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8 Sandalwood face packs categorized by individual skin issues

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Sandalwood is an ingredient that possesses medicinal properties and efficiently provides solutions to various skin conditions. Sandalwood is an antiseptic, antibacterial, antidepressant, expectorant, aphrodisiac that has moisturizing, oil absorbing, clarifying, anti- tanning and anti-ageing properties. Sandalwood is one of the few ingredients found in nature which is well balanced that caters efficiently and effectively to both the skin types that are conflicting in nature i.e. the dry skin and oily skin. It can also be used by those with sensitive skin as it is mild on the skin.

Sandalwood is the answer to your problems of acne, eczema, psoriasis, blemishes, rashes and dark spots and promises to you leave you with clear, smooth, soft and brighter skin. Sandalwood also soothes any skin irritations such as itching and also cools the skin when applied in case of prickly heat issues.

TYPES OF SANDALWOOD POWDER

There are two types of sandalwood powder one is the red sandalwood powder and the other is the white sandalwood powder. In this post I have covered about the white sandalwood powder. I am not very familiar with red sandalwood powder and haven’t personally used it so I am not recommending it as of now.

My mother tells me that the red sandalwood powder is to be used with caution and I really never took the risk of using it though frankly speaking I really don’t know why she said so. So until I research about the real reason why she said so I would like you guys to go with the white sandalwood powder. All face packs I have mentioned below are using the white sandalwood powder.

BENEFITS OF SANDALWOOD POWDER

  1. Acne Removal

Due to its antiseptic and antibacterial properties it helps in clearing acne, blemishes and also clears spots left by acne providing clear problem free skin

  1. Oil absorbing

It pulls out the excessive sebum and oil in the pores of the skin that may lead to pimples and acne and hence is extremely beneficial to those with oily skin as it regulates excess oil production.

  1. Moisturizing

This is typical for dry and sensitive skin as it provides the right amount of moisture to the skin and nourishes dehydrated skin.

  1. Evens skin tone

It brightens complexion, removes dark spots, blemishes and evens skin tone

SANDALWOODPOWDER FACE PACKS

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I have provided the ingredients and ways of preparation of my favourite Sandalwood masks below and categorized them based on the separate solution each provides. There is a particular sandalwood mask which I use on a regular basis which I have mentioned in my previous post and I highly recommend you check it out. It’s one of my all-time favourites.

[RECOMMENDED: The One Sandalwood Face Mask that works wonders in just one appplication ]

The sandalwood powder used in all face packs mentioned in this post is the white sandalwood powder.

I. SANDALWOOD PACK FOR FAIRNESS:

Ingredients:

  1. Sandalwood powder/ oil – ½ teaspoon powder/ 8-10 drops oil
  2. Gramflour- 2tsp
  3. Rose water- 1/2 tsp
  4. Turmeric- 1/4 tsp

Preparation:

  1. Mix all of the above together. Add enough rose water to make it into a thick paste. Don’t add too much rose water or it may turn out to be too watery.
  2. Apply on face and neck
  3. Leave for 15- 20 minutes or until it feels almost dry on the skin
  4. Wash off with cold water

II. SANDALWOOD PACK FOR DRYNESS

Ingredients:

  1. Sandalwood oil- 8-10 drops
  2. Milk powder- 1 teaspoon
  3. Rose water- ½ tsp (adjust based on consistency)

Preparation:

  1. Mix all of the above together to a thick paste consistency. Take care the mixture is not too watery or else it will be difficult for application.
  2. Apply on face and neck
  3. Leave for 15- 20 minutes or until it feels almost dry on the skin
  4. Wash off with cold water

Alternative:

  1. Sandalwood powder- 1 teaspoon
  2. Milk – 1 teaspoon
  3. Rose water- ½ tsp (adjust based on consistency)

Preparation:

  1. Mix all of the above together to a thick paste consistency. Take care the mixture is not too watery or else it will be difficult for application.
  2. Apply on face and neck
  3. Leave for 15- 20 minutes or until it feels almost dry on the skin
  4. Wash off with cold water

III. SANDALWOOD PACK FOR OIL CONTROL/ ANTI-POLLUTION SANDALWOOD PACK

Ingredients:

  1. Sandalwood powder- ½ teaspoon
  2. Multani mitti (Fuller’s earth)- ½ teaspoon
  3. Tomato juice/ Lemon Juice – ½ teaspoon
  4. Rose water- ½ teaspoon (adjust based on consistency)

Preparation:

  1. Mix all of the above together to a thick paste consistency. Take care the mixture is not too watery or else it will be difficult for application.
  2. Apply on face and neck
  3. Leave for 15- 20 minutes or until it feels almost dry on the skin
  4. Wash off with cold water

IV. SANDALWOOD PACK FOR ACNE REMOVAL

Ingredients:

  1. Sandalwood powder- 1 teaspoon
  2. Turmeric – ½ teaspoon
  3. Honey – ½ teaspoon
  4. Rose water- ½ teaspoon (adjust based on consistency)

Preparation:

  1. Mix all of the above together to a thick paste consistency.
  2. Apply on face and neck
  3. Leave for 20-25 minutes or until it feels almost dry on the skin
  4. Wash off with cold water

V. SANDALWOOD PACK FOR TAN REMOVAL

Ingredients:

  1. Sandalwood powder- 1 teaspoon
  2. Turmeric – ½ teaspoon
  3. Yoghurt – 1 teaspoon (2 teaspoons if the yoghurt is runny)
  4. Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon
  5. Rose water- ½ teaspoon (adjust based on consistency)

Preparation:

  1. Mix all of the above together to a thick paste consistency.
  2. Apply on face and neck
  3. Leave for 20-25 minutes or until it feels almost dry on the skin
  4. Wash off with cold water

Avoid lemon juice in case you have sensitive skin or if your skin reacts to lemon due to its acidic nature

VI. ANTI AGEING SANDALWOOD PACK

Ingredients:

  1. Sandalwood powder- 2 tablespoon
  2. Egg yolk – of 1 egg
  3. Honey – 1 tablespoon

Preparation:

  1. Mix all of the above together
  2. Apply on face
  3. Leave for 45- 60 minutes or until it feels almost dry on the skin
  4. Wash off with cold water

VII. SANDALWOOD POWDER SCRUB

Ingredients:

  1. Sandalwood powder- 1 tablespoon
  2. Black chickpea powder- I tablespoon
  3. Rose water- 1 tablespoon (adjust based on consistency)

Preparation:

  1. Mix all of the above together to a thick paste consistency.
  2. Apply on face and neck
  3. Leave for 20-25 minutes or until it feels almost dry on the skin
  4. If there is leftover store in fridge to use the next time
  5. Wash off with cold water

VIII. QUICK & EASY SANDALWOOD PACK

In case you need to make a quick pack and you don’t have either time or patience then you can even plainly mix white sandalwood powder with just plain water or rose water and even though it sounds this simple, it is a powerful pack! It can be applied easily on sores, insect bites, prickly heat, skin spots, itchy skin, open pores (that leads to oil collection and in turn leads to acne) and pimples for immediate relief.

Ingredients:

  1. Sandalwood powder – 1 teaspoon
  2. Water/ Rose water – 1 teaspoon (adjust based on consistency)

Preparation:

  1. Mix the sandalwood powder with water/ rosewater to form a simple and easy paste
  2. Leave for 20-25 minutes or until it feels almost dry on the skin
  3. Wash off with cold water

DONT FORGET TO STAY TUNED

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