Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Beauty Benefits or Secrets of Sandalwood/Chandan

Chandan or sandalwood powder is a wonderful remedy that can treat skin problems, has an amazing fragrance, is used for medicinal purposes and also provides a soothing effect in summers. Chandan powder is available easily in Indian stores and you can make use of this to create homemade packs to get glowing skin. You may also find natural chandan in the form of a stick and stone which you can rub together to make a natural paste of it. Here are a few face packs that you can make at home and see your beauty woes vanish.

Beauty Benefits or Secrets of sandalwood or chandan

Sandalwood/chandan and Rose Water

Apply sandalwood/chandan powder mixed with rose water all over your face. And let it dry for some time. Next, dampen the dry sandalwood face mask by spraying a little water over it. Then, rub gently to remove the mask. This face mask helps to cure all types of facial blemishes and it removes the prickly heat fast triggered by excessive sweating. This face mask has drying effects on the skin. If your skin is dry, then you can use milk in place of rose water.

Sandalwood Turmeric face mask

Mix one spoon of sandalwood powder, one spoon of turmeric powder and a pinch of camphor together. Apply this magical mix on your acne, acne scars and blackheads. For best results, leave it on overnight. This home remedy works like a magic in reducing acne, acne scars and blackheads.

Chandan and milk face pack

If glowing skin is what you are looking for, apply a mixture of chandan and raw milk on your face and leave it for 20 minutes. Now wash it off with water. It will add a glow, tone your skin and also moisturize it. If you suffer from dry skin, this is an excellent pack for you.

Chandan face scrub

Make a chandan face scrub to get rid of dead skin cells and other impurities like dirt, oil which are hard to get rid of with face packs. Mix chandan with rice powder (chawal ka aata), besan, milk and rose water. Remember, not to add too much milk or water as scrubs are thick in consistency. Apply this once in two weeks for the desired results.

Egg and chandan face mask

Take an egg yolk, honey/curd, sandalwood power and lavender essential oil. Beat the egg and mix it with all ingredients to make a thick paste. This face mask is a great aid in warding off wrinkles and sagging skin.

Sandalwood oil

Sandalwood oil is a great skin softening agent. You can massage your face with sandalwood oil. You can add sandalwood power to your favorite massage oil and let it sit for 12 hours. You can buy sandalwood oil from the market also to massage your face.

Other Benefits of Sandalwood

Apart from the ones mentioned above, sandalwood remedies for skin has many more assets. Here we go with few additional benefits of using this sandalwood.

·       Sandalwood has anti-bacterial trait and hence it is used as an herbal antiseptic. Hence, it is used for curing bruises, scotches and also burns.

·       If any part of your skin gives you itching or burning sensation, make paste of sandalwood powder, turmeric powder and lemon juice and apply it on the affected area. It reduces not only the itch, but also the ruddiness caused due to it.

·       Sandalwood oil is proved effective in moisturising dry skin.

·       Swelling and itch caused by an insect bite can also be reduced by applying a paste of sandalwood powder.

If you want to maintain a clear skin, then sandalwood remedy is the best option. These sandalwood remedies for skin, work only if you practice your activity for 8-10 days on a regular basis. 

No comments:

Post a Comment