Castor Oil for Melasma

In our routine life we see many oils, but when we compare to castor oil it is one of the best oil that can treat melasma. The reason behind the castor oil is it reduces pigmentation because of omega 3 fatty acids are loaded in it.

This fatty acid penetrates our skin and helps to reduce skin discoloration such as melasma.

Castor oil is a vegetable oil. It is obtained from pressing the seeds of castor oil plant. Castor oil is colorless to very yellow liquid with a distinct taste & odor.

Its boiling point ranges from 313°c and [595°F].

Its density is 961 kg/cub meter.

Castor oil and its derivatives  are used in the manufacturing of soaps, lubricants, break fluids, paints, dyes, coatings, inks, waxes and polishes, nylon & perfumes etc..;

What causes melasma?

Melasma is a common name of skin problem. It causes brown color to grey- brown patches, expect ally on faces. Most of the people are affected by it on their cheeks, bridge of their nose, forehead, & above their upper lips. It can also appear on the other parts of the body.

Mostly this melasma is caused due to the birth control pills, pregnancy, & even hormone therapy can all trigger melasma. Thyroid and stress diseases are also postulated to be the causes of melasma. Sun exposes can also cause melasma because the UV rays directly affect on the cells and that controls the pigment.

Why to Use Castor Oil for Melasma

Castor Oil for Melasma

The reason behind using of castor oil is to reduce pigmentation. It is loaded with omega 3 fatty acids. This fatty acids effort your skin and helps to reduce skin discoloration such as melasma.

Castor oil is naturally packed with all vitamins & minerals that is needed for your skin. It can treat ailments, moisturize your skin and improves elasticity and make your skin supple.

How to use Castor Oil to treat Melasma

  1. Add half a tea spoon of turmeric to a tea spoon of castor oil.
  2. By adding the turmeric we can make it into thicken paste as it is easy to apply.
  3. Apply the paste on your body and leave it for an hour to work it.
  4. Wash out the paste with the lukewarm water.

Castor Oil before going to Bed

If you love doing simple things:

  1. First wash your face and make it pat dry.
  2. Then apply this pale yellow colored oil all over the face.
  3. Should not go outside after keeping this solution, it strictly attracts nature impurities and pollutant.

Castor Oil and Turmeric for Melasma:

These both ingredients are old home remedies in India.

  1. Add required amount of turmeric powder in castor oil and apply it on your face.
  2. Turmeric may also cause yellow stains on your face, so limit the quantity if you want to avoid these yellow strains.

Lemon, Honey and Castor Oil to treat Melasma:

I think no need to explain you about these ingredients, why because benefits of honey are already learnt in ancient religious books. Lemon is also known as bleaching agent that can reduce dark spots against melasma.

  1. Take 1 table spoon of honey, few drops of lemon juice and add it to the castor oil.
  2. Wash your face to cleanse impurities and dead skin cells.
  3. Use soft cloth to pat dry your face, and then apply the homemade facial mask.
  4. Rinse it off after 20 mints.

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