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castor oil for acne?

I read somewhere that castor oil can help with zits on your face. can anyone vouch for this?



Re: castor oil for acne?

Yes any type of an oil (expect mineral oils) will help with acne prone skin

Smiley Happy 

Re: castor oil for acne?

Awesome! Thanks so much Smiley Happy

Hi, curvygirli.  Castor oil is indeed used as an acne tre...

Hi, curvygirli.  Castor oil is indeed used as an acne treatment my many people.  Its effectiveness varies from person to person so you'll just have to try it and see if it does a great or so-so job on your acne.  Castor oil as an acne treatments is a great way to clean your skin and prevent blemishes from occurring. This is a treatment that has been around for centuries, however, this technique has not been used as frequently in modern society, as more scientific methods of keeping the skin healthy have been introduced.  What many people are unaware of is the fact that castor oil acne treatment is used in many types of soap.This is because it can treat a number of different skin problems, without drying the skin.  Many of the store bought acne treatments that are available will dry out the skin a great deal, as this is a method of slowing down the skin’s production of sebum. While sebum has been linked to acne, drying out the skin actually leads to even more sebum being produced in the future, which forced the skin to become dependent on the treatment in order to stay clear. A castor oil treatment, however, is able to prevent the skin from drying out, while still reducing the production of sebum. 

When using castor oil for acne, you will want to start by putting a large pot of water on the stove and bringing it to a boil. Once the water is rapidly boiling, take it from the stove and put it on the counter. Make sure that it is in a very sturdy location and that nothing will fall on it. Put a towel over the back of your head and allow the steam from the water to hit your face. This will open up your pores and will allow the castor oil acne treatment to become much more effective.  Once this has been completed, rub your face with a washcloth to remove any excess dirt and put a small amount of the castor oil acne treatment onto the cloth. Rub this oil all over your face using circular motions and make sure that you get any areas that are giving you trouble. If any areas of your skin are giving you particular problems, make sure that you apply a little bit of extra castor oil, in order to ensure that you have properly taken care of the area.  Once the oil is all over your face, wash your face with warm water and make sure that all of this oil has been removed from your face. Next, splash your face with cold water, as this will allow your pores to close up. This is essential for the next step of the castor oil acne treatment, as you will not want your pores to remain open all night, since they will clog. Using castor oil for acne is definitely a bit of a process, but it does work very well once you get into it.  Once you have washed your face with cold water, you can dry it off and move onto the next step. This step involves putting more castor oil acne treatment on your face and letting it sit there overnight. Once again, make sure that you put a little bit of extra oil on any areas that are causing you particular problems. When you wake up, wash the castor oil off with a cleansing scrub and apply a moisturized to prevent your skin from drying out.  You should be using castor oil for acne every night, as this will prevent your acne from ever coming back.  If this condition gets worse for any reason, make sure that you stop the castor oil acne treatment immediately and visit a doctor because it could be a sign of something more serious.  In most cases, this form of treatment works out very well, so give it a try whenever you are suffering from problem acne.

Hope this works for you!  Smiley Happy

Re: Hi, curvygirli.  Castor oil is indeed used as an acne tre...

Thanks so much for your help!! I saw this technique on the internet but was unsure.
I am just wondering why does castor oil have to be put on twice? why not just the one time and then leave it on overnight? Can regular castor oil be used is this good enough? can this be used on my face if there are pimples already?
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