Sandalwood— The Beautifying Skin Agent
Sandalwood— The Beautifying Skin Agent
It’s challenging to get off your eyes from the soap ads which emphasize on sandalwood and turmeric, especially when you are a part of subcontinent world— the area which loves exploring the herbal benefits of all the naturally occurring species.
Even I have spent my childhood hearing “Haldi aur Chandan kay goon isme samaye (the soap has an amalgamation of sandalwood and turmeric) through the variety of soap ads.”
But what’s the point of using chemical-ladened soaps when you can directly apply the sandalwood on your skin?
Sandalwood paste is a sacred potion which has been used for centuries by the eastern half of the world, and you can deploy the same beautifying agent for elevating the quality of your skin too.
Let’s figure out how sandalwood buoys up the skin beauty.
It loves fighting off germs.
The defense mechanism of sandalwood paste is quite simple— attack whatever germs come across the way.
The antiviral, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties of sandalwood ensure that your skin has the firewall against these germs. 
The germs which trigger the itchiness get a severe beating from the sandalwood paste.
It nullifies the inflammatory effect.
If you have a weak immune system, your skin is likely to show its “true color.”
The immune problems such as psoriasis lead to rashes and inflammation on your skin.
The in vitro studies suggest that sandalwood solution, if applied on the skin, cuts the inflammatory signal which prevents the rashes and blisters, thereby minimizing the dangers of psoriasis. 
It tans off the suntan.
It’s a shame that to get Vitamin D, we often burn and tan off our skins.
It has turned into a give and take relationship; however, you don’t have to worry about suntan anymore.
Start with blending sandalwood, curd, and cucumber; and spread it all over the tanned body.
It removes the epidermal suntan and also poses the affirming effect on the skin pigments caused by the harmful radiations from the sun.
The dual-sided sword.
The sweetest advantage of sandalwood content is— it possesses dual nature.
If you have got oily skin, you’d like to use the sandalwood powder which when applied stops the sebum from surfacing out of the skin.
As oily skin potentiates the favorable environment for acne, the paste diminishes the production of acne.
On the contrary, if your skin is way too dry and you’re shedding them like a snake; you’d love using sandalwood oil creams for bringing back the facial charm.
The dry skin makes way for other skin issues such as dermatitis, inflammation, and rashes.
If you want to get rid of all the problems at once, sandalwood has to be your go-to herb.
It helps in freeing off the free radicals.
Our body loves free radicals— the toxic substance which affects our body in a lot more ways.
The theory of free radical in aging goes like this: the free radicals in our body are the uncharged but highly reactive molecule which looks to make the bond with the atoms of our skin.
It wins the tug of war with the molecules of the skin, and take away the atoms.
As the skin loses atom, the quality of the skin plummets down, and our skin looks aged and full of wrinkles. 
But sandalwood paste has other plans.
With the antioxidative properties, it suppresses the free radicals which, in turn, results in anti-aging circumstances.
It makes your face glow like a moon.
Well, no cream or substance could make you look fairer than your natural skin color.
Don’t fall into the racist traps.
However, sandalwood and creams of its kind block the direct contact of skin with the sun rays, thereby limiting the chances of suntan.
It also subdues the melanin secretion which gives the darker color to the skin.
By avoiding the melanin secretion and sun rays, you can keep the natural color of your skin intact.
On a philosophical note, you should use sandalwood and its type to avoid the dipping quality of the skin rather than making yourself look whiter than your contemporaries.