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 skin and face. People typically take castor oil as a laxative but the oil has potential benefits for the skin.
Castor oil is said to provide the following benefits for the skin and face.
Acne: The antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties of castor oil make it useful in reducing acne. Ricinoleic acid can inhibit growth in the bacteria that cause acne.
Texture: Castor oil is also rich in other fatty acids.
Complexion: The fatty acids in castor oil can also promote the growth of healthy skin tissue.
Sensitive skin: Castor oil has a low comedogenic score. That means it is unlikely to clog pores in the skin and reduces the risk of developing blackheads.
Inexpensive: Skincare products , and in particular facial creams and oils, can be very expensive . Castor oil is relatively low cost and shares many similar properties, such as promoting a healthful complexion or moisture in the skin.
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