Natural Skin Care using Sandalwood Oil
27-12-2015 | Posted By: Vivek Singh | 1485 View(s)
Sandalwood oil is a common essential oil, obtained by steam distillation of wood pieces cut from the sandalwood tree. It is extracted from the matured trees which are 40-80 years old. The older the tree, the more oil can be derived from it and will also have a strong aroma. This aromatic wood has effective medicinal properties and offers skin cures by itself. Sandalwood is widely used in cosmetics and fragrances. Here are a few effective skin care tips that you can try out at home with the sandalwood essential oil, which is readily available in the market:
Get Sparkling, Clear and Flawless Skin:
-Sandalwood essential oil helps to soften skin by increasing and reconstituting its capacity to recollect moisture.
-This essential oil has effective skin cleansing resources and soothes your skin.
-Lightens awful scars, blemishes on your skin.
-It helps shrinks pimples and soothes acne.
-It works as an astringent which tightens the skin.
– It helps bring back lost glow by moisturising dry skin.
Heal Skin Infections and itchiness:
-Usage of essential sandalwood oil prevents skin infections.
-It cures Skin rashes, inflammation.
-It serves as an excellent aftershave.
-It can heal skin itchiness. It reduces skin itching and provides a soothing sensation.
Prevents Skin Ageing:
-Application of essential sandalwood oil helps in preventing skin ageing.
-The affected skin also becomes younger with the use of this oil.
-Daily use of this oil reduces lines and scars on your skin.
-It is also competent enough to lighten the scars of stretch marks on your skin.
Home-Made Remedies with Sandalwood oil:
– To soothe sun tan mix 7-9 drops of sandalwood essential oil with two teaspoons of jojoba oil and five teaspoons of coconut oil. Apply and massage gently to the exposed areas. It will give you an even skin tone.
-To moisturise dry skin, apply sandalwood oil by mixing it with a carrier oils like jojoba oil and gently massage. This will make your skin soft and hydrated.
– To heal an acne mix 4-6 drops of sandalwood oil with one teaspoon of turmeric powder and one teaspoon of rose water. Make a paste of it and apply a thin layer. Leave it for around half an hour and then wash it off with lukewarm water.
-To get relief from itchiness mix 4-6 drops of this sandalwood oil with one teaspoon of turmeric powder and one teaspoon of lime juice. Apply a thin layer of this paste to the affected areas and make it stay for 10-20 minutes. Then wash it normally with cool water.
-To cure bug bites mix 5-6 drops of sandalwood oil with one teaspoon of lavender oil and one teaspoon of turmeric powder. Add needed water to make a paste and apply to the affected areas to stop itching and deflate swelling.
By investing a few extra bucks, you can now cut down your salon budget every month, without compromising with your skin! Stock a bottle of sandalwood oil and try it out for your skincare solutions every day!
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