In Bengal, two varieties of sandalwood are used for skin treatment. The white sandal is used for make-up and skin care. The red sandal has been widely acclaimed for its medicinal values and skin care abilities.
Sandalwood skin care:
Sandalwood is an ancient Indian Ayurvedic remedy for many skin complaints and conditions. It is also known to cleanse and condition the skin, leaving it moisturized, free of germs and protected from the harmful rays of the sun. Application of the sandalwood paste on your body ensure a glowing skin to you.
Sandalwood & turmeric:
Make a paste to treat pimples with 1 teaspoon of sandalwood powder with 1 teaspoon of turmeric. Add one teaspoon of water to make the paste, and apply to pimples before bed as a nighttime treatment. Add a small piece of camphor to the recipe for an added cooling effect. Your pimples will vanish without a scar within a very short period.
Sandalwood & Rosewater:
Sandalwood powder combined with rosewater can be used as a mask to treat acne. Combine 2 teaspoons of sandalwood with enough rosewater to make a spreadable mixture. Spread it evenly on your face and leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes. This is also a pleasantly cooling treatment for acne on the chest and back.
Sandalwood powder combined with rosewater can be used as a mask to treat acne.
Sandalwood oil can be used for massage and as a moisturizer. Sandalwood’s cooling effect soothes the skin. If your skin suffers from hot and itchy symptoms, try sandalwood oil to cool them off. To make your own, add sandalwood powder to your favorite oil and let it sit overnight before use.
Sandalwood & Almond:
Mix 5 tablespoons of coconut oil with 2 teaspoons of almond oil. Add 4 teaspoons of sandalwood powder and apply the mixture to the overexposed areas. This sandalwood tone oil will keep your skin complexion even. It will also remove the suntan and will stimulate a fairer complexion.