Sandalwood (Chandan) is highly efficacious in the treatment of pimples. Its antiseptic and germicidal properties make it ideal for treating acne and stubborn blemishes and spots.
Sandalwood paste to treat adolescence acne
Very few adolescents can escape from some kind of acne or spots in their teenage years. So for teenagers here’s a mask which help to dry those pimples.
2 tablespoonfuls of gram flour (Besan)
Listerine -1/2 tsp
Water – 2 tsp
Sandalwood paste – 1 tsp
Mix all the ingredients well. Apply on face with a swab stick. Let the mask dry on the face. Moisten it by splashing cold water on the face. Then, with eyes closed, remove it with a wet face towel and wash off thoroughly.
Another simple way to smear sandalwood paste mixed with a pinch of turmeric. Allow it to dry off and then wash it off. This will dry and heal pimples quickly.
Other masks and packs with sandalwood to treat acne
# Face pack 1
Prepare pastes of red sandalwood and ordinary sandalwoods by rubbing them with pure water on a stone. To these paste mix turmeric and honey and let all the ingredients blend well. Apply it on your face until it dries. Turmeric is an antiseptic and honey heals the skin. The effects of these two ingredients combined with the cooling effects of red sandalwood and ordinary sandalwood pastes soothe the skin and help heal the pimples quickly.
# Face pack 2
Mix 1 oz of sandalwood oil with 2 oz of coconut oil and store it in a bottle. Rub this on the face before going to bed. If you don’t like keeping any muck on your face before going to bed, then you can apply it a few hours before, and when you are about to retire to bed, you can clean it off with a cotton swab moistened by warm water.
# Face pack 3
Rub sandalwood (chandan) and camphor (kapur) in a little water on a stone and apply this paste a few hours before bedtime. Wash it off before going to sleep.
See also: Sandalwood as beauty aid