Sandalwood is one of the most sought after beauty ingredients. Also known as chandan, it contains incredible skin benefiting properties and as such is included in most skincare remedies. From maintaining oil balance and tackling skin dryness to improving skin tone and preventing skin breakouts like pimples and acne, sandalwood is touted to be a one-stop solution to all beauty problems.

Sandalwood skin benefits

Sandalwood is prized in Ayurveda as an excellent beauty ingredient that is natural, reliable and effective. It is usually available as a brown-beige looking smooth powder which is derived from the fragrant wood of the Genus Santalum tree. Sandalwood essential oil is also good for treating various skin ailments. Sandalwood has a wide range of medicinal properties and therefore, it is often used as a home remedy for many skin conditions.

Sandalwood for all skin types

Sandalwood can be used on different skin types in combination with other ingredients. Sandalwood face pack is a great way to pamper our skin. Be it dry skin, acne, blemish or oily, greasy skin, sandalwood has the answer for all. Not only sandalwood is cooling and soothing for skin, but its aroma relaxes the mind. Sandalwood has been a legendary remedy for different skin conditions since centuries.

As a skin- lightening agent

As sandalwood itself is a skin-lightening agent, you can use it either in the form of oil or as a smooth fine powder. However be careful not to use raw sandalwood oil on your skin. You can also make different sandalwood face packs at home for whitening your skin and enjoy a lot more other benefits simultaneously.

As a acne scar remover

It has several properties that makes it an excellent skin care product. The antimicrobial and cicatrizant properties of sandalwood help in soothing the skin and fading away all scars, blemishes, and spots on it. It also proves beneficial for skin lightening and toning. Sandalwood is helpful for protecting the skin from sunrays and removing tan, and is a natural astringent that helps in cleansing the skin.

Medicinal values

Sandalwood, a part of Santalum tree, has high therapeutic value in the field of Ayurveda. The fragrance and medicinal qualities of this herbal ingredient are really unique. We find sandalwood in various countries, like Indonesia, India and Australia. We use it in both oil and powder form. Due to the antimicrobial property, it gives you a soothing effect on the skin.

- Compiled by Ruwini Jayawardana



Sandalwood skin   benefits

* Sandalwood powder has powerful anti septic and anti bacterial properties. That is why, it is considered highly effective to treat acne and pimples.

*The slightly coarse texture of sandalwood powder makes it ideal to exfoliate the skin. Sandalwood powder cleanses the skin deeply and clear out the impurities from the pores.

*Sandalwood powder can soak up the excess oil from the skin and keep the skin oil free for long. It is considered one of the best natural remedy for oily skin due to its astringent properties.

*Sandalwood powder has anti aging properties. Sandalwood powder contains anti oxidant compounds that can delay the appearances of wrinkles and lines and also maintain natural skin elasticity.

*Sandalwood powder is very effective in treating sun burn. It has amazing healing properties, which soothe the discomfort associated with sun burn. Also, the natural oils present in sandalwood moisturizes the skin and prevent excess peeling.

* Sandalwood powder can whiten the skin tone and also helps in lightening blemishes and acne scars.

* Sandalwood powder has moisturizing properties as well. The natural oils present in sandalwood are effective to give relief from skin dryness.

* The anti septic and anti inflammatory properties of sandalwood speed up the healing process of acne, as well as wounds, burns and scars.

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