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Benefits Of Using Castor Oil On Your Skin

November 7th, 2015

Castor oil has many useful benefits for your body, but one of the areas that benefits the most from the use of castor oil is the skin. Using castor oil on your skin has a number of useful benefits that you should be taking advantage of.

In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the benefits from castor oil for your skin.


One of the most common uses of castor oil on the skin is as a moisturizer and that’s no surprise given the rejuvenating benefits of the oil. It’s packed full of fatty acids that break down and absorb into the skin, reducing dry patches and hydrating the skin. Castor oil is a common ingredient in many skin care products because of these benefits.

That being said, castor oil can have negative effects on the skin when overused. It’s important to stick to only 2 or 3 drops of the oil when moisturizing the skin.

Sunburn and Rashes

Castor oil isn’t just useful for maintaining your skin, it can also be used to treat mild skin conditions. Some of the most common things castor oil can treat include sunburn, rashes and general itchy areas. The oil contains both anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that make it perfect for dealing with such conditions.

The best way to treat sunburn and rashes with castor oil is to soak a bandage in the oil and leave it on the infected area. You can leave it in place for a few hours or overnight, but make sure that you clean off the castor oil after use.


Acne is a common but a horrible skin condition amongst young people. But did you know that castor oil can actually be used to treat the condition? The ricinoleic acid contained within castor oil fights the bacteria contained within acne.

Leave castor oil over night to work on the acne and you’ll find that your blemishes have significantly reduced by the next morning. That being said, it’s important not to overuse castor oil on your acne, as it’ll only cause more problems for your skin.