I have oily, acne prone skin and use sandalwood paste as a face mask and spot treatment. I just mix some sandalwood powder with rose water to make a paste and apply it on my face. It removes all of the oil and dries out pimples. My face just glows after using it, it looks so much better. It also has a soothing/cooling effect and I enjoy that a lot, especially when the weather is hot. It seems to reduce skin irritation and inflammation in general.