If you suffer from problems of acne, you must have noticed that acne have an incorrigible habit of appearing on your face just prior to an important occasion. Very obviously acne makes you embarrassed of your looks and appearance and makes you want to stay indoors. Even if you do attend a function or important event, you are on a constant look out to avoid the camera. Fortunately, you don’t have to run and hide anymore! The land of spices and mysteries has gifted a guaranteed acne cure; sandalwood. Sandalwood powder and oil provide an excellent and effective home remedy for acne for both short term and long term treatment.
Sandalwood powder and oil are derived from sandalwood trees found primarily in India. The extract however is available almost everywhere now. From ancient days the spice has been used as a home remedy for acne and many other skin conditions. It works in three ways:
It cleanses the skin pores of the excessive oils that cause pimples. These pores are the places where pimples essentially erupt. It kills accumulated germs and bacteria that are thriving on the skin and cause inflammation leading to acne. It moisturizes the skin so that it can regain its radiating glow.
Home remedy for acne using sandalwood can be done in various ways. A few methods in which sandalwood can be used are:
Prepare a mix of 1 tbsp each of sandalwood power, turmeric powder and water. You can add a little bit of camphor too for cooling effect. Mix well into a thick paste and apply on the affected areas and leave it on for 20-30 minutes for it to dry. Thereafter wash your face or remove the paste with wet cotton/sponge.
Make a paste by mixing together 1 tbsp each of sandalwood oil, turmeric powder and fresh lime juice. Apply it on the skin for 15-20 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water. For sensitive skin, this provides a good home remedy for acne.
Prepare a face mask with 2 tbsp sandalwood powder and 1/4th cup rose water. Apply the mix evenly on the face and neck and leave it till it dries. Rinse off preferably with lukewarm water. Massage the face and neck with regular massage oil mixed with a few drops sandalwood oil. This reduces the itchy and scratchy sensation caused by acne and soothes the skin.
Home remedy of acne using sandalwood has proved to be very efficient in treating existing acne as well controlling its growth in future. It is safe, natural and free from side-effects and thus can be used regularly to maintain healthy skin.