The sandalwood tree – its paste and oil – are considered to be very sacred. Known as Chandan in India, Sandalwood has a charming fragrance and is commonly used in making incense and in religious ceremonies. Apart from this, Sandalwood is also known for its soothing aroma and healing property when applied to the skin.
Sandalwood is a warehouse of goodness and has antiseptic, astringentand anti-inflammatory properties. The antiseptic quality of sandalwood treats rashes, acne, blackheads and other skin eruptions. Its germicidal quality inhibits the growth of bacteria. It is also a natural astringent, especially for oily skin and also helps in toning up the skin.
When applied externally astringents cause coagulation of skin proteins and are used to protect the skin from acne, insect bites, superficial cuts or abrasions and allergies.
Antiseptic: Antiseptics are antimicrobial substances that are applied to living tissue/ skin, to reduce the possibility of infection, sepsis or putrefaction.
Tissues tend to swell up causing pain during an injury, which can be overcome by an anti inflammatory substance like sandalwood.
Sandalwood is one of natures most versatile and effective skin care treatments, which has the following benefits:
One of the most sought after benefits of sandalwood is its characteristic of promoting soft skin. Sandalwood oil (either as a standalone or infused with other natural oils) when massaged into the skin to gives the best results.
Sandalwoods antibacterial properties are very effective in fighting the bacteria and fungi this preventing acne.
Topical application of sandalwood mixed with other natural ingredients results in clear skin which lasts for a prolonged duration.
Sandalwood paste is one of the best effective remedies for harsh sunburns. The natural oils in sandalwood clear the skin and give it a healthy glow.
Sandalwood has a toning effect on the skin, which leads to an even skin texture & prevents sagging and aging skin. It tightens skin tissues and provides a supple and youthful appearance to the skin.
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