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Beauty, Dark spots, Pigmentation, Skin care, Sun tan How to use red sandalwood to lighten the skin tone

How to use red sandalwood to lighten the skin tone

By Manisha Joshi   

We’ve so busy lifestyle nowadays that we often forget to take care of our own skin. With so much pollution, junk food, improper care, use of improper beauty products, your skin loses its original glow and youthfulness. Of course, there are methods you can restore it back, but again, chemicals are harmful to your skin in long term.

In such cases, home remedies come to your rescue. One such miracle of nature is red sandalwood. It is just medicinal like normal white sandalwood, but possess much better benefits for skin and beauty. Sandalwood has soothing and cooling properties and thus helps in reducing blemishes and acne. It is also very effective in reducing tan and dullness from the skin. Therefore, it makes your skin lighter and brighter.


Here are some ways that you can use red sandalwood to get its benefits for your skin.

Red Sandalwood and Papaya Face Mask

Papaya is the beauty king of fruits. It has an enzyme called papain, which is useful in removing any scars and blemishes from skin. This face mask will also remove dead skin and make your skin lighter.

Ingredients:

  • Red sandalwood powder: 1 tablespoon
  • Papaya: 2 tablespoons, ripe and mashed

Process:

  1. Mix the papaya and red sandalwood powder.
  2. Make a smooth paste. You can also add some milk to make it easier to apply.
  3. Slather on your skin and keep it on for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Wash with cold water and pat dry.
How to use red sandalwood to lighten the skin tone

How to use red sandalwood to lighten the skin tone

Red Sandalwood, Turmeric and Milk Face Mask

Milk and curd have the properties that make your skin smoother and brighter. Mixing sandalwood powder will help you get rid of uneven skin tone. Turmeric has antibacterial properties that purify your skin and remove any impurities. A perfect solution to get a radiant skin!

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Ingredients:

  • Red sandalwood powder: 1 tablespoon
  • Turmeric: half a tablespoon
  • Curd: 1 tablespoon
  • Milk: 1 tablespoon

Process:

  1. Mix all the ingredients to form a paste. Make sure there aren’t any lumps.
  2. Apply all over your skin and leave it on till it dries fully.
  3. Wash with warm water.

Red sandalwood and Cucumber Face Mask

Cucumber has properties that soothe the skin. It is also very effective in reducing sun tan, which makes your skin lighter, brighter and more radiant.

Ingredients:

  • Red Sandalwood powder: 2 tablespoons
  • Cucumber juice: 2 tablespoons

Process:

  1. Mix the cucumber juice and sandalwood powder.
  2. Apply on the affected area and leave it till it dries completely.
  3. Wash to get instant results.

Red sandalwood and Coconut Oil Face Mask

Coconut oil is useful in nourishing the skin cells. This makes them look more youthful and healthy. Red sandalwood helps in the same.

Ingredients:

  • Red sandalwood powder: 1 tablespoon
  • Coconut oil: few drops

Process:

  1. Mix the oil and powder to make a paste.
  2. Apply on your skin.
  3. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and then wash it off.

Red sandalwood and Lemon Juice Face Mask

lemon juice is a natural exfoliator that helps in removing impurities and thus reduces any acne from the skin. Sandalwood powder will soothe the skin and thus, a perfect combo for oily skin.

Ingredients:

  • Red sandalwood powder: 1 tablespoon
  • Lemon juice: few drops

Process:

  1. Mix the powder and lemon juice and apply on your skin.
  2. Wash after it dries with lukewarm water.


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