Post on Castor Oil for Acne Treatment

Say Goodbye to Acne: How Cold-Pressed Castor Oil Clears Your Skin!

Acne is a common problem mostly seen in teenagers but less or more prevails in all ages. Acne occurs due to clogged pores when excess oil, bacteria and dead skin piles up on your skin causing outbreak of acne. Amidst pool of derma products, castor oil is a potential skin healer that outstands for its natural property to heal acne. Before we go into how castor oil can help you get acne-free skin, let us dive into why acne occurs?


What is the Main Cause of Acne?

We all have sebaceous gland that produces natural sebum. When balanced, this can lock the moisture and maintain a healthy skin but when the sebum production increases or slows down this imbalance can cause acne. There are lots of factor that can affect sebum production like hormonal changes, medicines, food habits, random cosmetics, and makeup. So, rebalancing the natural skin oil can get you acne free clearer skin.

Types of Acne:

Comedonal Acne: These acnes tend to gather mostly at forehead, below lower lips, nose corners where there is over secretion of oil, bacteria and dead skin cells. These acnes are in two form depending on closed or open pores: Blackheads and Whiteheads. Both are similar kind of harmless acnes that aren’t infectious.

Blackheads are called open comedones, which are those black dirt particle looking bumps you get when a pimple forms. With blackheads, these bumps happen because the pores under your skin have big openins, these big pores get filled up with excessive sebum, which is natural occurring fatty oil in our body. Because of certain chemical reaction and oxidation the blackheads turns black.


Swollen Acne: Inflammatory acne are painful and quite visible in compare to regular acne. Instead of quietly sitting on your skin, it makes its presence known with red, swollen bumps that sometimes have pus inside. These bumps are called pustules and papules. These bumps are swelling in nature and if manually handled can cause scars and infections too as it has pus within the bumps.

Nodules + Cysts Acne: Nodules, cysts are similar in nature and severe. It are extreme painful with large lumps that are firmer and needs to be treated on time, if untreated this can leave lifetime scars behind and can affect face complexion. Nodulocystic acnes are rooted deep within the last layer of skin and doesn’t heal overnight. It is caused mainly due to over active astrogen harmones, cumulation of dead skin and overgrowth of bacteria.



Can Castor Oil Cure Acne?

We are aware that cumulation of excess oil causes acne then surely it will sound contradictory that how can applying oil on it can cure acne? Yes! Indeed, it can. Let us explore more on this.

Castor Oil Benefits of Hair, Skin and Eyelashes/eyebrows aren’t hidden from world anymore. But while using this multipurpose aranda oil for acne we need to be careful.

As using castor oil without understanding our skin type, acne’s nature and its cause can reverse the acne situation and can further worsen your acne. Castor Oil is non-comodogenic oil, that means that though it is a thick oil but it won’t clog your pores if applied on your skin directly. Castor oil is made up of ricinoleic acid and triglycerides that fights with acne causing bacteria with it anti-microbial, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

How to Use Castor Oil for Acne?

Though castor oil is a carrier oil thick in consistency, if used for a normal skin by diluting it with other essential oil or along with natural skin care soothing ingredients this can surely help in recovering acne. Though it has acne healing properties, it is advisable to ignore it directly on an oily skin as it can cause acne breakouts.

For Acne on Normal to Dry Skin:

DIY Steps:

Wash your face with warm water so that the pores get open. Then dab dry it with soft cotton napkin. Now take slightly warmed up 4-5 drops of 100% Pure Organic Castor Oil and apply it on the acne prone skin, warmed up castor oil can penetrate well into the layers of your skin and helps in healing fast. Massage it gently till the oil gets absorbed into your skin. After this step just take the mixture of aloevera gel and turmeric. Apply it gently on your skin.

Follow this home remedy step by step on your mix to dry skin and feel the difference in few days.

For Acne on Oily Skin:

Though castor oil consistency may make your oily skin scream out for not using it. But still if used with proper method and care, eranda oil can be the best friend of your oily skin as it consists mostly of ricinoleic acid and triglycerides  that balances the pH of your skin, prevents overproduction of oil, and treats acne, scarring, and irritations. It nourishes longevity and keeps skin looking young and healthy by penetrating deeply into the skin's layers.


Method to Use castor  Oil for Oily Skin:

Wash your face with good cleanser for oily skin .

Make hibiscus water (just boil water, switch off the gas, add 2-3 hibiscus flower into it, leave it for 5 mins and your hibiscus water is ready) and add 4-5 drops of Organic Castor Oil to it. Apply this DIY castor oil toner daily evenly on to your face before bed with clean cotton pad. 

This toner can help your skin balance its natural pH without creating excess oil. Castor oil penetrates deep into your skin and repair clogged pores while eliminating acne causing bacteria, hibiscus flower nourishes the skin by getting rid of dead skin cells and excess sebum on skin.

One can also try green tea toner along with castor oil drops for oily skin night care.

Diluted castor oil can surely benefit oily skin but result may differ by skin to skin. So its always recommended to do a patch test and then use it only if it suits your skin.

Do let us know your experience of trying this homemade toners on your oily skin. 



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