Sandalwood date back to many thousand years and have its origin all around the world. The purest form is available in the form of a stick. Sandalwood is a naturally available wood and is used in many holy ceremonies such as puja, tilak, etc. sandalwood is also used by women for glowing skin. Sandalwood is used in the form of powder mixed with other ingredients to achieve a natural glow to the skin. Even in current times, sandalwood is very much in demand and brides use it before the marriage for glowing skin.
To sum up, sandalwood has properties such as anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, fights acne and reduces blemishes and boost the face with glowing radiance, which we all want. Read on to know more how you can achieve golden glow by using sandalwood for your skin type
For Dry skin
Dry skin lacks moisture and can be itchy and parched. Dry skin is patchy and scaly, it also ages faster compared to other skin types. Following face packs will help restore the moisture and will plump up the skin.
1. Sandalwood rose water and milk Pack
Sandalwood mixed with milk and rose water will provide the skin with moisture and soothe flaky, dry skin. Make a smooth paste with all three ingredients and apply on face and neck. Leave it to dry and wash it off with cold water. Moisturize.
2.Sandalwood, coconut oil and almond oil
1 tbsp. of sandalwood powder mixed with 1 tsp of coconut oil and 1 tsp of almond oil, mix well and make a paste. Apply on face and neck. Coconut oil and almond oil will restore the moisture to your dry skin.
For dull skin
Dull skin lacks glow and radiance. It can be because of the tired face and body, lack of sleep and dehydration. Follow the face pack recipes for a radiant and glowing skin.
3.Sandalwood, turmeric and gram flour
This face pack contains all the ingredients which are responsible for bringing the glow to your skin. Dull skin lack radiance and sandalwood provides with that glow. On the other hand, turmeric is antibacterial and gram flour act as an exfoliant which will remove the dead skin layer.
4.Sandalwood, yogurt and honey
Honey is a natural anti-bacterial and together with sandalwood, it boost up the blood circulation on the skin, bringing a glow to the skin. While yogurt is a natural skin brightener. Mix all the ingredients and make a paste. Apply on face and neck. Wash after it dries down.
For oily skin
Oily skin in any weather will ooze out excess oil from the face. Oily skin is prone to acne and pimple breakout and will leave scars after acne period.
5. Sandalwood, tomato juice and fuller’s earth
Fuller’s earth or multani mitti is an excellent way to suck out all the excess of oil production on the skin. Oily skin tends to produce more sebum around the nose and forehead, it can clog pores which can lead to blackheads. Fuller’s earth acts as a magnet for excessive oil on the skin while tomato juice will tighten the pores.
6.Sandalwood and orange peel powder
Orange peel powder works like a magnet to suck out the excess oil from the skin. While sandalwood will brighten the skin. Make a mixture of sandalwood powder, orange peel powder with rose water. Rose water is a natural toner, it will help firm and tighten the pores.
For acne prone skin
Acne prone skin is a by-product of lifestyle changes, junk food consumption or hormonal changes. The best way to maintain an acne prone skin is to always keep the skin squeaky clean. Follow these face packs for acne reduction.
7.Sandalwood, turmeric, and camphor
Camphor on the skin will soothe the irritated skin which will increase blood flow to the face. A face pack consisting of 1 tbsp. of sandalwood, 1 tsp of turmeric and a pinch of camphor powder should be made. Mix well and make a paste with the help of rose water. Apply on the face and after it has dried, wash it off with cold water. Moisturize.
8.Sandalwood and honey
Sandalwood and honey both acts as anti-bacterial properties. Honey is also a humectant which attracts moisture and plumps the skin. A face pack with sandalwood and honey can reduce acne drastically.
For blemished skin
Acne prone skin often leaves scars and blemishes on the face. While topical creams and lotions are extensively available in the market but these homemade face pack will reduce the blemishes.
9.Sandalwood and rose water
Rose water is a natural toner, it firms and tones the skin. For fading of blemishes on the skin which are due to acne, make a face pack with 1 tsp of sandalwood and rose water. Once dried, wash it with cold water.
As we get older, we tend to get wrinkles and fine lines closer to our eyes, mouth and on the forehead. Follow this simple face pack recipe for reducing the wrinkles on the face.
10.Sandalwood, lemon and fuller’s earth
Sandalwood repair damaged cells. While fuller’s earth or multani mitti tighten up the pores while deep cleansing them and making them clogged free. Make a mix with 1 tsp of sandalwood, 1 tsp of fuller’s earth and 1 tsp lemon juice. Add rose water to make a smooth paste. Apply this face mask 2-3 times a week. You will see a gradual decrease in wrinkles and fine lines.