How To Use Castor Oil for the Face

By Ameera Mills. Updated: June 17, 2018
How To Use Castor Oil for the Face

Have you still not heard of the benefits of castor oil for wrinkles, blemishes, dark circles, eyelashes and facial skin? Well, here you will. Castor oil is extracted from the seeds of the castor plant, otherwise known as Ricinus Communis. Ricinus Communis is a plant that contains many fatty acids, vitamins, proteins and minerals that are excellent to care and improve your skin. Castor oil works as a moisturizer, antioxidant, repairer, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. Castor oil is also great to combat many aesthetic problems, everything from dry skin to natural ageing.

In this article of oneHOWTO we will tell the main benefits of castor oil and how to you how to use castor oil for the face.

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Castor oil for spots and skin lightening

One of the main benefits of castor oil is that it can help in the reduction of dark spot visibility on the face. These spots may appear on the face as a result of aging or excessive sun exposure. The fatty acids from the castor oil penetrate the deep layers of the skin and stimulate the growth of new cells. This process allows for the diminishment of spot coloration and helps to clarify the tone of the skin. It also serves as a very good natural product that can aid in the elimination of stretch marks and scars which appear in different areas of the body.


There are different ways in which you can apply castor oil to your skin. We suggest applying a few drops of the oil directly onto the dark colorations, allowing the skin to absorb the product completely. In order to obtain the best results for your skin, we recommend applying the oil both in the morning and at night.

Another way of applying this oil is by mixing a few drops of it with a little sodium bicarbonate. This mixture should result in a paste that you apply directly onto your spots for a maximum of 20 minutes. Sodium Bicarbonate will help clear the skin as it functions as a natural exfoliater.

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Benefits of castor oil for wrinkles

Castor oil also contains a high content of fatty acids and vitamin E and functions as a powerful antioxidant for the skin. These natural ingredients are perfect to tackle signs of aging and wrinkles. The components of the oil promote the production of collagen and elastin in the skin, resulting in a more youthful complexion. Not only is this oil perfect for the rejuvenation of the skin, but it can also prevent and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.


There are three effective ways you can use castor oil for wrinkles:

  1. Add a few drops of the oil to your anti-wrinkle cream to enhance its effects.
  2. Apply a few drops of castor oil directly onto the wrinkled area and massage circularly. It is recommended to leave the oil on all night.
  3. Mix the castor oil with another anti-aging oil, such as jojoba oil or grape oil. Apply 5 drops of each oil directly onto the skin and leave on for the night.

Castor oil for dark circles

Castor oil can also be used as an anti-collapse treatment for the face. Castor oil improves blood circulation and decongestion which can reduce those lilac-bluish circles that appear under your eyes. In addition to this, castor oil has moisturizing properties which help keep the eye area looking healthy and beautiful.


We recommend you pour a few drops of castor oil onto a piece of cotton wool and dab lightly onto the dark circles. It is advisable to repeat this treatment every night before going to sleep.

Castor oil for eyelashes

Castor oil is most commonly known for its cosmetic benefits. It is specifically well known for its promotion of the growth and regeneration of thin and weak eyelashes. In addition to this, castor oil also aids in the natural growth of the eyelashes, helping them look longer and thicker in a short amount of time.


We suggest only using a small amount of the oil on your eyelashes, as this is a sensitive area. Pour a few drops of the oil onto a cotton disc and gently pass it from the roots to the tips of your eyelashes. It is recommended to do this at night, and wash it off thoroughly the next morning with cold or warm water.

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Castor oil for oily skin

Castor oil is also a perfect natural remedy for those who suffer from oily skin or acne. The ricinoleic acid content in the oil helps to combat the microbes present in the face. It also reduces the proliferation of bacteria on the face and aids in deflating the present grains on the skin which cause acne. This oil completely purifies the skin. Not only does this help the treatment of present acne, but it also prevents outbreaks of new acne.


The appliciation of this oil can be done through these two treatment methods:

  • Steam the face to open your pores and then wash the face. You can then apply a few drops of castor oil directly onto the acne affected areas and leave it on overnight. It is recommended to do a facial cleaning the next day.
  • Make a mask. Mix 2 tablespoons of this oil with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Apply on the face for a maximum of 20 minutes and wash it off.

If you want to find out about some more benefits of castor oil, check out our oneHOWTO article on how to use castor oil for hair.

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Tiffany Neeson
Well, I guess it's worth a try! :-)
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