How To Apply Saffron on Skin?
Saffron is a key ingredient in many skincare products. Being an expensive natural product, saffron is rightfully celebrated as “Red Gold” because of its richness of color and qualities. Like every other invaluable natural product, Saffron has also gained popularity due to its wide usage in the kitchen and health benefits to the human body. The aroma is warm, just like its color and is also medicinal in its properties: providing preventive and curative properties when consumed. Click here to know more about how saffron can be included in food.
Not just limited to food and medicine, saffron is also extensively used in religions across the world from Jainism to Islam to Hinduism to Christianity and even Buddhism: saffron has won all Gods and Prophets over! Here’s how saffron is an integral part of our ancient and contemporary religious sentiments.
Saffron has an equally engaging history in skincare home made remedies and many beauties in the past, including Cleopatra, have sworn by the magical effects of saffron application on skin!
It is rich in antioxidants; specifically Crocin and could help with bright, glowing skin if used regularly.
Saffron in daily skin- care routine:
- Saffron strands in milk
Saffron strands can be infused in raw milk and kept overnight. It can be used as a skin cleanser. Dip a cotton ball in the saffron milk and scrub your face with it for a minute, gently exfoliating the skin and giving it a natural “kesari” glow !
- Saffron and sandalwood
It can be blended with sandalwood and rose water to make a natural sparkler boosting face mask. Squash and blend 4-5 strands of saffron to a spoonful of sandalwood powder. Make a thick paste using rose water. Apply all over the face, leave it on for 15 minutes and wash with lukewarm water.
- Saffron and brown sugar
Saffron can be blended in with brown sugar and coconut oil to use as a body scrub for lighting up the rough skin around the knees and elbows. Rub this combination with delicate round movements to exfoliate. This also works great for cellulite!
- Saffron and rose water
A couple of strands of saffron can be absorbed in rose water to make a fragrant toner to hydrate and revive your skin. Soak 4- 5 strands of saffron in a spray bottle full of rose water. You can remove the strands in a day or keep them soaked in. Adding rose petals to this is also a good idea!
- Saffron and almond oil
Saffron when soaked into pure almond oil, nourishes as a facial oil that could be used as the last step of your sleep skincare routine.
Let’s look at a few astonishing ways saffron can prevent and cure skin troubles:
- Treats skin acne:
Saffron or kesar is profoundly rich in antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. These characteristics make it a definitive go-to ingredient that can fight acne causing microbes and can calm down your dynamic zits and dispose off the redness and soreness on them. Not just skin acne, saffron is known to work wonders for blemished skin as well!!
- Gives a peachy look:
One of the highly raved effects of using saffron in skin care is surely its glow boosting properties. A cotton ball soaked in a blended mixture of saffron and raw milk might clean all the dirt and pollution on your skin and leave you with radiant skin.
- Heals scars:
Saffron has the healing capacity to mend minor scars and scratches. Saffron supports skin cell’s recovery rate and cell multiplication, encouraging the skin to recover quicker.
- Tones you skin:
With increasing attention to toners in their skincare routines, a pure saffron toner is ideal for all skin types. Saffron infused toner can restore your skin and dispose off its dull appearance. Remember it for your AM and PM skincare routine and you can thank us later!
- Protection mask over UV radiation:
UV radiation is the worst enemy of skin. This can speed ageing, fine lines and wrinkles on your skin. Antioxidants present in saffron act as a barrier against UV rays and help in neutralizing free radicals and reducing stress.
- Reduces pigmentation:
Hyperpigmentation is a skin condition when it begins making more melanin shade that is scattered around our skin as a guard mechanism against sun exposure or hormonal changes. The chemical composition in saffron naturally reduces melanin creation, apparently reducing those dull spots all over your face and body.
Your skin deserves the value addition of tender love and care saffron provides. Give it a shot and let us in on how you feel!
Puri Brothers Global ensures provision of A-grade Saffron in the purest form to our customers only after it is certified by NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories ) under the ISO 3632 protocol.
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