Castor oil: The perfect solution for lip filler aftercare
A full, plump and glossy pout can definitely make a person stand out from the crowd. While dry, discoloured and chapped lips can really take a toll on one’s confidence and self esteem.
If you suffer from the latter, you are not alone.
Our lips are extremely delicate and sensitive and are prone to get dried out and chapped, very easily. Unable to produce oil, they require added protection, unlike many other parts of our bodies. Keeping them moisturised and hydrated using natural and organic lip products, helps to keep them from getting sore, chapped and dry.
Mother Nature has bestowed us with a remarkable gift in the form of castor oil, to work wonders for our lip care. The fatty acids like ricinoleic acid and oleic acid are beneficial in moisturizing dry skin. It also contains vitamin E and other minerals that further improve lip texture. It helps to hydrate and seal moisture when applied to the lips. It naturally has a thick consistency, working as a natural barrier against harsh weather and preventing the lips from drying out.
The benefits of castor oil are not just limited to everyday lip care. It is a great product for lip filler aftercare as well. Infact, many post op products contain castor oil as one of the main ingredients. It speeds up the recovery process, helping to avoid scarring and infection. The lips also stay moisturized and don’t chap easily, an issue most face post lip fillers.
Although minimal, it’s natural to feel slight pain at the site of injection, post lip fillers. The lips are in a state of shock and trauma due to the needle work, and require something to calm them down. Castor oil contains ricinoleic acid and triglycerides which are vital in providing these soothing benefits to the lips post op. They help to alleviate pain, kickstarting the recovery process.
The lips are prone to getting dry post lip fillers, making them wrinkly. Castor oil stimulates the production of elastin and collagen by penetrating deep into the skin, thereby reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Castor oil's emollient properties allow the lips to quickly absorb it, keeping them hydrated and plump, which helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Due to its strong anti-inflammatory properties, castor oil helps to reduce inflammation and swelling at the site of injection. It also helps to alleviate any accompanying itching or rash, helping you to enjoy your lip fillers.
Antibacterial and Antifungal
It’s important to immediately seal the needle holes to avoid any infection. Castor oil does a great job at sealing as well as preventing infection owing to its antibacterial and antifungal properties. Castor oil contains the biochemical agent undecylenic acid, which is used to stop fungal growth.
Castor oil is also used as a humectant which helps the lips to remain moisturized and hydrated, preventing them from drying out and cracking. This makes the lips look radiant and shiny, making you feel good and confident like never before.
Wound healing benefit
Hyaluronic acid injections may cause some minor wounds. However, these wounds are temporary and as the lips take shape, they disappear. It also promotes good blood flow to help in the smooth exfoliation of dead skin cells. Castor oil promotes quick healing of wounds, giving you your desired beautifully plumped and hydrated lips.
According to Dr. Brian Arslanian, a double board certified plastic surgeon, swelling and bruising are some of the common albeit temporary issues associated with lip filler aftercare treatment. The benefits of castor oil highlighted earlier make it a good product to use on the lips post lip fillers.
If you’re looking for a suitable product for your lips post the filler procedure, search no more. The Leovard Lip Luster is formulated using the best of natural, organic and premium quality ingredients to help you recover and heal post op. One of these ingredients is castor oil. Other ingredients in the Lip Luster are hyaluronic acid, jojoba oil, avocado oil and hemp seed oil, all of which work together to give you your desired lips.
Leovard’s Lip Luster is therefore an ideal lip balm to add to your daily skincare routine, especially after undergoing lip filler treatment. And it’s an absolute favourite of Dr. Brian Arslanian, who gifts it to each of his patients as a lip filler aftercare balm.
With Leovard Lip Luster, you can be assured to benefit from the aforementioned properties of the miraculous castor oil. Any temporary side effect such as swelling and inflammation from lip filler injections will be promptly addressed by regular application of the Lip Luster, giving you your ultimate, dreamy, soft and smooth lips.
Because at Leovard, we believe that one should be bold and confident in their own skin, and that’s what the Lip Luster helps you achieve.
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