Some of us rely on various products for our personal care while some try our hands on home remedies. And when it comes to skincare routines, a lot of people out there have much knowledge on the kind of ingredients that we could use from our kitchen for the best results.
One such God-like finding was of castor oil and its use. This oil much like coconut and argan oil does wonders to your skin. And to clear your doubts, no, castor oil does not give you any kind of allergies and hence, it's one of the most promised home remedy. Says Dr. Shubha Dharmama to a leading magazine, “When you use it as a moisturiser on your lashes and brows, it prevents breakage and splitting; hence, while it might not stimulate growth, it’s excellent to maintain what you have.”
But the question is if it really is helpful for the growth of hair, especially for people who want thicker eyebrows and longer eyelashes. And for the ones who think it supports hair growth, castor oil doesn't have any properties which support the same although it moisturizes all too well. The doctor added, “When it coats your hair, it looks thicker and that often leads to this misconception. There are treatments designed to promote lash and brow growth, but castor oil does not have growth stimulation properties,”
Since it doesn't have any allergic properties, it is safe to use, however with little caution. The oil is quite heavy in nature and also tends to clog pores, which means people with oily skin must be careful while use. You should always pour some on a cotton pad and then brush it on your brows and lashes. This helps in not letting the oil clog or harm your skin in any ways as it could give you pimples otherwise. You could make use of castor oil in the night as it gives the oil a long time to work its magic. You can also make use of an ear bud to apply castor oil on the lashes before you apply the mascara since it helps the mascara to stay for a longer duration and also gives it a thicker effect.
So, pamper yourself with this easy ingredient and give your lashes the shine and thickness they deserve. Castor oil also makes the skin feel softer and so it comes handy if in case you have rough or dry skin issues.