What is Saffron? and the Benefits of Saffron for Skin Care
Saffron is one of the most expensive spices in the world, Originated from Greece. It is also growing mostly in South Asia, India, China, and Europe. The stigma of the saffron flower is the most precious part of the plant, which is carefully graded by hand and stored. The most special feature of saffron is that it contains more than 150 volatile and aroma yielding compounds and also certain non-volatile compounds. Saffron which is responsible for the rich fragrance of saffron is an anticonvulsant, antioxidant with qualities of scavenging away free radicals.
Safranal possesses the properties of curing and preventing cancer. Kashmiri Saffron is among the world’s darkest, strongly flavored, and highly aromatic with deepest coloring effects. It can be identified by its dark maroon-purple hue.
Benefits for skin:-
Glowing Skin: – Thanks to daily pollution, harsh weather and several other factors, skin tends to become dull and lifeless. The topical application of saffron over the skin will bring back the lost glow on the face. Add 3-4 strands of saffron to 1-2 tbsps. of very hot water in a small bowl. Cover Associate in Nursingd leaves for a minimum of 0.5 an hour. Before bed crush the strands well mistreatment your fingers to extract saffron resolution. Add half tbsp. honey and mix well. Apply a layer of this resolution over clean skin. Leave for 10-15 mints. And wash with plain water. Do not use soap.
Brightening Skin: – Add a few strands of saffron to 2tbsp. hot milk. Leave for at least half an hour. Crush the strands well. Add one tbsp. of pure sandal powder to it and mix well to make a smooth face mask, by adding little more milk as required. Apply this over clean skin ad leave at least 15 minutes. Wash with plain water.
Remove suntan:- Soak a few strands of saffron strands in one tbsp. hot water for at least half an hour. Crush the strands, add a tiny amount of fresh cream to it and mix well. Apply this over clean face and leave it overnight. Wash with a gentle face wash in the morning use honey instead of cream if your skin is oily.
Tone the skin: – It serves you as a great natural toner. Soak 2-3 strands of saffron in a little rose water and crush to get color. Dab it over clean face with a plant disease. It keeps your skin fresh, healthy and younger. It may also be added to bathwater.
How to improve complexion
It is the most important skin lightening ingredient used in many cosmetic products. To make a skin-lightening mask, keep 2-3 strands of saffron in a little water in the morning. At night crush the saffron strands and add a pinch of sugar, one tbsp. milk, a few drops of olive oil to it and mix well. Apply this over the skin and massage gently, leave for 10-15 mints and wash with a gentle face wash. This face mask improves blood circulation, nourishes the skin and lightening the complexion on regular use.
Soak some flower seeds and 2-3 saffron strands in very little milk long grind it within the morning to form a sleek paste, Apply this over clean face and neck and leave for at least 15 minutes. Wash with plain water. Regularly use will make the skin fairer. Drink a glass of milk with 3-4 strands of saffron daily once or twice is known to improve skin complexion.