This Plant Will Help You Prevent Wrinkles and Acne, and It Will Keep Your Skin Soft and Moisturized
Skin covers our entire body and protects it from various external factors and damages, however, it also needs protection. The following remedy will help you prevent any signs of skin aging and provide your skin with natural radiance.
Environmental factors like harsh weather conditions, air pollutants, sun/UV ray exposure, and misuse of cosmetic products can largely affect skin’s health. Cold temperatures frequently cause skin dryness and flakiness, making it necessary for you to use various lotions and creams in order to provide it with hydration and moisture. However, apart from moisturizing your skin, these skin products may also damage its health as they often contain many chemicals and bleaching agents. Therefore, it is best to use completely natural products for your daily skin care that will help you keep your skin healthy, radiating and youthful.
The Indian sandalwood tree might be the planet’s most expensive wood owing to its cosmetic and therapeutic value. It is also considered one of the best natural beauty treatments due to its ability to moisturize skin and prevent the appearance of wrinkles. In fact, sandalwood is a popular beauty ingredient used in many cosmetic products such as soaps and facial packs, and it is also used for a number of medicinal purposes.
It is highly beneficial in the treatment of numerous skin issues, and what is really great about it is that it suits all skin types. Sandalwood is used in powder, paste and oil extract form and has the ability to treat various skin conditions including acne, pimples, dark spots, dark circles, and skin aging.
How Does Sandalwood Work To Make Skin Healthier?
Sandalwood is proven to be a highly effective remedy for skin dryness resulting from harsh weather conditions and chemicals. Moreover, this plant also helps in the treatment of flaky skin caused by skin conditions like seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis. Due to its emollient properties, it provides skin with much needed moisture and helps in maintaining its natural oils intact by preventing dryness. In addition, its active ingredient, the santanol, helps reduce skin pores and acts as a natural toner, reducing the signs of aging.
How To Use Sandalwood:
Combine sandalwood oil with either coconut or olive oil and mix well. Apply this mixture directly on your skin and massage it in to maintain it well moisturized.
When it comes to facial skin care, use a mix of sandalwood powder and rose water. This mixture is considered very effective as it helps cleanse any dirt and impurities that clog your skin pores, thereby reducing their visibility and preventing the appearance of pimples and acne.
You can also massage your face with some sandalwood paste to keep it soft and supple.
If you want to prevent the appearance of wrinkles and keep your skin youthful, combine sandalwood powder with some curd or honey and mix it with an egg yolk.
Here are a few more amazing facial packs using sandalwood. Try them out and experience great results!
- Sandalwood and Milk for Glowing Skin
Mix some sandalwood powder and raw milk and apply the resulting mixture to clean face. Allow this mask to work its magic for 20 minutes, and then rinse off with lukewarm water. It will make your skin glow beautifully.
- Sandalwood and Almond for Clear Skin
Sandalwood will help you successfully eliminate blemishes and spots. Mix some sandalwood powder, finely powdered almonds and some raw milk and apply the mixture to your face. It is suitable for face, arms and legs. Use it daily for best results.
- Sandalwood and Turmeric Against Pimples
Sandalwood also acts as a natural astringent, fighting against the appearance of pimples and acne. Combine sandalwood powder with turmeric and add some water to create a thick paste. Apply the resulting paste to clean face and neck, and leave it on until it dries completely. Then, rinse off with water and pat dry your skin. Those with oily skin will find this face mask very helpful.
- Sandalwood for Soft and Flawless Skin
Sandalwood has potent antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Mix some sandalwood powder, rose oil, turmeric, malai (cream collected from milk; milkfat), honey and besan (gram flour). Apply the resulting mixture to clean face and neck and allow it to dry completely. Afterwards, peel this mask off and rinse well. It will make your skin smooth and flawless. Use this facial pack at least once a week for best results.
You can also remove dead skin cells by scrubbing your face with sandalwood powder.
Use these home skin remedies regularly and keep your skin healthy and radiant forever.
Sharma, B. P., (2015, October 19). Don’t let winter rob your glow! Use sandalwood for soft, moisturised skin. Retrieved January 7, 2017, from http://www.thehealthsite.com/beauty/sandalwood-to-prevent-aging-wrinkles-and-dry-flaky-skin-bs1015/
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