Saffron is a great natural skin care product. You didn’t know? Then keep reading.
Saffron, in about 100 grams of its quantity contains:
310 kilocalories, 65.37 grams of carbohydrates, 11.43 grams of protein, 5.85 grams of fat and 0mg of cholesterol. Dietary fiber content is 3.9 grams with other minerals like 111mg calcium, 0.328mg copper, 11.10mg iron, 264mg magnesium and 28mg manganese contributing to its mineral base.
Ground Saffron into a paste and apply it on your body to relieve you of rheumatism and superficial bruises. Saffron is known as a beautifier since it helps in keeping the skin smooth and blemish-free while also making the skin fair and attractive. So bade goodbye to all those over the counter creams and turn to saffron. Apart from its beneficial effects on the skin, saffron is now discovered to have anti-carcinogenic and anti-mutagenic properties.
Treatment of Dry Skin:
If you have dull and dry skin, you can prepare a mask with lemon and saffron. Lemon cleans your skin from deep within while saffron provides luminosity to it. All you need to do is:
Mix a few drops of lemon juice with a spoonful of saffron powder
If you have very dry skin, you can add a few drops of milk
Make it into a smooth dough and spread all over your face
Leave for 20 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water
Treatment of Acne and Blemishes:
The antifungal content of saffron makes it effective for the treatment of acne, blemishes and blackheads.
Mix 5-6 basil leaves with 10-12 strands of saffron to make a fine paste.
Apply this on your face
Wash off with cold water after 10 to 15 minutes
This will help remove acne and pimples
Basil leaves can clean the bacteria that cause acne and pimples. Apply saffron soaked milk on your face twice a day to help in clearing blemishes
Saffron for Radiant Skin:
To get radiant and smooth skin, prepare the following face pack
Mix 1 teaspoon of sandalwood powder, 2 to 3 strands of saffron and 2 spoons of milk.
Wash your face and wipe with cloth before applying this face mask
Apply it while your face is still wet.
Massage your skin thoroughly in a circular motion
Allow it to dry for 20 minutes and rinse off
This mask should be applied once a week for maximum results
Saffron for Luminous Complexion:
Add a few strands of saffron to honey
Massage your face with this face pack
This will stimulate blood circulation by providing oxygen to your skin
Using this face pack regularly will give you a glowing complexion
Improves Face Texture:
Boil 1/2 cup of water for 10 minutes
Add 4 to 5 strands of saffron and 4 tablespoons of milk powder to this water
Apply it on your face for 10 to 15 minutes and then wash with cold water.
This face pack will help to improve the texture of your facial skin
Saffron in Bath Water:
Saffron strands can be sprinkled in your warm bath water. Let it soak in the water for 20 minutes. Use this water for your bath. This will lighten your complexion naturally.
Medical disclaimer : This information, downloaded from various websites, are intended solely for general purpose. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
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