Don’t you just love those rich saffron-infused Indian desserts that your moms and grannies would prepare? The delectable aroma and flavour of this spice appeals to all of you, but did you know your skin loves saffron just as much too? It has a multitude of skin benefits that makes it necessary to include in your daily skin care regimen to achieve soft and glowing skin. Read on to find out the various ways in which you can include saffron in your skin routine to reap maximum benefits...
As a toner
Toner is a step in your skincare routine that you must never skip. Toners help the rest of your skin products work better. Saffron has natural skin loving properties that make your skin appear bright, glowing and radiant. It tightens pores and gives your skin a super smooth and baby soft texture.
BB Pro Tip: It is very easy to make a saffron toner at home. Simply mix a few strands of saffron in half a cup of rose water and store this mixture in a spray bottle. Apply this mixture to your face twice a day after cleansing.
To reduce acne
Saffron has amazing anti-inflammatory properties that help in the prevention and reduction of already existing acne. Additionally, it is antifungal in nature that makes it an effective treatment for acne and skin blemishes.
BB Pro Tip: Grind 3-4 basil leaves, a pinch of saffron and a few drops of water to a smooth paste. Apply this to the affected area, let it dry and wash it off with water. You can use this remedy 2-3 times a week for maximum results.
As a moisturiser
Saffron is known to have skin nourishing and conditioning and properties. It effectively moisturises dry and parched skin when mixed with a little honey.
BB Pro Tip: Mix 2-3 saffron strands with a tablespoon of honey. Apply this mixture to your face in an upwards, circular motion. Leave it on for a minutes and wash it off with water.
For a glowing complexion
Saffron is a very commonly used ingredient in a lot of skin lightening cosmetics. It has a lightweight texture that gets absorbed easily into the skin, hydrating it from the inside to make it glow.
BB Pro Tip: Make a mixture of 1 tablespoon olive oil with 2-3 strands of saffron. Massage this mixture on your face in an upward direction and wash off after 15 minutes.
To remove tan
Saffron is considered to be one of the most effective remedies for suntan. The antioxidants present in saffron help repair damage caused by sun exposure and even out the complexion.
BB Pro Tip: Mix a few strands of saffron in 2 tablespoons of milk cream and apply it to the affected area. Leave this pack overnight and wash your face with a gentle face wash the next morning. If you have oily skin, we suggest you replace cream with honey.