Skincare with sandalwood
Sandalwood is also ideal for protective skin care. Its antiseptic quality helps to treat rashes, spots, blackheads and other skin eruptions. Its germicidal quality inhibits the growth of bacteria. It has also been found to improve the skin’s ability to moisturize itself. Application of sandalwood paste tones up the skin. It is specially beneficial to oily skins, because it is astringent in nature.
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An excellent face mask with sandalwood:
Honey – 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Mix well and apply on face and neck. Leave on for 20 minutes and wash off with cold water. It leaves the skin tingly fresh.
Sandalwood to cure itching
Sandalwood paste has a soothing effect and helps relieve itching in scabies.
Sandalwood to cure excessive sweating
Sandalwood powder can be mixed in rose water and applied over parts of the body where there is profuse sweating.
Sandalwood as sunscreen
The red variety of sandalwood or rakt chandan as it is called has the ability to protect against the harmful rays of the sun and the paste can be applied to ease sunburn. It is widely used in sunscreens and other cosmetic creams these days.
Sandal wood for prickly heat
Sandalwood paste is a popular household remedy for prickly heat. It prevents excessive sweating and heals inflamed skin. It has a naturally cooling effect and is specially beneficial during summer. Hence smearing sandal paste on children to protect form the terrible summer heat is highly recommended. It prevents rashes and is gentle on their skin. That’s why sandalwood is the ingredient of choice in many baby skin care products also.
Sandalwood for stress
Sandalwood paste applied on temples, relieves headache and brings downs the temperature in fevers. Pounded tulsi (basil) leaves mixed with sandalwood paste can also be applied on the forehead for getting relief from heat and headache and for providing coolness in general.