Where can I buy sandal wood and rose water to treat acne scars?

An extremely common skin problem amongst most adolescents and young women, acne refers to the rash that affects the face, neck, shoulders, chest and back. Also known as pimples, acne is basically the small boils that appear on the face due to clogged pores, lack of hygiene, presence of toxic material in the body, a improper diet deficient in essential nutrients, hormonal changes, consumption of certain medications or simply the fact of being under extreme emotional and physical stress. More often than not, wrong eating habits and lack of regular bowel movements is the main cause for acne, but it can also be caused due to excess production of oil by the sebaceous glands and lack of adequate skin care. It is thus crucial to have a proper well balanced diet, avoiding junk food, fried and processed food, carbonated beverages, caffeine and nicotine. A regular and adequate consumption of water and fresh fruit juices is also important to keep the system clean by regularly flushing out the toxins and also naturally hydrating the body. Above all this, a proper skin care regime with regular cleansing and toning is important to keep the skin glowing with health and prevent acne.

In addition to this there are several home remedies for acne scars, of which the most popular and effective remedy uses sandalwood powder. Botanically known as Santalum album, the wood of the tree yields an oil known as santaloe which has antiseptic properties. The bark is often used in various skin treatments for its soothing and healing properties. You can either use sandalwood in its liquid form obtained by rubbing a piece of the wood with some water, or obtain the sandalwood powder easily available in the market. 1 tbsp of sandalwood powder mixed with 1 tbsp of rose water also available easily in the market can be mixed to prepare a paste which should be applied on the face and neck and allowed to dry before washing with cold water. Regular application of this paste is beneficial for treating and preventing acne. Alternately you can obtain some organic sandalwood soap from the market, available in most stores which stock bio-products and use it to wash your face. You can apply a paste of chick pea flour or gram flour and raw milk, on your face immediately after washing and drying it properly. Allow this paste to dry completely before washing it off with cold water. The paste works by drawing out the impurities from the skin, thus eliminating the toxins present in the skin which cause acne. A paste of turmeric powder and milk is also efficient in treating acne since turmeric has natural antibiotic properties and helps to detoxify the skin, leaving it glowing with natural health.

answered by M W

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