Sandalwood is the bark of the sandalwood tree that is sold as bars, powders and oil. It is an extremely effective beauty product and can be applied to the skin for smoother, fairer, and healthier skin. Sandalwood is antiseptic in nature and has antimicrobial properties that protect the skin from allergies and infections. It can be used to make packs in combination with other kitchen items and can be applied to the face to get quick and excellent beauty benefits.
The Benefits Of Sandalwood For The Skin Are-
Sandalwood is antiseptic, disinfectant, and antimicrobial hence, its application helps in overcoming skin allergies like eczema, psoriasis, itching, and rashes. Mix sandalwood powder with some camphor and water and apply this pack on the skin. Wash when completely dry. Moisturise. All kinds of allergies with vanish with few applications.
Blemishes And Marks-
Mix some rose water in sandalwood and apply on the face. Let it dry and then wash off. Follow this treatment regularly to gradually fade away all skin marks and blemishes. Replace the rose water with some milk in this paste for dry skin people. This face mask can be used as a scrub too, and is also effective against prickly heat due to excessive sweating.
Mix sandalwood powder coconut oil and almond oil in the ratio of 2:1:1. Apply it on the face and leave for 15 minutes. Wash off. This pack will help in healing sun tan burns and also lighten the tanning effect. The sandalwood provides a soothing effect on the burns. We can add curd and honey also to sandalwood and make an anti-tanning pack.
Acne And Blackheads-
Make a sandalwood paste using 1 tsp sandalwood powder, 1 tsp turmeric, and a pinch of camphor. Apply this mask on the face and leave it overnight for better results. The acne, pimples and blackheads get reduced and dried considerably and vanish with regular application.
Fairer Skin Tone-
Add milk, lemon juice, honey and almond powder to sandalwood powder to make a thick paste. Apply on the face and leave till it dries. Wash the face and moisturise as sandalwood has a drying effect. Use at least once a week to get good results.
To attain a soft and supple skin, take some sandalwood oil and mix it with any essential oil of your choice. Massage the face with this oil mix once a day to get a nice moisturised skin with is also allergy free.
Sagging and dull skin can be transformed using sandalwood paste on it. Apply the paste of egg yolk, sandalwood powder, honey, and any essential oil mixed together. When the paste dries, wash it and apply a nourishing cream. Follow this regime on a regular basis to make the skin firm and hydrated.
Sandalwood has a cooling effect on the skin hence, a paste of sandalwood and water can be applied to the areas of the body that is suffering from prickly heat problem. It can be safely used on children.
Insect Bites And Abrasions-
Sandalwood paste can be applied to areas of insect bites, cuts and wounds to accelerate the healing process and sandalwood, also an antiseptic, has astringent qualities to treat the problem effectively. Mix in some turmeric to this paste to get a mosquito repellant.
Add some cucumber juice, lemon juice, curd, honey and sandalwood powder to make a thick paste. Apply this to the face and leave. When dried, rinse off. Applying this mask just before a party or an event will give the skin its much-needed glow and shine.