Jamaican black castor oil for dark spots
A pure natural treatment that improves the appearance of dark spots on your skin. It is rich in fatty acids, especially ricinoleic acids that penetrate the deepest layers of the skin and promote the regeneration of cells and make the dark spots fade.
What is Jamaican Black Castor Oil
Pure Jamaican black castor oil is a vegetable oil that is extracted from the bush that bears the same name, by pressing the seeds.
Its use as a natural remedy for beauty and health dates back to ancient civilizations. The Greeks and Egyptians used it to treat skin and eye irritations.
The oil from this large shrub plant, which grows mainly in India, Brazil, and China and Africa, quickly became famous around the world for its effectiveness as an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial.
Its qualities give it aesthetic, therapeutic and even medicinal properties—the reason why it becomes one of the essential natural oils to have in our homes.
Jamaican Black Castor Oil for Skin dark Spots: Whitening Properties
A large amount of fatty acids (ricinoléico, oleic and linoleic ) present in this oil provide numerous health benefits. For its part, vitamin E, the proteins and minerals it contains make it a very versatile product for skincare and regeneration.
The presence of all these ingredients make it an excellent moisturizer, repairer, antioxidant, fortifier, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. So its use positively affects many aesthetic and health problems such as dehydration, ageing, dark circles, acne, eyelashes, etc.
But undoubtedly one of its main benefits is skin whitening.
Some studies have verified that castor oil helps to reduce pigmentation and, therefore, it is one of the oils most recommended by dermatologists for the treatment of body spots.
Its fatty acids, especially ricinoleic acid, increase its absorption in the skin and stimulate the growth of healthy cells around it, which allows to reduce the colouration of the spots and avoid contrasts with the tone of your skin.
With its regular use, you prevent the appearance of these annoying pigmentation spots.
Thanks also to the presence of fatty acids such as omega 3, castor oil helps nourish the skin, so at the same time that it stimulates its regeneration, reduces the appearance of scar wounds and lightens blemishes.
The mechanism is straightforward. It penetrates quickly into the damaged tissue and acts in-depth, it also hydrates the skin, nourishes and regenerates it.
With time and its regular application, castor oil lightens the tone of these body spots.
Jamaican Black Castor Oil Recipes for Skin Spots: How to Apply
Remember that before applying any oil, you must have clean and dry skin.
The Easiest Option
With a cotton ball, a few drops of castor oil and little else you will do magic with your spots. A small amount of this oil applied to them once or twice a day and the tone of your skin will equalize.
If you want an easy and direct use take note:
– In the morning, apply a few drops directly on the spots and let it absorb completely. About 15 or 20 minutes will suffice.
– At night, use a little castor oil on the affected area and leave it to act until the next morning. When you get up, wash with warm water.
And don’t forget that the success of these treatments is in the constancy.
Castor Oil and Baking Soda
This simple home remedy uses baking soda as it helps lighten the skin and at the same time exfoliates it naturally.
- organic pure castor oil
- baking soda
Follow the next steps:
1. Make a creamy paste using equal parts castor oil and bicarbonate.
2. On clean skin, apply it on the spots.
3. Leave to act for 15-20 minutes.
4. Rinse your face with warm water and a mild cleanser.
Repeat this procedure daily for best results. As always, habit is essential.
Castor Oil Mask with Lemon and Honey for Pigmentation
In just 2 minutes, you will prepare this recipe.
Lemon juice helps to whiten the skin and lighten dark spots by removing excess melanin production and reducing skin pores.
Honey is an excellent emollient that retains moisture from your skin. Also, it has unique skin-lightening properties that help control melanin production by effectively treating pigmentation.
- One teaspoon of organic castor oil
- One teaspoon of organic honey
- 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice
1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients until smooth.
2. Apply this mixture on your clean skin and let it act for about 30 minutes.
3. Remove the mask with warm water and a mild cleanser.
Apply this mask once a day. If you are regular, your face will start to shine in a week.
Castor Oil Diluted with other Oils
Since this oil has a thick and viscous consistency, you can be mixed with other carrier oils such as coconut oil, the almond oil or olive oil to promote absorption into the skin.
In these cases it is recommended to use the same proportion of castor oil as the others, that is, you must use the same amount of both oils (50%).
Benefits of Jamaican black castor oil for the skin
In your skin moisturizes, eliminates infections, relieves arthritis:
The benefits of castor oil for the skin are that it moisturizes very dry or cartoonish skin, because of its vitamin E, it can also eliminate stretch marks and spots. It also reduces skin infections, relieves muscle pain and helps control joint pain. Apply the castor oil to your skin and massage in to relieve the pain, or you can place a little castor oil on a cloth in the painful area.
After a stressful day, a castor oil massage will relax you, and you will get incredibly soft skin. Always keep castor oil away from light, as it can lose its properties. This product is organic.
On your face, remove acne, reduce dark circles, soothe sunburn:
Castor oil eliminates acne because it is antimicrobial; it acts without clogging the pores. It can be used to remove makeup, as it eliminates impurities at depth. Also, if you apply a little around the area of your eyes, it can reduce dark circles. If you have a sunburn or for any other reason, apply a few drops to the affected area.
This product has different applicators so you can use it as a serum or apply to your eyelashes and eyebrows or nails; it helps accelerate growth.
In your hair, it helps accelerate growth, gives shine and eliminates dandruff:
Using castor oil in your hair helps your dry, split ends to recover and you are healthier, shiny and manageable. You can make a night mask and wash it in the morning as usual. If you suffer from dandruff, castor oil gives it moisture, preventing it from drying out the scalp.
You can apply it directly to the scalp or mix it with your shampoo. This oil can be used by women and even men who want to grow their moustache and beard. One of the benefits of castor oil for hair is that it promotes its growth, you can place it at the entrances, nape of the neck and where you have spaces in the hair.
Precautions and Last Tips
As a precaution do not use any castor oil. Read the label of its composition well and make sure you buy cold-pressed and organic or ecological oil like this one that I use since it is the one that preserves all its natural nutrients.
Also, with this oil, you will benefit economically as it is more accessible than other commercial facial oils or creams for the removal of skin blemishes.
Like all-natural oils, side effects are not frequent. In the isolated cases that these effects occur, they are related to allergic reactions such as skin irritation, rashes, swelling and itching. Do a patch test before applying it the first time.
If you have oily or acne-prone skin, you should avoid using castor oil excessively.
If you have any questions or if you have any skin problem, consult your doctor or dermatologist before using it.
Don’t forget that most natural remedies take time to see their effects. Usually the skin is repaired in about 30 days so its effectiveness will not be immediately evident. You have to give them time!
With these little habits, you will get the spots on your skin to soften and, also, you will have hydrated and nourished skin. In a short time, you will discover the benefits of using castor oil.
To finish, a recommendation that although it may seem obvious is usually the one we always forget.
Protect your skin from direct sun exposure, especially if you are using photosensitive oils, such as one of the essential oils. Always use protective creams with a high protection factor.
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