Did You Know These Amazing Benefits Of Sandalwood For The Skin?

By Tanya

Sandalwood powder has been one of the most common remedies from our grannies since decades for all our skin problems. We also cannot deny the fact that just a regular application of sandalwood powder twice or thrice in a row heels all our skin problems. But, did you know some of these amazing benefits of sandalwood? I am sure most of you are unaware of the wonders that sandalwood can do to our skin.

Pimple, acne breakout, oily skin problem, itching, irritation, sandalwood can cure them all. Why go for expensive beauty treatments, artificial cosmetics, surgeries and all the other harmful remedies when this natural remedy with zero side effects can do wonders to your skin?

Benefits Of Sandalwood For Skin

Sandalwood has a lot of medicinal properties and is recommended by Ayurveda widely on a global platform. Sandalwood has anti-inflammatory properties that can solve all the skin problems.

Let's have a look at the amazing benefits of sandalwood for the skin:

Soothes skin and gives a cooling effect: Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, sandalwood can relieve the skin from rashes, sunburns, itching, redness, etc. and gives a cooling effect to the skin.

Removes tan: Sandalwood is also effective in removing the suntan caused on the skin due to the harmful UV rays of the sun.

Insect bites and infections: Sandalwood essential oil is effective in treating insect bites, infections caused due to harmful insects, etc.

Medicinal property: Due to its medicinal properties, sandalwood can cure pimples, wounds, acne breakout, etc. Application of sandalwood with milk can prevent the spreading of germs and bacteria all around the place where a pimple has occurred and broke out. It prevents the harmful bacteria from affecting the skin.

Softens skin: Sandalwood is known for its great beauty benefits in which softening the skin is also included. It also prevents blackheads, oily skin and removes dark spots.
Heals dry skin: Sandalwood oil exfoliates and removes the flakiness from the skin, leading to the filling of the pores and healing the dry skin.

Sandalwood when mixed with a lot of other natural products can heal a lot of other skin problems. These natural sandalwood face packs are a great go-to face packs for any occasion, any skin problem and natural home remedies without any side effects and pocket pinch.

Sandalwood Face Packs

Sandalwood and milk face pack
This face pack works best for acne, blemishes, pimples, etc.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp sandalwood powder
  • ½ tbsp milk
  • ½ tablet camphor (optional as it does not suit everyone)

How to make the face pack and use it :

1. Take a small bowl and mix the turmeric, sandalwood powder, milk and camphor (optional) and make a thick paste.
2. Use your two fingers or a thin brush and slightly massage the affected skin area for 2-3 mins and apply a coat on the affected area and leave it overnight.
3. Wash it off the next morning with cold water and pat it dry with a fresh towel.

You can see that the affected area is healed and soothed the next day.

Sandalwood and honey face pack

This face pack works the best on the skin areas affected due to suntan. It cures the suntan easily and gives back your skin color.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp sandalwood powder
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp curd
  • 1 tbsp cucumber juice (optional as this is just for soothing the skin)

How to make the face pack and use it :

1. Take a small bowl and mix the sandalwood powder, honey, curd and cucumber juice (optional) and blend it properly and make a thick paste.
2. With the help of a cotton ball or your hands, apply the paste evenly on the face and neck and if any other part is affected by suntan. Massage the areas for 3-4 minutes.
3. Let it dry for 15-20 minutes.
4. After it dries off, wash it off with cold water and pat it dry with a fresh towel.
You can see the lightening of the skin tone and removal of suntan. For complete removal of the tan, apply it continuously for 3-4 days and you will see the results.

Sandalwood and rose water face pack :

This face pack is a very simple and easy one to treat oily skin.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp sandalwood powder
  • Few drops of rose water

How to make the face pack and use it :

1. Take a small bowl and mix the sandalwood powder and the rose water and blend it properly to make a semi-thick paste.
2. With the help of a cotton ball or your fingers, apply it evenly on your face and especially on the areas where you feel it is the oiliest.
3. Let it dry for 12-15 mins.
4. After it dries off, wash it off with cold water and pat it dry with a fresh towel.

Apply this twice or thrice a week and you can see that oil leaving your face.

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    Story first published: Sunday, November 18, 2018, 10:00 [IST]
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