Sandalwood to Heal & Beautify the Skin

With regular application of sandalwood to the skin, you can achieve a flawless, glowing complexion.

Known for its exotic origins, and opulent scent, sandalwood is often associated with perfumes. However, it has a long history of use for skincare in India. A highly regarded medicinal herb in Ayurveda (traditional Indian medicine), sandalwood has been used not only to treat skin infections like rashes and acne, but also as an anti-aging treatment to add radiance and prevent wrinkles in facial skin. With anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties, and a built in fragrance, sandalwood is a valuable skin care ingredient. 
Sandalwood powder for skin care is used in the form of oil, paste and powder.

For clear, glowing skin, mix sandalwood with rose water or some other liquid, to make a paste and apply it all over the face and neck and allow it to dry for 10+ minutes. Then dampen the dried sandalwood paste on the face by spraying a little water over it and rub it gently with small circular motions. Later, rinse it off thoroughly. This treatment will not only help you to get rid of all types of blemishes on the skin but also heals up various types of skin inflammation.

Use of sandalwood on skin has a softening effect.To get rid of rough, patchy skin, prepare a sandalwood paste by mixing up 4 teaspoons of sandalwood powder, 2 teaspoon of almond oil and 4 tablespoon of coconut oil. Apply it all over the face and wait for 15 minutes and then wash off with warm water.

Sandalwood powder and turmeric powder when combined, works wonder on acne and various other related problems like blackheads. Make a paste of one teaspoon each of sandalwood and turmeric. Apply the paste on each of the blackheads and pimples. To yield maximum benefits, you should leave the paste over the blackheads and pimples overnight. Next morning, wash it off with warm water. This application is not only a good remedy for acne and blackheads, but also good for removing the ugly spots left behind by the acne.
Using sandalwood powder for face wrinkles is a great idea to maintain your skin beauty for years. Apply regularly, a paste of sandalwood powder, rosewater and glycerin and wash off after 20 minutes. This is one of the best uses of sandalwood powder.

Use sandalwood oil to remove tan from the skin. Combine some five teaspoonful of coconut oil with two teaspoon of almond oil and add about four teaspoonful of sandalwood oil. Mix them well and apply to the skin which is generally exposed to the environment. It is very effective remedy to remove skin tan and help sunburn.

Sandalwood has antimicrobial properties, making it a popular herbal antiseptic for treating minor skin abrasions. It helps heal cuts, scrapes, and burns.

Sandalwood is one of the most effective home made solutions for problems like slight burns or scalds, skin rashes, skin allergies. It can be used to treat skin diseases like psoriasis, dermatitis or eczema. It can be use to get rid of dry, flaky, itching skin of hands and feet. Burning sensation due to insect bites can be effectively treated with the help of a paste that made of equal quantities of sandalwood powder and turmeric powder and water.

The best part of sandalwood skin benefits is that it is equally good for all types of skin. Its antiseptic properties help to fight irritations associated with dry skin and keep it hydrated. While the astringent qualities of sandalwood reduce the pores of the oily skin and and keep it taut.

Get creative with sandalwood and enjoy the benefits to your skin!

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