skin. It can also reduce the appearance of liver spots on our face and hands. Not bad, eh? Skin cleanser: castor oil can be used to remove make up and cleanse skin. It deeply cleans pores, thanks to its blemish-zapping fatty acids. Scars: Castor oil can be massaged onto scars - even years after they've formed. The oil's nutrients penetrate skin and gradually fade scars by boosting cell growth.
Anti-ageing action: castor oil boosts collagen and elastin production. This helps to repair and soften our skin, whilst preventing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. In other words, it leaves us with a smooth, soft, youthful glow. Minor skin irritations: castor oil's anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties soothe flare-ups, itchiness, insect bites/stings and sunburn. This is definitely one oil to add to your beauty routine shopping list!