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6 Fantastic Sandalwood Benefits For Your Skin

The word ‘sandalwood’ has a very calming sense to it, doesn’t it? No wonder it is often used in aromatherapy and meditation. The distinctively soft and milky wood scent imparted by sandalwood oil is well-established in the fragrance industry. After all, perfumes are all about scent retention- and what better than a natural product that retains its fragrance for decades? 

Besides the multiple uses of sandalwood, it also has a cultural value to it. Hinduism holds the sandalwood tree in high regard. A number of cultures, as a matter of fact, have the use of sandalwood as part of their practices. It is also used as incense in various ceremonies by the Chinese, Koreans and Japanese. As it turns out, its soft, woody aroma is proven to be beneficial when used in soaps and body scrubs, and Indian skincare relegates great importance to it. Here are five benefits of sandalwood for your skin: 

  •  Combats acne
  • Acne is a common enemy to all of mankind. One would like nothing more than never having to face the problem of acne. The antiseptic properties of sandalwood help in reducing bacterial growth on the skin, which further helps in treating acne, boils, and sores. Applying a mixture of sandalwood oil and some turmeric powder and camphor helps fight inflammation. In the form of an oil or as a powder, Sandalwood soothes inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis. It also calms irritated skin and flattens breakouts.

  •  Anti-ageing properties 
  • Doesn't everybody love the prospect of looking younger? Sandalwood oil has anti-ageing properties which helps in keeping the skin from sagging. It is rich in antioxidants, which help fight the damage that is caused by free radicals, preventing the formation of wrinkles. Say goodbye to ageing skin! 

  • Soothes the skin
  • Sandalwood is full of anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it an ideal solution for sunburns and skin rashes. It helps in healing and preventing skin irritation caused due to infections, insect bites, or even product reactions. Given its organic properties, it qualifies as a better option as compared to antiseptic creams. 

  • Tan removal
  • Nobody likes getting a tan from staying out in the sun too long. But we have some good news for you, Sandalwood is also infused with anti-tanning properties! sandalwood oil is a great remedy to get rid of tanned skin. It also helps reduce redness caused due to sunburn. 

  • Helps to reduce scarring
  • Sandalwood is famous for being a natural healing agent when it comes to skin tissues. This very property helps in combating scars, blemishes, dark spots and even eczema. It’s also beneficial in reducing the appearance of bruises and scars, and softening the skin. So use sandalwood infused products to make your way to better skin!

  • Useful for treating eczema 
  • Eczema is a common skin problem faced by many people. It causes inflammation and itchy skin and can be difficult to deal with. Sandalwood oil or powder is infused with natural properties that can help soothe eczema. A drop or two of sandalwood oil over the area of concern every day, and you are good to go! 

    These benefits are what makes sandalwood so sought after in the cosmetic industry. If you face any of the above-mentioned issues, worry no more! Check out Santoor Glowing Skin Body Wash. It is enriched with sandalwood extracts and wild turmeric, it evens out your skin tone to give you detoxed and balanced skin for the #NoFilter look!  It is also paraben-free, making it suitable for all skin types, especially dull skin. Bath time will now be enriching and aromatic! 

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