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Beauty, Skin care Beauty benefits of saffron and how to use it

Beauty benefits of saffron and how to use it

By Glowpink Staff   

Saffron is one of the most expensive spices. But believe me, it is totally worth it. Saffron is known widely to improve one’s complexion, remove the post-pimple scars and give you a lighter skin tone with regular use. In this article, I have listed down a few more benefits using saffron in your face mask.

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Beauty Benefits

Can Help Remove Tan

  1. Take some saffron and soak it in malai or milk cream overnight.
  2. Blend the contents in the morning and apply it to the tanned area.
  3. Can Help Tone The Skin
  4. Take the required amount of rose water and mix saffron in it (till the rose water gets the color of saffron).
  5. Use a cotton ball to dip in the solution and dab on your face.

Can Help tighten The Skin

  1. Take a few strands of saffron and soak them in milk for about 30 minutes.
  2. Take a teaspoon of sandalwood powder and add to the mixture.
  3. Apply the pack on your face and leave it undisturbed for 15-20 minutes. And then wash it off.

Can Help to Achieve Instant Skin Brightening effect

  1. Take a few threads of saffron.
  2. Dip it in honey.
  3. Apply it on your skin.
  4. It will nourish, hydrate, lighten, brighten and impart a subtle dewy glow to your skin instantly.
  5. You can try another variant to achieve the same effect.
  6. Mix raw milk with saffron threads and sandalwood powder.
  7. Use this face pack to get an instant glow on your face.

Can help to make your skin tone lighter

  1. Take some milk in a container and add saffron threads and sunflower seeds in it.
  2. Soak it overnight.
  3. In the next morning crush everything to make a fine paste.
  4. Apply it on your cleansed face with a fac pack applicator.
  5. Wait for it to dry out completely.
  6. Rinse off with plain water.
  7. Follow up with a toner and a moisturizer afterwards.
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Can help to remove dark spots

  1. Take a small slice of papaya.
  2. Add a few threads of saffron in it.
  3. Mash it all into a smooth paste.
  4. Cleanse your face with micellar water before applying this face pack.
  5. Take a generous amount of this face pack on your face pack applicator and apply it evenly all over your face and neck.
  6. Keep it on for about 30 minutes.
  7. Wash it off with cold water.
  8. Pat dry your face with a towel.
  9. Spritz on some facial mist and follow up with a moisturizer.
  10. Use this face pack daily to get rid of dark spots from your skin.

Can help to get rid of acne and pimples

  1. Take around 5-6 basil leaves and around 10-12 strands of saffron.
  2. Use pestle and mortar to make a fine paste out of these ingredients.
  3. Apply an even layer of this face pack all over your face.
  4. Keep it on for a maximum of 10 minutes.
  5. Then wash it off with cold water.
  6. Basil leaf extracts kill the acne-causing bacteria and saffron helps to give clear skin.
  7. Follow up with a hydrating moisturizer to get the best results.

If you are wondering which face pack is ideal for your skin type then let me help you out. I have noted down saffron face mask recipes suited for every skin type.

DIY Saffron face pack recipe for oily skin

Ingredients required:

  • Medium saffron threads: 10
  • Unsweetened curd: 1 tablespoon
  • Fuller’s earth: 1 tablespoon

Procedure:

  1. Add saffron threads in unsweetened curd and let it soak for about 4-5 hours.
  2. After that, crush the saffron threads with a spoon.
  3. Now, add some fuller’s earth in it and mix it well to make a smooth face pack with a medium consistency.
  4. Cleanse your face with your regular face wash before applying this face pack.
  5. Pat dry your face with a clean towel.
  6. Take a generous amount of this pack on your face pack applicator and apply it evenly all over your face and neck, except the area around your mouth and eyes.
  7. Wait until it almost dries up.
  8. Rinse it with cold water.
  9. Follow up with a toner and a moisturizer.
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Frequency;

Use this face pack once in a week to look at least 5 years younger than your age.

DIY Saffron face pack recipe for dry skin

Ingredients required:

  • Full-fat milk: 2 tablespoons
  • Saffron strands: 2
  • Gram flour: 2 teaspoons
  • Wild turmeric powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Manuka honey: a few drops
  • Milk cream; 1 teaspoon (optional)

Procedure:

  1. Soak the saffron threads in milk for about 10 milk.
  2. Once you notice that it has turned golden, give it a stir to mix it well again.
  3. Now, add in all the remaining dry ingredients in a container and mix it.
  4. Then pour in the saffron-milk concoction, honey, and milk cream.
  5. Mix it again until it forms a smooth, lump-free paste.
  6. Cleanse your face with a mild face wash before applying this face pack.
  7. Pat dry your face with a clean towel.
  8. Take a generous amount of this pack on your applicator and apply it evenly all over your face and neck.
  9. Keep it on for about 30 minutes.
  10. Rinse it off with cold water.
  11. Wipe your face with a wet tissue.
  12. Apply a toner.
  13. Follow up with your favorite moisturizer.

Frequency:

  • Use this face pack once or twice a week to get a flawless complexion.

DIY face pack for combination skin

Ingredients required:

  • Extra virgin coconut oil: 1 tablespoon
  • Saffron threads: 1 tablespoon

Procedure:

  1. Mix both the ingredients in a clean container.
  2. You can use a pestle and mortar to crush it into a fine paste.
  3. Make sure that your face is squeaky clean before applying this face pack.
  4. Take a generous amount of this pack on your finger-tips.
  5. Apply it all over your face and neck.
  6. Massage it in circular motions, applying light pressure in small upward strokes.
  7. Massage it for about 3-4 minutes at a stretch.
  8. Then keep this face pack on for the next 10 minutes.
  9. Then, splash tepid water on your skin to wash it off from your face.
  10. Apply a toner or a natural facial mist, as per your preference.
  11. Follow up with moisturizing face lotion.
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Frequency:

  • Apply this face pack once or twice a week to reap the maximum benefits.

 

Reference

https://glowpink.com/blog/saffron-benefits/



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