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Effective Herbal Remedies To Fade Dark Spots On Dry And Oily Skins

Updated on September 22, 2014

Sandal wood powder has skin lightening properties. Dark spots on the skin can be lightened with regular use of sandal wood powder face pack. Sandalwood is effective in lightening all types of discoloration on the skin – age spots, hyper-pigmentation, freckles and acne scars etcetera.

There are two varieties of sandal wood available – red sandalwood and white sandalwood. Either can be used for skin lightening treatments.

Sandalwood Pack For Fading Dark Spots On Dry Skin

Dry skin is more sensitive than oily skin and proper procedures should be followed while applying a pack or caring for the skin with herbal treatments.

  1. Cleanse your face with a cotton swap dabbed in un-boiled milk. Remove all traces of grime and dirt. Milk cleanses and nourishes the skin, without depleting the protective oil coating on the skin’s top layer.
  2. Take 1tsp of white sandalwood powder and mix in a tbsp. of pure honey to it.
  3. Make a homogenous mix and apply on the affected area.
  4. Let the pack stay on for ½ hour or until dry.
  5. Wash off gently with tepid water.

Note: The face will feel warm and flushed. It is a sign that the pack is working. Use this pack every 10 days and you'll soon begin to notice the skin clearing of the blemishes.

Sandalwood Pack For Removing Dark Spots On Oily Skin

  1. Blemishes on oily skin can be reduced by applying a pack made using 1tsp sandalwood powder, ½tsp kaolin powder and 3tbsp rose water.
  2. If rose water is not available normal tap water can be used.
  3. Mix the ingredients to form a smooth paste that can be applied on the face.
  4. Wash the face with a mild soap before applying the pack on the blemishes.
  5. Leave it to dry and wash with warm water.

Note: Weekly application of this pack is recommended to fade dark spots and freckles on oily skin. Kaolin powder is a clay that helps reduce facial oil, tightens pores and cleanses the skin.

Sandal Wood And Kasturi Turmeric

Kasturi turmeric is a wild herb root, used as a beauty agent in herbal preparations. It is different in properties than edible turmeric that is extensively used in cuisine in the Indian Sub-continent. Good quality Kasturi turmeric is easily available on online stores.

Skin Lightening Face Pack For Dry Skin

  1. To 1tbsp sandalwood powder add a pinch of kasturi turmeric.
  2. Mix the powders with fresh milk-cream scooped from freshly boiled milk.
  3. Blend the ingredients to make a homogeneous paste and apply evenly on spotty, scared and blemished skin.
  4. Let the pack dry and wash with warm water.
  5. Dab cotton wool in rose water and gently dab over the face.
  6. Alternatively, apply a herbal moisturizer.

Kasturi Turmeric Face Pack For Fading Dark Spots On Oily Skin

  1. Instead of using fresh cream as mentioned in step #3 above, use undiluted raw (un-boiled) milk to make a smooth paste.
  2. The rest of the procedures remain the same.

Note: Kasturi Turmeric is quite potent, so remember to use just a pinch of it.

© 2014 Juana


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      PinkstonePictures 3 years ago from Miami Beach, FL

      Interesting, I've learnt something new. Thanks for sharing.