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Amazing Natural Beauty Benefits of Sandalwood

Posted by Hemapriya Natesan on

Amazing Natural Beauty Benefits of Sandalwood

Our skin goes through a lot all day and at the end of it, it deserves a soothing light treatment to bring back its glow. Hence, we have been blessed by Sandalwood to heal, soothe and brighten.

Sandalwood, also known as Chandan in India, belongs to a class of woods that are yellow and fine grained. What is unique about Sandalwood is its ability to retain fragrance for a long period of time and this makes it a rare wood with a priced fragrance that is highly expensive. In Ayurveda, Sandalwood is used in its powder and oil form and is known to have relaxing and cooling properties that can balance all Doshas. Sandalwood is antiseptic, retains moisture levels, is toning, purifying, and soothing. When applied directly onto the skin, the paste of Sandalwood can treat acne and post acne scars as well as clarify other blemishes.

It is used since eons all over the world for its umpteen medicinal properties. It has a distinct, gentle, warm, velvety and woody scent which offers an everlasting base to perfumes. According to beauty experts’ sandalwood is a powerful natural ingredient that works amazingly well to thwart off all beauty woes. This nature’s bounty possesses soothing and cooling properties making it an ideal element in natural organic cosmetics products. Right from maintaining skincare to combatting skin blemishes, rashes, acne, fading wrinkles and healing summer skin woes, the perks of sandalwood for skin are remarkable. Apart from these it also facilitates in attaining a radiant, glowing and toned skin.

 

Amazing Natural Beauty Benefits of Sandalwood

Our skin goes through a lot all day and at the end of it, it deserves a soothing light treatment to bring back its glow. Hence, we have been blessed by Sandalwood to heal, soothe and brighten.

Sandalwood has a wide range of medicinal properties and therefore, it is often used as a home remedy for many skin conditions.

1. Helps in removing tan

It is imperative to save yourself from the harmful rays of the sun. The natural oils present in sandalwood help to get rid of a sun tan. It also helps to soothe a sun burn and has a cooling effect, reducing the redness caused due to a sun burn.

We, at Soundaryah, have created a 100% soap free, deeply healing ayurvedic body cleansing natural bathing alternative for de-tanning your worries away. Sandalwood in this Ubtan acts as an anti-tanning agent and removes sun tan effectively.

Amazing Natural Beauty Benefits of Sandalwood

  • Mix 3 tsps. of Soundaryah’s Intensive Body Polishing Ubtan in a bowl.
  • Add sufficient water/yoghurt* to form a wet paste.
  • Apply all over the body on moist skin.
  • Gently massage in circular motions.
  • Wash off with water until no residue is left.

 

*To choose the perfect base for your skin use:

-plain filtered water if the weather is humid and warm or your skin feels oily and sticky.

-yoghurt/full fat milk if the weather is cold or your skin feels dry and stretchy.

 

2. Helps with dry skin

Amazing Natural Beauty Benefits of Sandalwood

A storehouse of antioxidants helps to maintain the resilience and structure of the skin cells. While it also lessens dryness, irritation and restores the moisture in the skin. Sandalwood essential oil works miraculously well due to its lubricating and nourishing properties. It is an excellent option for dry skin type as it has the dual benefit of not only improving skin imbalances but also in helping soothe anxiety and sleeplessness, when mixed with face masks.

Apply sandalwood essential oil on your face and massage gently. Leave it on overnight and wash with lukewarm water the next morning.

 

3. Cures acne effectively

Amazing Natural Beauty Benefits of Sandalwood

Sandalwood's antiseptic properties also help reduce infection in areas hosting pimples, cuts or superficial wounds, while its anti-microbial nature aids in keeping the skin clean. Moreover, it has a drying effect, so when sandalwood paste is applied to a red, inflamed zit, it can dry out and heal faster—making sandalwood a great oil or face mask ingredient for those with sensitive, acne-prone skin.

Mix one tablespoon of sandalwood essential oil and a pinch of turmeric and camphor. Apply this face pack, and leave it overnight to get rid of acne, scars and blackheads. You can even make a paste of 1 tablespoon sandalwood powder, 1 teaspoon coconut oil and some lime juice. Apply it on your face and leave it on for half an hour. Later, rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.

 

4. Slows Ageing

Rich in antioxidants, sandalwood helps fight the damage that is caused by free radicals and thus prevents the formation of wrinkles.

Therefore, we have a gentle, non-foaming ayurvedic daily facial cleanser that refreshes and detoxifies the skin leaving it radiant and youthful all day long.

Amazing Natural Beauty Benefits of Sandalwood

  • Mix 1 tsp of Soundaryah’s Youthful Glow Herbal Face Wash in a bowl.
  • Add sufficient water/yoghurt* to form a wet paste.
  • Before application splash face with lukewarm water.
  • Now apply the face wash paste all over the face and neck.
  • Gently massage in circular motions for a few seconds and wash off with lukewarm water
  • Finally splash face with cool water to close off pores and pat dry.
  • Use this 100% natural cleanser every day for effortlessly glowing and youthful skin.

 

*To choose the perfect base for your skin use:

-Plain filtered water if the weather is humid and warm or your skin feels oily and sticky.

-Yoghurt/full fat milk if the weather is cold or your skin feels dry and stretchy.

 

5. Acts as an Astringent

Amazing Natural Beauty Benefits of Sandalwood

Sandalwood causes coagulation of skin proteins, further protecting your skin from any breakouts, allergies or abrasions. It brings about minor contractions in your soft tissues of the skin and tightens your pores. This is precisely why many facial packs and toners use sandalwood as one of their primary ingredients. It is an astringent, which means it can induce minor contractions in the soft tissue, therefore soothing and tightening skin and reducing the appearance of pores. This is why it is an important ingredient in aftershaves too.

 

6. Gives Even Skin Tone

Sandalwood supports to nourish the skin, enhance skin elasticity, even out skin texture and reduces scars and pigmentation.

Again, we have an amazing product for you which is an ancient ayurvedic potion for enhancing and brightening facial skin tone through the healing action of precious florals and herbs. It helps nourish the skin, improve the elasticity of skin cells, even out skin tone. It helps in deeply healing, nourishing and rejuvenating the skin! It also helps to maintain the skin's pH balance and controls excess oil by cleaning pores & tones the skin.

Amazing Natural Beauty Benefits of Sandalwood

  • Mix 2 tbsp. Soundaryah’s Brightening Face Masque in a bowl.
  • Add sufficient water/yoghurt* to form a thick wet paste and leave the mixture aside for 2-3 minutes.
  • Before application splash face with lukewarm water and gently pat dry.
  • Now apply the pack all over the face and neck area and relax for 15 minutes or till the pack is semi-dry.
  • Wash off with lukewarm water in very gentle circular motions.
  • Finally splash face with cool water to close off pores and pat dry.
  • Use the face pack twice a week for effortlessly glowing and youthful skin

 

*To choose the perfect base for your skin use:

-plain filtered water if the weather is humid and warm or your skin feels oily and sticky.

-yoghurt/full fat milk if the weather is cold or your skin feels dry and stretchy.

 

7. Treats Eczema

Amazing Natural Beauty Benefits of Sandalwood

In the form of oil or powder, sandalwood is able to sooth inflammatory skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis, as well as calm irritated skin and flatten breakouts. In Ayurvedic texts, it is known to relieve the pitta dosha, which means that it has cooling properties.

  • Mix the sandalwood powder with rose water in a jar.
  • Apply the paste onto your clean, dry face.
  • Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water.
  • Store remaining paste in jar.

 

Our skin goes through a lot all day and at the end of it, it deserves a soothing light treatment to bring back its glow. Hence, we have been blessed by Sandalwood to heal, soothe and brighten.

 

Sandalwood powder and essential oil are considered safe within the recommended dosage. However, it may have minimal side effects such as dermatitis, itching and digestive problems. It is not recommended to be used raw on the skin, for applying on the skin always blend it with some type of base oil. Otherwise, Sandalwood is an amazing ingredient to include in your skincare regime. It also helps with prickly heat and can be used by all age groups.

Our skin goes through a lot all day and at the end of it, it deserves a soothing light treatment to bring back its glow. Hence, we have been blessed by Sandalwood to heal, soothe and brighten.

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