How To Make Sandalwood Face Mask For Glowing Skin And Treating Other Skin Problems

Herbal materials are important for our health, and when we talk particularly about skincare, they are very important. Here we will be discussing the benefits of sandalwood and how you can use it to make facemasks at home. We will discuss how you can make a sandalwood powder face pack for acne and other skin problems. If you want to regain your skin glow, then read this article till the end.

What is Sandalwood?

Sandalwood is like a tradition that is being passed from older generations to newer generations. Sandalwood is a powder that can help your skin in several ways. It is obtained from a tree called “Santalum Album”, which is found in Indonesia and India. You can prepare sandalwood powder by simply crushing and grinding the sandalwood stick. The powder is used for making pastes and face masks.

Benefits of Sandalwood for Skin

Sandalwood can serve as a beautifier for your skin. It has to offer many benefits for your skin and it can improve your skin in many ways. In the following, we have mentioned some of its benefits.

As a potent natural exfoliator, it protects the skin from dust, dirt, and dead cells.

Now forget about acne, as the antiseptic property of sandalwood removes acne.

It is antibacterial, which means your skin will be safe from the danger of bacterial diseases and infections.

The oil in the sandalwood moisturizes the skin and hence protects it from wind and sun.

Have you started looking old, don’t worry as sandalwood also has antioxidant capabilities, which deletes the aging signs from your face and gives you a young and exciting look.

The calming properties of sandalwood protect the skin from sunburn and also decreases inflammation.

Missing the days when your skin used to glow? Sandalwood is here to save the day. It will give you your natural glow back in a refreshed form.

Usage of Sandalwood

Sandalwood is a magical thing that is used in different areas. It contains a beautiful and long-lasting smell which makes it suitable for use in perfumes. In fact, it is used in modern-day perfumes as a primary element of fragrance. Due to its antiseptic, antibacterial, and disinfectant nature, it is also used in medicines. Along with perfumery and medical use, it is also used in solving skin problems like pimples, acne, and dark spots.

DIY Sandalwood Facemasks

Now here in the following section, we have discussed how you can use sandalwood in different combinations for making facemasks easily at homes

Sandalwood Powder Face Pack for Dry Skin

1. Sandalwood and Milk Facemask

The combination of sandalwood powder and milk is amazing. These ingredients can make a brilliant sandalwood powder face pack for dry skin. For making this face pack, Sandalwood powder is the primary ingredient, whereas the second ingredient is raw milk or milk cream. You will also need rose water. Milk and rose water moisturizes the skin and also increases the skin whitening capability of the sandalwood.

Instructions for Usage

Make a smooth paste by mixing two or three teaspoons of sandalwood powder along with milk (or milk cream) and rose water.

Apply the mask to your face and keep it on for 20 minutes.

Remove the mask by washing out the face with tepid water.

2. Sandalwood, Almond, and Coconut Oil Face Pack

This combination works like a magic to get rid of dryness. These three ingredients combine to moisturize the skin and safeguards it from burning due to dryness.

Instructions for Usage

For the preparation of this mask, you will need 1 tablespoon sandalwood powder and ¼ teaspoon of both almond and coconut oil. Rosewater is also necessary.

Mix sandalwood powder with coconut and almond oil and add some drops of rose water as well.

Apply the pack to your face and neck.

Keep the mask on for 15 to 20 minutes before washing it with water.

Sandalwood Powder Face Pack for Acne

3. Sandalwood and Turmeric Facemask

These two ingredients can be used to make an efficient sandalwood powder face pack for acne and acne-prone skin. You can remove acne from your skin by giving it an extra glow. This is not it, this combo will also protect you from further acne attacks.

Instructions for Usage:

Prepare a paste by mixing a grasp of turmeric, a tablespoon of sandalwood, and a teaspoon of rose water.

Apply this natural sandalwood mask to your face and leave it on for 15 minutes.

Wash out your face with tap water.

4. Sandalwood and Honey Facemask

This face pack is also helpful in fighting acne. Honey, sandalwood, and rose water are used in the preparation of this facemask. Sandalwood and rose water are useful in reducing oil from the skin and honey battles with microbes which are the main cause of pimples. Take ¾ teaspoon sandalwood powder, honey and 1 teaspoon rose water.

Instructions for Usage

Add a few drops of rose water to the sandalwood powder.

Then add some drops of honey to make a paste.

Apply the mask to your face and neck and let it dry for 20 minutes.

Remove the mask by washing your face and neck with plain water.

Sandalwood Powder Face Pack for Pigmentation:

5. Sandalwood and Gram Flour Facemask

Sandalwood powder can also be used for the pigmentation of the skin. Even if your skin is white, it still won’t give an intact look without a natural glow. You can generate this natural glow by using a combination of sandalwood, gram flour, and water.

Instructions for Usage

Mix sandalwood powder with gram flour and water.

Use this natural DIY face mask to your face and keep it on for 30 minutes.

Then wash your face with water.

You might need to moisturize your skin after using this facemask.

Sandalwood powder face pack for glowing skin:

6. Sandalwood, Turmeric, and Gram Flour Facemask

Lost your glowing skin? Do you want to get rid of your dull skin? Don’t worry, sandalwood is here to save the day! We have already discussed how great results sandalwood can give when combined with gram flour or turmeric. But what if you combine all three of them? There will be even better results. This facemask won’t only brighten the skin but it can also reduce the spots and wrinkles on the face.

Instructions for Usage:

Take 2 teaspoons of gram flour, rose water, and one pinch of turmeric. Now, you need to keep two things in mind. Take ½ teaspoon sandalwood powder if you have oily skin and take 8 to 10 spoons of sandalwood oil if your skin is sensitive or dry.

Now mix sandalwood (oil or powder) with 2 teaspoons of gram flour. Also, add turmeric and few drops of rose water.

Mix the ingredients to make a paste.

Apply the mask on the face and don’t wash out before 30 minutes.

Then wash out the pack with water.

7. Sandalwood, Honey, and Curd Facemask

We have already talked about how the sandalwood and honey face pack can help the skin with acne. But the addition of curd in this pack can help to improve the dull skins. Curd, alongside being a cooling agent, can also soften your skin.

Instructions for Usage

Take 1 tablespoon sandalwood, ½ teaspoon honey, and 1 teaspoon of sour curd.

Mix sandalwood and curd until it becomes a paste and add honey in the paste.

Apply the mask on your face and neck and keep it on for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Wash out the face with water.

Homemade or readymade facemasks?

This is a very important question. Well, both the homemade and commercial facemasks are okay to use. While using your hand-made face packs, you don’t have any doubts about it but when using a readymade face mask, you cannot trust the company manufacturing the mask, as you are not a witness to the preparation process. But if you want to go for ready-made masks instead of making them yourself, then keep the following things in mind before buying.

Confirm the ingredients used in the mask.

Some masks do contain sandalwood but are not suitable for your skin type. So, be careful about that as well.

If a mask contains neem along with sandalwood, then it is only for people with oily skin.

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