Sandalwood is one of the finest ingredients for your skin. Sandalwood oil has a plethora of benefits for your skin that go beyond curing your acne. The sandalwood tree, its paste, and oil, is considered to be a very sacred tree and is known as the sage and other ordinary trees are like ignorant men in front of it.
Sandalwood is popularly known as Chandan, it has an extraordinary fragrance and is commonly used in making incense and in religious ceremonies. Although sandalwood is popular as a beauty remedy, very few people know about the red sandalwood. Rakta Chandana or the red sandalwood is one of the finest ingredients for your skin.
Benefits and DIY mask of Sandalwood for skin:
- It has anti-aging properties
Sandalwood oil can keep the skin from sagging. Sandalwood is rich in antioxidants, it helps to fight the damage that is caused by free radicals and thus prevents the formation of wrinkles. Mix sandalwood powder with egg yolk and honey and apply on face and neck for an hour to increase skin elasticity and glow.
- It helps in removing tan
It is imperative to save yourself from the harmful rays of the sun. The natural oil present in the sandalwood helps to get rid of a suntan. It also helps to soothe sunburn and has a cooling effect and reduces the redness caused due to sunburn. For a clear complexion skin- Mix sandalwood with almond paste, milk, and honey and apply a mask on the face and neck for 15-20 min once in a week.
- It can be used as Antiseptic
Sandalwood has antiseptic properties that prevent pimples, acne, and sores from developing. Exposure from dust and dirt causes bacterial growth on your skin which can lead to a skin problem. For reducing pimples make a mask of sandalwood with turmeric and rose water and leave with for 20 min use it twice a week.