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Homemade Saffron Face Packs For Fairness

By: Jyothirmayi R
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Who would have known that the stamen of an obscure flower grown widely in the Mediterranean and in Kashmir in India would hold not one but many a secrets of beauty?

Most of us never really understood why just 50 g of saffron costs a whole month's worth of a child's pocket money in rupees. Saffron, especially locally grown Kashmiri saffron, has been used since ancient times to slow down ageing, as a mild sunblock, for keeping the skin moisturized and hydrated, as also for its anti-inflammatory properties.

Homemade Saffron Face Packs For Fairness

Ayurveda too holds saffron in very high esteem. Its taste is supposed to be astringent and bitter, making it ideal for people suffering from diabetes. Its potency is hot, which means that it helps speed up the body's metabolism.

It is anti-inflammatory and extremely effective in treating acne and skin brightening. Combined in a paste with turmeric, it acts as an antibacterial agent, soothing cuts and wounds and preventing infections.

However, the most effective ways of getting the benefits of saffron is to use it in face packs. Saffron face packs are used to boost fairness, reduce blemishes and bring out the natural glow of the skin. Saffron face packs are used along with a number of easily available ingredients that moisturize the skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, prevent acne breakouts and improve the health of the skin.

Here are a few homemade saffron face packs.Here are a few homemade saffron face packs.

1.Milk Cream And Saffron Face Pack For Fairness

Homemade Saffron Face Packs For Fairness

Milk cream is a cheap and effective way for locking in moisture, especially for people with dry skin. The lactic acid in milk also lightens the age spots and brightens the skin.

Ingredients:

1 tsp of Milk Cream
8-10 fronds of Saffron

Process:

a) Soak the fronds of saffron in the milk cream for a couple of hours

b) Cleanse your face and apply this cream and keep it on for twenty minutes

c) Wash off with a mild face wash

Frequency:

This pack can be used twice a week

2. Milk, Coconut Oil And Saffron Face Pack For Fairness

Homemade Saffron Face Packs For Fairness

The lactic acid in milk cleans clogged pores, the coconut oil locks in the moisture, while sugar exfoliates the skin, washing away dead skin cells and removing blackheads.

Ingredients:

2-3 strands of Saffron
1 pinch of Sugar
1 tsp of Milk
1 tsp of Water
3 drops of Coconut Oil
1 slice of Bread

Process

a) Soak the saffron strands in water overnight

b) In the morning, add milk sugar and coconut oil and combine to form a homogeneous mix

c) Dip the slice of bread in it and use it to gently dab the mixture all over your face

d) Leave it on for twenty minutes and rinse it off

Frequency:

Repeat this four times in a week for best results

3. Papaya And Saffron Face Pack For Fairness

Homemade Saffron Face Packs For Fairness

We all have, at least once in our lives, come across a commercially marketed papaya face pack. So why not use this antioxidant-laden product whole in a face pack, along with saffron? This face pack can be used by people of all skin types.

Ingredients:

2-3 pieces of Papaya
7-8 fronds of Saffron

Process:

a) Add the papaya and saffron fronds to a blender and grind into a smooth paste

b) Apply the paste evenly and leave for twenty minutes

c) Rinse it with cold water

Frequency:

Try this face pack twice a week

4. Sandalwood Powder And Saffron Face Pack For Fairness

Homemade Saffron Face Packs For Fairness

Saffron is regarded as a luxury all over the world and even referred to as wooden gold. And sandalwood has age-defying properties and can fade away lines, wrinkles and age spots.

Ingredients:

2-3 fronds of Saffron
1 tbsp of Sandalwood Powder
2 tsp of Raw Milk

Process:
a) Start by mixing all the ingredients till you get a homogeneous paste

b) Wash your face and pat it dry; apply the paste evenly on your face and neck

c) Massage gently for a minute or two, while still went

d) Allow it to sit for twenty minutes and rinse with water

Frequency:
Use this face pack twice a week

5. Banana, Honey And Saffron Face Pack For Fairness

Homemade Saffron Face Packs For Fairness

Bananas are rich in vitamin C, which boosts collagen synthesis in the body. Collagen is responsible for skin cell regeneration and the depletion in the production of collagen leads to fine lines and wrinkles.

Also, honey is a natural emollient and moisturizer. Combined with saffron, this power-packed combination gives the skin a natural glow and regular use of it will fade away the signs of ageing.

Ingredients:

5-6 fronds of Saffron
1 tsp of Honey
2 tsp of mashed Banana

Process:

a) Mix together the ingredients to form a homogeneous mixture
b) Apply this mixture on your face and neck generously
c) Let it sit for twenty minutes before rinsing it with water

Frequency:
Repeat this process thrice a week

6. Neem, Tulsi And Saffron Face Pack For Fairness

Homemade Saffron Face Packs For Fairness

Neem and tulsi are two of the strongest antibacterial products, which are organically available. Their contribution to traditional medicine is matched only by a few.

Neem is great for fighting acne breakouts and improving the overall health of the skin too. Those with a sensitive skin can also use rosewater in this face pack, to blend the ingredients.

Ingredients:

3-4 fronds of Saffron
8-10 leaves of Tulsi
8-10 leaves of Neem

Process:

a) Use the rosewater to grind together the neem and tulsi leaves into a smooth, homogeneous paste

b) Apply this paste evenly over the face and neck and let it dry

c) After it dries completely, rinse it off completely

Frequency

Repeat this process twice a week for best results

7. Sunflower Seeds And Saffron Face Pack For Fairness

Homemade Saffron Face Packs For Fairness

Rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids and omega-3 fatty acids, sunflower seeds make for a natural emollient, locking in the moisture. This face pack is excellent for people with dry to combination skin.

Ingredients

5-6 Sunflower Seeds
2-3 fronds of Saffron
¼th cup of Milk

Process:

a) Soak the fronds of saffron and sunflower seeds in milk overnight

b) Next morning, grind the mixture and apply an even layer of the resultant paste into your skin

c) Leave it on till it is completely dry and then rinse it off with water

Frequency:

Works best when used twice a week

8. Honey And Saffron Face Pack For Fairness

Homemade Saffron Face Packs For Fairness

This pack is ideal for someone with dry skin and it is a relief for the skin during the harsh winters. Honey will lock in the moisture, while saffron will fade away wrinkles and improve complexion.

Ingredients:

1 tbsp of Honey
2-3 fronds of Saffron

Process:

a) Into a small bowl, add the honey and saffron fronds and let it seep for a few hours
b) Apply this saffron-infused honey on your face and massage upwards in circular motions
c) Leave it on for ten minutes before rinsing it with water

Frequency:

Best if used once in three days

9. Bengal Gram And Saffron Face Pack For Fairness

Homemade Saffron Face Packs For Fairness

Bengal gram paste absorbs excess oil, dirt and grime from the skin and acts as a mild exfoliant. This pack is best used by people who have an oily skin type.

Ingredients:

2 tbsp of Milk
1 tbsp of Bengal Gram
7-8 fronds of Saffron

Process:

a) Soak the Bengal gram and saffron in milk overnight

b) Next morning, grind together the saffron fronds and Bengal gram in the same milk

c) Apply this on your face and allow it to sit for twenty minutes

d) After it dries completely, rinse with water

Frequency:
For best results, apply this pack twice a week

10. Yogurt, Lemon And Saffron Face Pack For Fairness

Homemade Saffron Face Packs For Fairness

Lemon, rich in vitamin C, helps in collagen synthesis and thus fades away wrinkles. In fact, both yogurt and lemon are antibacterial and anti-inflammatory in nature, reducing puffiness around the eyes and breakout of acne.

Ingredients:

1 tsp of Yogurt
½ tsp of Lemon Juice
4-5 fronds of Saffron

Process:

a) Mix together in a small bowl to get a smooth, homogeneous paste

b) Apply this paste generously across the face and neck and allow it to sit for fifteen minutes

c) Rinse it off with cold water to close the pores

Frequency:
Try this pack twice a week

11. Saffron To Cure Dark Circles

Homemade Saffron Face Packs For Fairness

Saffron, being anti-inflammatory in nature, will reduce puffiness around the eyes, revitalizing them. Also, its antioxidants fade away lines, wrinkles and lighten age spots.

Ingredients:

2-3 fronds of Saffron
2 tbsp of Water

Process:

a) Soak the saffron fronds in water overnight and, in the morning, blend them into the water

b) Apply the solution on affected areas - under the eyes, on wrinkles and so on

c) Allow it to sit for twenty minutes before rinsing with water

Frequency:

Repeat this process every morning

12. Almonds And Saffron Face Pack For Fairness

Homemade Saffron Face Packs For Fairness

Rich in vitamin E, which helps lock in moisture, rejuvenate the skin and fade wrinkles, almonds are a boon for the skin. Almonds are also a mild bleaching agent, helping to fade dark spots and making the skin even toned.

Ingredients:

9-10 fronds of Saffron
4-5 Almonds

Process:

a) Soak the almonds and saffron in water overnight and grind them together the next morning into a smooth paste

b) Apply this paste generously all over the face and neck

c) Let it sit for fifteen minutes and then rinse it off with water

Frequency:

Use this pack twice a week

13. Olive Oil And Saffron Face Pack For Fairness

Homemade Saffron Face Packs For Fairness

Olive oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help restore the pH balance of the skin. It also locks in the moisture, making this face pack ideal for people with dry skin.

Ingredients:

4-5 fronds of Saffron
1 tbsp of Olive Oil

Process:

a) Add the saffron fronds to the oil and allow to seep for a few hours

b) Massage this on the skin, moving upwards in circular motions

c) Wipe the excess oil using a wet tissue for a few minutes

Frequency:

Repeat this every alternate night

14. Basil And Saffron Face Pack For Fairness

Homemade Saffron Face Packs For Fairness

Basil is antibacterial, and helps prevent the breakout of acne. Its healing properties not only make pimples vanish but also fade away the marks that are left behind by the pimples.

Ingredients:

7-8 leaves of Basil
10 fronds of Saffron
Water

Process:

a) Blend the basil leaves and saffron fronds together using water to get a smooth paste

b) Apply the paste generously on the affected areas - pimples, pimple marks and dark spots, for instance

c) Let it dry completely before washing it off

Frequency:
For best results, repeat this twice a week

15. Milk Powder And Saffron Face Pack For Fairness

Homemade Saffron Face Packs For Fairness

The lactic acid in the milk powder will help shrink the pores and fade pimples. Its coarse texture also acts as a mild exfoliant.

Ingredients:

¼th cup of Water
2 tbsp of Milk Powder
4-5 fronds of Saffron

Process:
a) Mix together the ingredients to form a paste

b) Apply it all over using an applicator brush

c) Leave it on for fifteen minutes and then rinse it off

Frequency:
Best when applied twice a week

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