Red sandalwood also called as Rakta Chandan has always been held in high-esteem in Ayurvedic medicine. Unlike its other counterpart sandalwood or chandan, it has a dark, blood red hue. Being an antiseptic, it is used to treat variety of aliments. It is successfully used to heal wounds, treat inflammations, redness, acne, acne scars, sunburn, prickly heat and the like.
Prepare a great detoxifying face masque by combining red sandalwood powder, organic clay (even multani mitti will do) and a little honey and pamper yourself with this masque during weekends. It is so cooling and relaxing that your skin will thank you for it. Or if you wish you may purchase this Juara Skincare Milk and Red Sandalwood Mask 2.5 oz which costs around $38. This unique softening mask combines the intensely healing and calming properties of red sandalwood, purifying properties of clay and the goodness of pure milk. Milk's natural exfoliating power in the form of lactic acid works with the skin's own mechanism to gently refine and soften skin texture. Suits all skin types, especially sensitive skin.
Combine almost equal parts of mask powder and water to form a spreadable paste of desired consistency. Add more water if necessary. Apply all over face and neck, sparing eye and mouth area. Wait 10 minutes or until dry. Finish by rinsing thoroughly and pat dry. Follow it up with a moisturizer. Use once or twice weekly depending on skin type. Works wonders not only on sun-burnt or acne-prone skin but also on stressed-out skin which has suffered environmental pollution and skin which is prone to redness.
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