You don’t need to have expensive products in order to have smooth skin. You only need two ingredients; castor oil and sea salt. Castor oil is a vegetable oil (it is not edible) hence this mask is great for vegans. Apart from being inexpensive, this scrub can be used on your lips to fight dry lips (pucker up ladies) and also on the hair to deal with dandruff and dry scalp conditions. This scrub works on all skin types.
Sea salt is a type of salt that is extracted from the evaporation of sea water (which also includes ocean water). This salt is filled with a lot of minerals as it has gone through very little processing. These minerals include sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, bromide, chloride, iron, copper, zinc, iodine and manganese
Sea salt has many health benefits.
It has great exfoliating properties and will get rid of dead skin cells from the surface of the skin.
It has healing properties and will soothe skin conditions such as acne, eczema and dermatitis.
It also has anti-aging properties.
The salt has cleansing properties. It will absorb dirt and toxins from your skin pores.
Castor oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Castor oil contains a lot of fatty acids and is also high in vitamin E which has a plethora of benefits that will help restore the moisture in your skin. Castor oil has the following benefits; it brings down inflammation on the skin, it is an anti-aging remedy and is a great treatment for wrinkles
How to use
Take a teaspoon of castor oil and mix it with half a teaspoon of sea salt. Apply liberally across your face and let it sit for about three minutes before you wash it off with a mild soap.
How many times to be used
Apply this treatment once or twice a week.
Note; the consistency of the castor oil is quite thick and if you do not like it, you can add half a teaspoon of olive oil which will act as a carrier oil.