Indian Beauty Secret: Sandalwood and Turmeric Facial Mask

Hello lovelies! Today I just wanted to do a quick blog about a herbal skincare remedy: using sandalwood and turmeric on your face to achieve flawless glowing skin. We all know that facial masks come is various styles and types such as: peel-off masks, clay or cream masks.Often I like to make my own facial masks using the ingredients found at home.Is also a better option since you know what ingredients are in there. One of my favourite facial mask that works best for my skin is turmeric and sandalwood. Sandalwood/Chandan, has anti-septic properties, anti-inflammatory properties, soothing, cooling and lightening properties when used on the skin. It also helps to lighten acne scars and works even better when used in conjunction with turmeric.Turmeric has similar benefits like sandalwood. Both are spices, where turmeric is part of the ginger family and known for its colouring properties and sandalwood is a class of fragrant woods, known for its fragrant properties. Turmeric is also anti-septic, anti-inflammatory, acne healing, skin tone evening, lightening properties of sandalwood. Now you can either do turmeric face masks or sandalwood face masks or combine both, which is what I prefer.

Now here’s how to:

1. Mix sandalwood, turmeric, milk in a bowl to make a paste
Sandalwood and turmeric can be purchased from your local grocery store or any indian store. If there aren’t any stores nearby that sell sandalwood powder, try any online merchant that sells pure, authentic sandalwood powder.
1 tablespoons of turmeric 1 tablespoon of sandalwood 3 tablespoons milk.
If you don’t prefer to use regular milk, you can still make the paste by adding either water, rosewater or almond milk. Just make sure to use liquid, or the powder will become a paste.

2. Once you’ve got a nice paste going on, apply it to your face
It dries quickly but you should leave it on for about 30 minutes. Use this time to relax and rejuvenate your skin and mind. To add to the relaxing experience, you can place green tea bags or 2 cotton balls soaked in lavender or rose water on your eyes.

3. Wash and pat your face dry
You might notice that your face has a yellowish tinge, don’t PANIC! It’s the hue from the sandalwood and turmeric and it will fade away soon.

4. Continue on with your regular skincare routine
You can apply this mask 3 times a week for optimal results; however, once a week works just as fine too.

So there you have it ladies! My quick blog about the benefits of  sandalwood and turmeric mask.

Has any one tried sandalwood or turmeric masks before? Tell me what you think!

Sheemal xx

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