In an Indian household, sandalwood becomes a significant part of not just daily religious rituals but beauty regime too. In case your skin suffers from blemishes, dryness and dark marks, sandalwood can really be of some help. For centuries, sandalwood has been a crucial part of Ayurveda and now plays important roles in beauty regimes. Loaded with a number of antibacterial agents, it does not only prevent a breakout of acne, and heals your skin but it also makes your skin glow. We all know about the magic of sandalwood mixed in milk. The combination has been used forever as a classic face pack.

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Get Rid Of Dark Patches On Skin

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Continuous exposure to the sun can lead to dark marks and rashes on the skin. Don't splurge on expensive beauty products and instead prepare an easy sandalwood face pack. Just take a pinch of turmeric and add it to 1 teaspoon of milk, and 1 tablespoon of sandalwood powder. Apply it on your face and let it. Wash your face after 20 minutes with cold water and see the change.

Skin Hydration

Many of us work in offices which are centrally air-conditioned. Or we work outside so much on the field that we forget the importance of staying hydrated. Make sandalwood a part of your beauty regime. The oils in sandalwood ensure that your skin is taken care of, and deals with the dryness of skin. Just take one tablespoon of sandalwood, mix it in two tablespoons of rose water. Once you have a runny paste, take a cotton bud and apply it gently. Let it sit for a while and wash it with cold water, you will surely see the change.

Sun Tan Removal

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Loaded with a lot of skin softening agents, sandalwood helps a lot in removing suntan. Once your skin is exposed to sun for long, it results into tanning. Those brown marks can further lead to skin complications and blemishes. So to nip the issue in bud, it is important that you prepare a face mask. Take a tablespoon of sandalwood and dried orange peel powder, mix it in two tablespoons of yogurt. Once your paste is ready, apply it on your face. Let it stay for a while and then rinse it in cold water. You suntan will start lightening up. Use it thrice a week till the issue resolves.

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Cure Skin Infection

Sandalwood is your saviour if you suffer from any kind of skin infection. Sandalwood can reduce inflammation on the skin and can also control the acne outbreak, it is used widely in skincare products too. But once diluted with heavy chemicals, sandalwood’s skin-friendly properties may not be that effective. However, preparing an easy homemade mask can be really helpful. We suggest take a tablespoon of coriander powder and mix in two tablespoons of yogurt. Once your paste is ready, ensure it is a little runny. Apply it on your face. Let it stay for a while and then wash it with cold water. You will surely see the change.

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