Saffron – Natural skin remedies

Saffron is a derivative spice from Saffron crocus. Saffron’s iodized form and taste result from chemicals like safranal and picrocrocin. The spice contains a carotenoid dye, known as crocin, which gives a luminous golden – yellow color to it.

Saffron - Natural skin remedies
Saffron is known to be one of the favorite spices of most people belonging to the East Asian countries. Most food prepared by these people is incomplete without the use of saffron. Along with this Saffron is also used in portions in liquor, and perfumes. It is used as a fabric dye in countries like India. The spice is also used in a number of religious rituals in such countries.  Apart from this, Saffron has its own quality; therefore it is used as a medicine to heal both internal and external diseases.

Benefits of Saffron

The Benefits of Saffron on skin are:

  • It provides oxygen to the skin, and its use open skins pores and allow them to breath.
  • It is an excellent skin lightening agent.
  • Regular use of Saffron on your skin may add an additional glow to your skin.
  • Saffron is packed with anti- bacterial qualities. This is what makes it a natural ideal medicine to cure pimples and acne.

The Benefits of saffron on Hair are:

  • It encourages hair growth
  • Prevents hair fall and hair damage
  • Saffron is used in small amounts in certain Ayurvedic Shampoos. The use of these shampoos may reduce the dandruff on your scalp.

Homemade Remedies
Remedies for Skin:
Do you have a dull and rough skin and want to make it radiant and smooth? Don’t worry. You can now just make the following face pack at home with the help of saffron and it would give you radiant, smooth skin:

  • Take 1 teaspoon of Chandan (Sandalwood) powder.
  • Ad 2-3 strands of Saffron to it.
  • Add milk to it
  • Blend all the ingredients thoroughly to obtain a smooth consistency
  • Before applying this paste make sure to wash your face and wipe it with a clean towel or cloth.
  • Apply this pack on your face in a circular motion.
  • Allow it to remain on your face for 20 minutes
  • Rinse it off with normal water.

Do you want to become fairer? Well then why do you use artificial creams sold in cosmetic shops. While buying such creams you waste both your energy and money. Therefore, I would advise you to sit at home and relax, as you can make a face pack at home which can make you naturally fairer in a few days. All you need to do is:

  • Soak few strands of saffron in milk for about two hours.
  • Apply this pack all over your face and neck
  • Wash it off after a few minutes

By using this pack on a regular basis you are sure to obtain fairer skin.

To make a skin lightening face packs at home do the following:

  • Take 2-3 strands of saffron in a bowl
  • Add 1 pinch of sugar to it
  • Add 2-3 drops of coconut or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of water
  • 1 teaspoon of milk
  • Mix the ingredients together
  • Allow them to remain in a bowl overnight
  • Apply this face mask in the morning
  • Allow it to dry for 15 minutes
  • Wash it off with normal water.

After using this face mask you would notice that your dull complexion has received an instantly lighter tone. This mask would also help you to get rid of fatigue lines and dark circles.

To get a glowing and fairer skin instantly, do the following:

  • Soak sunflower seeds and saffron in milk overnight
  • Grind this mixture in the morning
  • Apply it on your face

Application of this mixture on your face is sure to give you an instant glowing look and a fairer looking skin.

If you want to obtain radiance on your skin massage your face regularly with milk cream and two strands of saffron added to it. A daily use of this mixture is sure to add a satisfying radiance to your skin.

On massaging your face daily with a pack made of saffron, olive oil, almond or coconut oil you could obtain a soft, hydrated, and fairer skin.

For stimulating blood circulation, do the following:

  • Take 1 teaspoon of honey
  • Add a few strands of saffron to it
  • Massage your face with this face mask
  • Wash it off with normal water

This face mask is one of the most powerful home remedies. It helps in providing oxygen to your skin, and stimulates blood circulation. A daily use of this face mask could result in obtaining a luminous complexion.

Remedies for hair:
Is hair loss a major problem for you? Is it that you have tried everything but nothing works for you? Well if this is the case then simply follow an amazing homemade remedy:

  • Take a pinch of saffron and licorice
  • Add milk to it
  • Apply this mixture on your bald patches or areas prone to hair fall
  • Wash it off after a few minutes with cold water

A regular use of this hair mask will promote the growth of hair on your head. It may also help in reducing hair fall, and dandruff on your head.

Other than having beneficial effects on skin and hair, saffron is also a powerful medicine. It helps heal dangerous diseases naturally. Crocin, a useful chemical, often found in Saffron is used in several home remedies and Ayurvedic medicines to restrain the creation of breast cancer cells. Saffron it its original for is a natural aid to digestion. Intake of Saffron also helps reduce cholesterol in the body.

Saffron is used in a number of remedies to heal cough, fever, skin problems such as acne and pimple, tuberculosis, and epilepsy. Most of you may often think that Saffron works wonders on skin when used as an ingredient in face packs but this is not the fact. A daily intake of 1 tablespoon of Saffron also would help in the promotion of blood circulation, which may in turn give you a fairer, radiant, and flawless skin. Therefore, I can state that Saffron works magic like the spell of a magician.

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