As we age the unavoidable signs of aging seem to creep up on us. Although aging is a natural part of our genetic makeup, as humans we have been trying to slow the progression of aging for some time now. Anti aging products, treatments and procedures are all the rage making it a booming market. Wrinkles are undoubtedly the most noticeable sign of aging however age spots, skin tags, and gray hair also accompanies them. Over time the skin thins which causes the skin to be less elastic and more fragile therefore the formation of wrinkles occurs more easily. Additionally the skin is more likely to bruise and with less natural oil production the skin dries out easier. Unfortunately, the cause of the signs of aging cannot only be blamed on our genetics. Stress, body imbalances, disease, sun exposure and smoking all are factors that contribute to advanced signs of aging. Consequently, anti aging treatments are available in all forms, grades and locations.
With growing technology and medical advances, the life expectancy has increased drastically from years past. Even still anti aging products have become widely popular treatments to reduce the signs of aging and improve the look of youthful beauty. Castor oil is produced from the seeds of the castor plant and can be applied topically to reduce the signs of aging. Normally used in soaps, lubricants, hydraulic and brake fluids, paints, dyes, coatings, inks, cold resistant plastics, waxes and polishes, nylon, pharmaceuticals and perfumes, a castor oil derivative can be used for skin disorders and skin problems. In ancient times castor oil was used as a laxative, purgative and cathartic in Ayurvedic medicine in India. In traditional medicine castor oil can be used for abdominal complaints, headaches, muscle pains, inflammatory conditions, skin eruptions, lesions, styes, burns, sunburns, skin disorders, skin cuts, abrasions and sinusitis.
Castor oil is especially good at reducing wrinkles, as well as preventing them from reoccurring. Castor oil is a moisturizer that hydrates the skin and penetrates deep into the skin cells. Castor oil can be used in several different beauty products such as shampoo, lipstick and lip balm as a way to condition the skin. Ricinoleic acid is the ingredient within castor oil that is known for it’s anti-inflammatory effects. It cleanses and heals dry, inflamed skin. It softens the skin but doesn’t leave an oily residue behind. Castor oil restores dehydrated and dried skin to its youthful appearance.
Another aspect of castor oil is that improves circulation to the skin. Increased blood flow, means increased oxygenation and nutrients to the skin, which gives it a naturally healthy glow. Castor oil should be used regularly to eliminate wrinkles, age spots and increase skin elasticity. Castor oil is a great antioxidant, which eliminates free radicals from oxidation. It builds up cell strength and resistance to abnormal changes caused by free radicals. Castor oil prevents dryness, which is the leading cause of wrinkles. However, unlike most oils it can easily be removed from the skin with warm water. It doesn’t leave an oily residue on the skin and keeps the skin feeling smooth and supple. Age spots can be removed in just a few days of usage. To restore your skin back to its youthful, healthy, naturally glowing skin and remove wrinkles and all your signs of aging use castor oil daily.
Sarah Labdar, “Reduce the Signs of Aging with Castor Oil”, Everyday Health