Want glowing skin? Use sandalwood in these 4 ways to make your skin glow

Sandalwood has been a popular ingredient for the skin. Follow these 4 ways to use sandalwood to enhance the radiance of your skin.

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Aayushi Gupta Updated on: 15 March 2022, 15:16 pm IST
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Summers are coming and so is the heat. Bummer! But what does your skin wants in this harsh season? Some skin-cooling remedies to keep it fresh, hydrated, and glowing, isn’t it? Guess what? We’ve got the ultimate solution. It is an ingredient that holds a special place in religious rituals in India but also has boastful medicinal uses. Well, it’s none other than Chandan or sandalwood. There are awesome ways to use sandalwood for the skin and get rid of skin issues that summer brings with it.

Is sandalwood good for skin?

Sandalwood is a natural antiseptic and preservative that is used in the production of soaps and beauty creams. It helps in fighting acne-causing bacteria, exfoliates the skin, soothes sunburn, removes suntan, and also reduces signs of ageing such as dry skin and wrinkles.

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Your mummy was right about chandan! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

To find more about sandalwood benefits for skin, HealthShots got in touch with Dr Monica Kapoor, A Celebrity Cosmetologist & Director at FLAWLESS Cosmetic clinics.

Dr Kapoor said, “Sandalwood is rich in antioxidants that prevent skin sagging and the consequent formation of wrinkles. It is also capable of fighting the damage caused by the presence of free radicals in the skin. It is known to heal skin tissues. This healing property helps in getting rid of scars from wounds, blemishes, dark spots, and eczema. It removes skin impurities and gives you even tone skin. It prevents those wretched pimples from popping out on the skin. The antiseptic properties of sandalwood reduce bacterial growth on the skin, which makes it very effective in treating acne, boils, and sores and preventing them from worsening.”

Here are different ways to use sandalwood for glowing skin:

1. Sandalwood with lemon mask

Mix red sandalwood powder with lemon juice to prepare a mask for oily skin. Apply this paste all over your face and let it dry out. Once it does, wash it off with lukewarm water. It helps in regulating the secretion of sebum and makes the pores tight.

2. Sandalwood with tomato mask

Mix 1 tbsp of cucumber juice, 1 tbsp of lemon juice, half a tsp of honey, 1 tbsp of tomato juice, and 3 tbsp of sandalwood powder together, to form a smooth paste. Keep this on for 25 minutes and rinse off with warm water. It will help in soothing and treating suntan.

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These DIY face masks are all you need for crystal clear skin. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

3. Sandalwood with cucumber mask

Mix 2 tablespoons of curd or cucumber juice with an equal amount of red sandalwood powder and apply it on the affected area. Let it dry and then wash off. You will see instant results.

4. Sandalwood with egg yolk mask

To improve the skin texture and keep wrinkles at bay, make a face pack using 1 egg yolk, 1 tsp of yoghurt and 3-4 tbsp of sandalwood powder. Apply this paste on your skin and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

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Aayushi Gupta is a health writer with a special interest in trends related to diet, fitness, beauty and intimate health. With around 2 years of experience in the wellness industry, she is connected to leading experts and doctors to provide our readers with factually correct information.

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