DIY Sandalwood Powder Face Mask

DIY Sandalwood Powder Face Mask

As promised, I tried and tested a few DIY sandalwood powder face mask recipes. After the long holiday, I had a really bad suntan and blackheads plus mild acne because I’ve been pretty lazy to follow a skincare routine while on vacation.

For suntan sandalwood face mask worked like a charm after just two applications. However, for acne it took it around two weeks to reduce the flare-up and prevent further breakouts. Although I have already discussed sandalwood powder for skin in detail let me briefly describe how sandalwood benefits your skin.

Benefits of Sandalwood Powder for Skin

Benefits of Sandalwood Powder for Skin

There are two types of sandalwood commonly used for skincare; the Red sandalwood powder and White sandalwood powder. Although White sandalwood powder is known for its aroma and is relatively affordable as compared to red sandalwood powder, the properties of both types of sandalwood powders are same in terms of skincare.

  • It has antiaging properties, not only will it deep cleanse the pores but also tighten the skin tissues.
  • Sandalwood is an excellent exfoliator. It gently helps get rid of dead skin cells.
  • It helps lighten the acne scar and skin tan.
  • Sandalwood powder is beneficial for dry skin because it helps retain moisture in the skin.

Sandalwood Powder Face masks for Different Skin Types:

Sandalwood Powder Facemasks for Different Skin Types

Sandalwood powder is sort of like a universal herbal powder that can be used on all skin types with slight change of ingredients for making a face mask.

Sandalwood Powder Skin Whitening Mask:

Sandalwood Powder Skin Whitening Mask

Citrus from lemon acts as a bleaching agent, and the soft spongy granules of gram flour exfoliate plus deep cleanse the skin. This not only gets rid of dead skin cells but also brightens and lightens the skin.

Ingredients:

Lemon juice                  1tbsp

Gram flour                    1tbsp

Rosewater                     2tbsp

Sandalwood Powder   ½ tsp

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a clean bowl.
  2. Cleanse your face and gently massage the sandalwood mask in a circular motion on face.
  3. Apply the rest of the mixture on face avoiding the sensitive areas around eyes.
  4. Leave the mask on for 10 minutes.
  5. Wash thoroughly but gently.
  6. Pat dry and apply moisturizer.

Sandalwood Powder for Acne Scars:

Sandalwood Powder for Acne Scars

I’m so excited to share this DIY because this sandalwood face pack works like a charm if used regularly. Besides sandalwood, I used tomato pulp, turmeric, and yogurt to make the face pack.

This face pack can be used on dry skin too but not on oily skin. And I have a bunch of other recipes for homemade face masks for dry skin only if you are interested.

Ingredients:

Sandalwood powder   1tsp

Turmeric powder         1/2tsp

Yoghurt                          1 tbsp.

Tomato pulp                 1tsp

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a clean bowl.
  2. Cleanse your face thoroughly and apply the sandalwood powder face mask. Leave it on for 10 minutes.
  3. Very Gently wash your face with water. Pat dry and apply a moisturizer.

Overnight Sandalwood Face mask:

Overnight Sandalwood Facemask

Cucumber juice will hydrate and nourish your oily skin; it will reduce puffiness, suntan and blemishes whereas Aloe Vera is excellent for oil control. Pure organic sandalwood oil is costly and a bit difficult to find, you can make sandalwood oil at home.

Ingredients:

Sandalwood essential oil    3drops

Cucumber juice                    1tsp

Aloe Vera Gel                        1tsp

Direction:

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a clean bowl.
  2. Cleanse and gently exfoliate your face.
  3. Apply the sandalwood infused mixture on your face and massage gently using fingertips.
  4. Leave the mask on overnight and wake up with a well hydrated and rejuvenated skin.

Lavender and Sandalwood Face mask:

Lavender and Sandalwood Facemask

Lavender essential oil, when combined with sandalwood not only heals the skin but also detoxifies and soothes it.

Ingredients:

Lavender essential oil  2drops

Sandalwood powder     1 ½ tsp

Rosewater                        2tbsp

Rose petal powder         ½ tsp

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a clean bowl.
  2. Cleanse our face and apply the face mask, leave it on your face for 10 minutes.
  3. Gently wash off after 10 minutes. Pat dry and apply moisturizer.

Red Sandalwood Powder for Face:

Red Sandalwood Powder for Face

When combined with Rosewater and dry ginger powder, red sandalwood powder makes the perfect face pack for oily skin. Rosewater acts as a toner, and ginger evens out skin tone.

Ingredients:

Red sandalwood powder  1tbsp

Dry ginger powder             1/2 tsp

Rosewater                             4tbsp

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a clean bowl.
  2. Cleanse our face and apply the face mask, leave it on your face for 10 minutes.
  3. Gently wash off after 10 minutes. Pat dry and apply moisturizer.

Sandalwood Even Tone Mask:

Sandalwood Even Tone Mask

Having two-tone skin makes it difficult to choose and use the right cosmetics. By using this mask, you can get rid of two-tone skin.

Ingredients:

Orange peel                1tsp

lemon peel                  1tsp

 yoghurt                       2tbsp.

Sandalwood Powder   ½ tsp

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a clean bowl.
  2. Cleanse your face and gently massage the sandalwood mask in a circular motion on face.
  3. Apply the rest of the mixture on face avoiding the sensitive areas around eyes.
  4. Leave the mask on for 10 minutes.
  5. Wash thoroughly but gently.
  6. Pat dry and apply moisturizer.

Sandalwood Face mask with Milk:

Sandalwood Facemask with Milk

Milk will not only deep cleanse but also nourish your skin. This is an ideal deep cleanser for combination skin.

Ingredients:

Sandalwood powder   1tbsp

Milk                                3tbsp

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a clean bowl.
  2. Cleanse your face and gently massage the sandalwood milk mask in a circular motion on face.
  3. Leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes and then wash off. Pat dry and apply moisturizer.

Sandalwood Mask with Honey for Blemishes and Blotchy Skin:

Sandalwood Mask with Honey for Blemishes and Blotchy Skin

Honey is an antiseptic with antibacterial properties. It not only boosts the production of collagen but is also packed with antioxidants hence excellent for healing damaged aging skin.

Ingredients:

Sandalwood powder   1tbsp

Honey                            1tbsp

Lemon juice                 1tsp

Rosewater                    1tsp

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a clean bowl and apply the mask on a cleansed face.
  2. Leave the mask on for 10 to 15 minutes. It’s a bit uncomfortable because it is sticky.
  3. Wash off after 10 minutes and use a moisturizer.

Sandalwood Mask for Dull Skin:

Sandalwood Mask for Dull Skin

Apples are great to overcome premature aging and protect our skin from UV rays. When combined with turmeric, ginger powder, and sandalwood it rejuvenates the skin.

Ingredients:

Apple Juice                  1tbsp

Sandalwood                1tbsp

Turmeric powder       ½ tsp                   

Ginger powder            ½ tsp

Vitamin e capsule       1

Direction:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a clean bowl.
  2. Gently massage the sandalwood face mask on your skin, leaving out sensitive areas around the eyes.
  3. Leave the mask on for 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse the mask with water, pat dry, and apply a moisturizer.

FAQ about Sandalwood Face mask:

Can we leave a sandalwood face mask overnight?

You can use the overnight sandalwood face mask recipe I have mentioned above, but not the natural sandalwood powder face mask.

Does Sandalwood face mask have side effects?

No sandalwood face mask does not have any side effects if combined with ingredients suitable for your skin type. It is always better to do a patch test before using any skincare products.

Can sandalwood whiten skin?

Sandalwood lightens skin by exfoliating, deep cleansing, and acting as a mild bleaching agent.

Can sandalwood remove dark spots?

With repeated applications, sandalwood powder can lighten scars and help the skin to rejuvenate and fade the dark spots.

Can we apply a sandalwood face mask daily?

It depends on your skin type. If you have oily skin, then yes, it can help control oil. If you have dry skin it is recommended that you add a few drops of coconut oil to the face pack and don’t exfoliate daily.

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