2. Reduces Wrinkles
Wrinkles are a common part of the aging process, but they can be a cause of embarrassment for many people, both male and female. Wrinkles generally fall into one of two categories: fine lines or deep furrows, but they’re both caused when the epidermis isn’t able to maintain enough moisture to keep the skin properly hydrated. This means less collagen is produced, which makes the skin loose and begin to sag.
Aging is the main cause of wrinkles but factors such as smoking, over-exposure to the sun, genetics and skin type can also contribute to the development of wrinkles. There is a wide variety of treatments for wrinkles, from creams and ointments that include retinoids, alpha-hydroxy acids and antioxidants, to dermabrasion, laser resurfacing and chemicals peels, and even cosmetic facelift surgery.
Castor oil is a cheap, effective remedy for wrinkles. The emollient properties of castor oil can help restore the necessary moisture that can plump and hydrate the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles. While castor oil can’t completely remove fine lines and wrinkles, it can keep wrinkles at bay and give the skin a healthy glow.
Castor oil can be used on the face, hands, neck, décolletage and anywhere wrinkles may occur. To use, simply cleanse and tone the area you want to treat, then pour a drop of castor oil into the palm of your hand. Dip a finger into the oil and gently dab it along the wrinkles, leaving it to soak in for 10–20 minutes before applying any make-up or sunscreen.