7 Benefits of Saffron for Skin

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Jan 20, 2015

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Saffron or kesar has been used as a beauty ingredient for centuries. The spice imparts exceptional beauty benefits for your skin and face owing to its anti-bacterial properties. Take a look at how saffron can be really good for your skin.
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    Benefits of Saffron for Your Skin

    Saffron or kesar has been used as a beauty ingredient for centuries. It is used to moisturize, heal and protect the skin. The spice imparts exceptional beauty benefits for your skin and face owing to its anti-bacterial properties. Now very expensive, saffron is sparingly used in face packs. It is for this reasons that it is sparingly used in herbal creams and lotions.

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    Cures Acne

    Saffron makes an ideal ingredient for treating acne owing to its anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant properties. If you are struggling with acne, here’s a remedy for you. Prepare a paste combining a pinch of saffron and 3-4 basil leaves and grinding them together. Add a few drop of water to it and apply it onto the affected area. Let the paste dry on its own before washing it off with water. Using this remedy two to three times a week can help you to get rid of acne.

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    Dry Skin Treatment

    Dry skin can be very uncomfortable when accompanied by scaling, itching and cracking. A face mask made of lemon juice and saffron is an effective natural solution for dull and dry skin. Combine lemon juice with a spoonful of saffron powder and add a few drops of milk. Spread the paste all over your face and let it sit for 20 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water. Lemon will cleane the skin from deep inside and saffron will make it shine.

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    Brightens the Skin

    Kesar is known for its natural skin lightening qualities. The spice proactively promotes healthier and glowing skin. You only need to add a few strands of saffron in a glass of milk. Another way to use kesar for glowing skin is to make a face mask adding 2-3 strands of saffron to one teaspoonful of sandalwood powder and 2 teaspoonfuls of milk to it. Use this paste and massage thoroughly in circular motion using the tips of your finger. Let the paste sit for at least 30 minutes and rinse.

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    Rids of Suntan

    Suntan can be quite embarrassing. One of the best natural remedies for suntan is saffron. Blend a few strands of saffron and milk cream together. Apply the combination using your fingers on the affected area. Let the paste sit overnight to lighten your tan. Rinse your face with cold water in the morning.

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    Tones the Skin

    Saffron can be used as a toner for cleansing the skin. Combine a few strands of saffron, two spoonfuls of milk cream and half a spoonful of honey. Mix it until you see saffron’s colour in it. Using the cotton ball, dab it on the face. Another way of toning skin using saffron is by adding a few strands of saffron to hot bath water.

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    Improves Complexion

    If you are not happy with your complexion and want to lighten it, saffron is what you should turn to. It can improve the quality of your skin by removing dirt and impurities. Combine a few strands of saffron with milk cream. Massage your face with it. Alternatively, you may also mix a few strands of saffron with olive oil, almond oil or coconut oil to massage your skin.

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    Heals Scars

    Saffron is a rich source of healing and exfoliating properties. Application of saffron accelerates the healing process of wounds and removes scars and spots for a blemish-free skin tone.

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