Sandalwood to treat acne

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

sandalwood maskVery 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)
Rose water
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


Red sandalwood (rakta chandan) paste – 2tsp
Sandalwood paste – 2tsp
Turmeric – 1 tsp
Honey – 2 tsp


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

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  1. Anonymous4:04 PM

    acne does not know age, some people have it, some people don't
    as you get older, it should start to go away

    having a good outside starts on the inside, you have to be healthy, and have a good diet and exercise. i would take vitamins, too

    i had very bad acne not long ago, but it cleared up because i took proper care. i use this anti bacterial face foaming wash from clean & clear, it cleans off all the dirt & nasty stuff off your face. and then, i use clinic dramatically different moisturizer. as your doctor for a very good prescription, i would recommend retina-a!

  2. Anonymous9:03 AM

    have tried this treatment daily (plain sandalwood/chandan paste on face), with moderately severe acne, works like a charm! redness starts to go away overnight, all other problems clear up as well. also trry lemon jouice

  3. Anonymous8:58 AM

    It is a good remedy for skin acne. my grand mother advises me to use it to remove acne scars from my face so good thing to discuss on

  4. Anonymous9:01 AM

    you are right friends, Sandalwood has many medicinal properties and is used in divine functions in Indian homes.sandalwood mask Very few adolescents can escape from some kind of acne or spots in their teenage years. So for teenagers SANDALWOOD mask which help to dry those pimples

  5. Anonymous10:20 AM

    Take orange peel and apply the extract into acne spots.Mix cinnamon powder and honey to form a paste. Gently and generously apply this paste into the skin before going to bed; then leave it overnight. Wash it first thing in the morning.Boil half a glass of milk and add some fresh lime juice. Cool the solution and apply to the skin. This is best for treating not just acne but also cracked skin and blackheads Apply the paste of ripe tomatoes into the acne spots and keep it there for about an hour before washing out. Soak lettuce in water. Wash the face with this water. Fresh mint juice applied to the face before going to bed could cure acne in an instant.A glass of fresh wheat grass juice for several days could be a good and effortless way to get rid of acne.Combine a tablespoon of brown sugar and two tablespoons of white sugar to form a paste. Rub this into the face and leave for a few minutes before washing out.Mix a glass of unboiled milk with a gram of flour and use the solution as a daily face or skin wash.

  6. Anonymous9:32 AM

    Vitamin therapy. One of the safest homemade treatments for acne is treatment thru vitamins such as niacin, vitamin A, and Vitamin E. For great results, the patient is advised to take at least 100 milligrams ( mg ) of niacin, fifty thousand global units of vitamin A 3 times per day and four hundred mg of vitamin E once daily for 1 month.

  7. Damayanti6:08 PM

    homemade acne treatment is to make a paste of honey with cinnamon and nutmeg. All you need is about one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and about half of it nutmeg powder. Add some honey to make enough paste to cover the inflammed area completely. Just lie down as honey may dribble down. Wait for 10 to 15 minutes and wash with luke warm water.

  8. unknown9:06 AM

    You can use Vitamin E oil on them but that will take weeks if not months. If you want you can use concealer if you are going somewhere. If done properly no one will tell you are wearing makeup.

  9. Christina10:27 AM

    For acne you can get rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball and dab the area that needs treating. Since alcohol loosens oil in your skin, it will go away soon.

  10. It might seem like a silly question but when you have acne, lots of different things influence your skin. Finding the right acne solution for you depends on skin type as well as what type of activities you like to do. Taking care of your skin is important; everyone wants to have healthy beautiful skin. Many people do not realize that stress, environment, diet and exercise are all things that influence skin. The amount of sleep you get also makes a difference. In general, people that exercise on a regular basis might have a little more acne because of heat and sweat. Always make sure to wash your face well.

    The kind of acne treatment that is right for you may not be right for other people. You have to know what skin type you have like oily, dry or a combination. Finding the right acne treatment does not have to be hard. Acne-reviews is a free service that gives you all kinds of tips and information on skin care as well as reviews of skin care products. Skin care products range in how well they work based on your skin type and how well you use them as directed and on a regular basis. They can direct you to a product that can help your skin.

    Lots of the activities we do everyday have affects on our skin and we might not even know it. When we exercise, we sweat and that can cause our skin to become clogged with dirt and oils if we do not wash our face and bodies quickly after we have finished and that can have an impact on our skin care. Exercising is important though not only because it will help make us strong and healthy but because, when you sweat it helps rid your body of toxins and waste. When you are looking for acne treatment, it is important to follow the directions so you can get the best results possible.

  11. Nagaveni10:16 AM

    First, take a healthy meal. Don't eat too much meet. Second, keep a good mood. Third, you'd better to ask doctor for help. Don't use makeup.

  12. Damini10:22 AM

    Garlic juice is an effective way as a natural pimple treatment because garlic is a natural antibacterial agent. It contains sulfur which is nature’s antibiotic.

  13. Use Niapads – Nicotinamide pads for controlling acne. Just one dab of Niapads on your pimple and watch the pimple fade. Scientists at NY University College of Medicine have shown that Niacinamide (aka Nicotinamide) is superior to antibiotics such as Clindamycin in controlling acne. Niapads is a one step process for reduction of skin hyperpigmentation (acne scars) and acne. You can also cut a piece of Niapads, moisten it with water and place it like a bandaid on stubborn acne. The ingredients penetrate and kill acne bacteria. Simply peel the pad off when it is dry.

  14. Anonymous6:25 PM

    Alpha or Beta Hydroxy Acids (AHA or BHA) works by keeping the skin exfoliated. Glycolic acid, the most well-known of the bunch is a useful adjuvant therapy for mild acne. Mandelic acid, a lesser known one, but one that combines the keratolytic properties of glycolic acid with natural antibacterial properties that help reduce the presence of P. acnes, may be considered a more effective alpha hydroxy acid in treating acne lesions. It is also much less irritating than glycolic acid, a factor that may be very important to those with sensitive skin who are unable to use other agents such as Retin-A, benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, or salicylic acid. It is effective in treating mild cases of acne on its own, and can be used successfully with other therapies on moderate acne.

  15. Ganga3:27 PM

    When you do get acne/pimples, just let them be. Don't pop em out because it spreads and scars if you do.

  16. Jatin9:25 AM

    Drink Lots of water. Don't eat alot of sugar or greasy foods. Wash your face twice a day

  17. Sulabha8:26 AM

    In my opinion, acne always takes its own natural course of time and there is no instant solution for it. But it does go and it feels incredible to have clear skin!

  18. Srashti8:25 AM

    Sandalwood is an herbal antiseptic and has cleansing properties.

  19. Anonymous2:25 AM

    sandalwood is good for reducing pimples in face by using it twice a day.

  20. Urmila9:00 AM

    wash your face once in the morning and once at night. you might think that washing will make your skin cleaner but it actually produces more oil because your skin thinks it's too dry.oil=clogged pores=acne. try to keep your hair out of your face because it has all kinds of dirt just waiting to enter your pores. drink plenty of water and stay away from junk food. sleep early because stress can cause acne problems too.

  21. Vrinda4:57 PM

    You Need to get Rapid Clear by Neutrogena. It comes in a little tube and it works miracles. Put it on before you go to sleep, and when you wake up its gone . I promise!

  22. Mandakini4:57 PM

    For a quick fix you can place a warm wet tea bag over the area or a cotton ball dipped in lemon juice (don't use lemon juice if you have a sensitive skin).

  23. unknown4:59 PM

    You don't need any product, and you can also get rid of acne naturally.

    In fact, it is very simple to avoid your acne problem by building some habits. Yes, it really sound easy than doing it everyday. There aren't many people follow these simple steps to avoid acne, so if you seriously want to get rid of it naturally, please follow the tips given below:

    You must use only a chemical free skin cleansing solution, and this is what you must clean your skin with every day.

    Do everything that you can to avoid either your hands touching or your hair falling onto any acne affected areas of our skin.

    Do not scratch or pick at your acne!

    Change your bedding, especially the pillow covers, every day.

    Avoid using make-up while suffering from acne.

    Drink lots of water

    Cut out the wrong fats

    Eat raw vegetable and good fats

    Try to eat three healthy meals a day and avoid snacking, as this is inevitably when you will turn to fatty or sugary foods.

  24. Suhasini8:55 AM

    Acne scars usually develop as a result of severe acne. There are various types of acne scarring such as deep pits, box car scars and rolling scars. Deep pits are the most common and a classic symptom of acne scarring. Box car scars are angular scars that develop on the cheeks and temple. They resemble chickenpox scars and may be superficial or deep. Rolling scars give the skin a wave-like appearance.

    Scars are a natural part of the healing process after injury. They are actually growths of collagen (protein) that form beneath the skin as a result of acne, wound, cut, burn, injury or surgery to the skin. Collagen consists of fibers that strengthen the layer of skin beneath the surface. When the skin is injured, the collagen that is produced becomes thicker.

  25. The most effective means of treating acne-prone skin is to employ varying water temperatures. Washing your face with warm to hot water removes dirt, oil and makeup and opens the skin's pores; rinsing with cool water will then shrink pores and stimulate circulation.
    "Cool water is actually a bit of an anti-inflammatory,
    additional acne treatment: pumpkin.
    Mix 200 grams of pumpkin pulp with 1 tablespoon of non-fat sour cream and apply it to your face. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse with cool water. This will cleanse your face, open up your pores and give your skin a glow!

    For another simple pimple remedy, recommends soaking a chamomile teabag in warm water, then applying the teabag to the affected area for 15 minutes. The teabag works as a warm compress and contains flavonoids and bisabolol, which have anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe the pimple and reduce redness.

  26. Salina11:24 AM

    Go to a dermatologist. There is this really powerful medicene they can prescribe called tazarac (sp?) it's like the most powerful acne medication there is. It works really well

  27. Sanjeera10:02 AM

    Drink Lots of Water & Fruit Juices, it's mainly important for you to drink an adequate amount of water and juices in order to get rid of acne. Apply Biocutis on Pimples, if you apply such cream on your whitehead areas of skin, you will be 100% able to dispose of pimples quickly. Drink Plenty of Lemon Juice, during blind pimples treatment, it becomes very important for you to drink at least 2 glasses of lemon juice exactly early in the morning.

  28. Kousalya12:48 PM

    spray windex on it

  29. Sonakshi10:18 AM

    I have tried so many different things before such as heated honey, a sugar exfoliant face mask, even just boiled water. But the best thing for acne is drinking lots of water.

    It helps so much by pushing those oils out of your pores and giving you a glow to your skin.

  30. Everybody's skin is different, so it's really a matter of trial and error. I personally use garnier "pure" face wash, and it works great. It removes all dirt/bacteria. I then use garnier "fresh" toner immediately afterward, and these two keep my skin clear.
    You can contact companies (clean & clear, garnier etc) and tell them that you are looking for coupons or samples to help you find something that will work for you.

  31. Kavya9:45 AM

    Application of Tulsi on affected areas also very helpful. Garlic paste application on affected part is also very useful. Prepare a paste of massor dal or red lentils with milk and for application is useful. Application of aloevera is also very helpful.

  32. Sunita9:24 AM

    If you suffer from acne scars or other types of hyper pigmentation, apply a mixture of turmeric and lemon juice to the affected area for 20 minutes. For best results, apply the mixture once a day.

  33. Anupama8:31 AM

    Salacylic Acid- cleans pores and prevents acne
    Benzoyl Peroxide- treats the pimples
    Aloe Vera- gets rid of acne
    Lemons(yellow)- removes acne and blemishes
    Elmers Glue- believe it or not glue gets rid of acne
    Your own pee- pee is said to clear acne
    Baking Soda (not baking powder)- exfoliates and treats the zits

  34. Phalguni11:29 AM

    Prepare a mixture of apple pulp and honey. Apply this mixture on face and let it stay for 15-20 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water. It is good for getting rid of pimples.

  35. Achala9:16 AM

    the fresh cotton towel sucks all the excess oil coming out from the pores of your face overnight.
    This would help prevent clogging of pores and absorption of the oil.It really help treat and prevent acne

  36. Ramya8:24 AM

    Cut down on stress as this acts as one of the strongest
    precursors of acne, especially after puberty. There are different
    ways you can reduce stress and aim for relaxation:

  37. The Honey Rub. An excellent way to smooth out the skin and clean your pores. Use warm-hot water to clean your face, then quickly pat the skin dry. This will open up the pores and allow the honey to get in there. Apply the honey liberally to the areas affected by acne scars AND all around these areas too.

  38. Anonymous2:51 PM

    I use benzoyl perox

  39. Poovi2:54 PM

    Wash your face with honey, it's cheap and cleans your skin without damaging it.

  40. Nandini10:23 AM

    Use of lemon juice can effectively remove acne scars. Squeeze the lemon to extract it's juice then use cotton balls to apply it on the face, leave for 1 hour then rinse it off.

  41. Exfoliating regularly is the best way. It speeds up the healing process.
    Try Purely natural skins healing scars scrub. Try to exfoliate twice a week.
    Also 15mg of zinc a day can only help.


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