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


Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Pack- Goes out to all oily and acne prone beauties

Hello lovelies,

First of all I want to apologise for being on hiatus since my last post.

Today’s post is a quick one! It goes out to all oily and acne prone beauties.

The magic word is NEEM! For those who are not sure what this is, Neem is a well known plant famous for its antibacterial properties, which helps in controlling acne and pimples, and their recurrence.

Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Pack
The mask has a dark green color (similar to henna) that turns light green after drying. It has a perfect consistency which is neither too thick nor too runny and spreads easily onto skin. It has a grainy texture which is a mixture of fuller’s earth and dry Neem leaves. It has a mild Neem fragrance that goes off after some time.
Neem & Fuller’s earth are its key ingredients which are highly effective for any oily acne prone skin.

How to apply:
Apply evenly over cleansed face and neck, avoiding the area around the eyes. Allow the mask to dry for 10-15 minutes. Remove  the mask either using a wet towel or wet cotton ball, and wash the skin with warm water. I recommend using it once or twice a week. Beware that it may cause some tingling sensation due to herbal active ingredients, which is absolutely NORMAL!
I would recommend using rose water or aloe vera gel after rinsing off the mask( available at any indian grocery stores)

Packaging : It come in a white squeeze tube with green flip open cap.

It is an ideal face mask for oily to combination skin, even dry skin beauties can use this mask. It has reduced my breakouts to certain extent. It is affordable and its travel friendly packaging makes this mask a must have product in skin care.

I strongly recommend this mask to calm down problematic skin and to welcome the summer season. I will definitely buy this mask again!

What I’m loving about Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Pack
It controls break outs to a large extent. I’ve been using it for a few months now and it has definitely reduced my breakouts.
Inexpensive – the price is quite affordable (can buy it from any indian grocery store).

What others might not like about Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Pack
It gives a tingling sensation when you use it. It’s very mild and nothing  too serious.
The face pack separates sometimes and gives out only greenish liquid( shake before applying).

Beauty tip: You can leave the mask on pimples to dry it out.
Just leave it on the spot overnight and you'll notice 
the difference next day! 

Find out more about the Himalaya Herbals Product

 Sheemal xx