Saffron is one of the most expensive spice that work wonders on your skin and hair. It has many health benefits that can be added as a good ingredient in your dishes also. The medicinal properties of saffron are incredible. Saffron is otherwise popularly known as Kesar.
Benefits for skin
The exotic aroma of saffron do wonders not only on your food but also enhances the beauty and glow of your skin. Saffron is famous for its natural lightening properties. Here are some surprising benefits of saffron on your skin:
Radiance and glow
Saffron is good to give extra radiance and glow to your skin with long- term effects! All you need to do is to take a tablespoon of sandalwood powder and add 3 strands of saffron in it along with 2 tablespoon of milk.
Now blend this mixture and apply on your washed face. Leave for a few minutes and rinse off your face. You can apply this for at least once in a week to get the best results.
If you want long lasting natural fairer skin without any harmful effects, then don’t worry as it is possible when you have saffron with you. In order to get a fairer skin, take 2-3 strands of saffron, put it in some milk, and keep it as such for about 15020 minutes.
When the whole saffron get diluted in the milk, giving the milk yellow texture, apply that milk on your face with a cotton. After a few minutes, when you feel dryness, you can wash your face. Your skin will be tan free as well as be nicely moisturized. You can do this every day to get best results and a beautiful fair skin. You can also add sunflower seeds in this mixture.
For that, you are supposed to soak saffron and sunflower seeds in milk overnight and then blend the mixture the next day. Apply this on face and get a glowing and fairer skin.
Acne and Blemish control
Saffron has wonderful anti-inflammatory properties. You can also get rid of blemishes, blackheads etc with the use of saffron. For this, take basil powder of 1-2 tablespoon and add 2-3 strands of saffron in to it.
Put 1-2 tablespoon of curd or milk, which has a good bleaching effect. Now make this paste and apply on face. Leave for about 20 minutes and they wash your face. You can continue doing this for 1-2 times in a day to remove blemishes and to see immediate results.
For dull and dry skin
Saffron has good moisturizing properties and it will make your skin glow and vibrant. To remove dull and dry skin, all you need to do is to keep 2 strands of saffron soaked in water or milk in the last night.
In the morning, you have to add 2-3 drops of coconut or olive oil when the color of the water/milk turns yellow in the morning. Take a cotton piece, dip in this liquid, and gently apply on your face. You can keep cotton piece dipped in this mixture and apply this mixture under your eyes to get rid of dark circles beneath your eyes.
It not only exfoliates your skin and give amazing vibrancy to your face, it also moisturize your skin and softens it.
Saffron for your Hair
Saffron is a good source to prevent hair falls and increase hair growth. You can make a homemade hair oil in which, you have to take 2-3 tablespoon of coconut oil or olive oil (another ingredient for hair growth) and mix 3 strands of saffron.
Now heat up this mixture. Put a hot massage on your hair with this oil. It will not only increase blood circulation on your head, but also continuous use of it enhances your hair growth immediately.