We all want beautiful hair, skin and nails. In attempts to get this flawless glowing skin and luscious locks we often opt for chemical-laden products that will help us achieve the look we want. We opt for special treatments and facials and hair conditioners; many of which can actually be damaging for our hair and skin. But do we ever think about natural ingredients that can help us achieve the same desired results or more? The natural ingredients we are talking about include natural oils such as castor oil, almond oil and coconut oil.
Each of these oils has often been used in beauty treatments and can do wonders for your hair. Today we’ll be focusing on almond oil and the benefits it serves. Castor oil is the pale yellow liquid that is extracted from castor seeds. The oil is extremely high in antioxidants and is a natural ingredient that can solve many of your skin and hair woes. And without any delay, here are some benefits of castor oil we rounded up:
Aids in growth of eyelashes and eyebrows
Castor oil has special properties that can boost hair growth. We often forget about the hair on our face including our eyelashes and eyebrows which also require care and nourishment. Regularly applying castor oil to your eyebrows and eyelashes will make them grow like no other serum or treatments will. All you need is a clean mascara wand, (these are available online or can even be from a mascara you don’t use – just wash). Apply to all your lashes and your eyebrows and leave overnight. Ensure none of the oil gets inside your eyes as this can sting.
Gives you shiny, healthy hair
Have you always dreamed of having the hair you see on those television commercials? The shiny, luscious locks as they move their heads from the left to the right? Believe us when we say, you can get this from using castor oil on a regular basis. While many hair oils give your hair nourishment externally, castor oil enriches your scalp like no other oil. This oil is rich with omega-6 fatty acids which increases the blood circulation when it is massaged into the scalp. This in turn, promotes hair growth. It also moisturises and nourishes your hair which is what gives you that beautiful shine!
Soothes dry skin
If you suffer from dry and patchy skin, then castor oil is your best bet. Castor oil can be mixed with a much lighter oil and massaged into the skin to cure the dryness. Castor oil is quite heavy so it should also not be used excessively. Further, castor oil also works really well for the skin under your feet and cracked heels, especially in winter when skin has the tendency to get dry.
A treatment for wrinkles
Castor oil has long been considered a remedy for wrinkles and even for the onset of wrinkles. The oil has the ability to penetrate deep into the skin and boost the production of collagen which softens and hydrates the skin. It will instantly rejuvenate the skin, making it softer and smoother. Apply a small amount of castor oil on wrinkled areas and leave overnight for full effect.