6 Reasons Why You Should Use Saffron On Your Skin

Saffron is known to be one of the most famous and used spice. It is rich in nutrients and full of health, skin and hair benefits. Saffron has innumerable benefits. Here I explain why you should use Saffron on your skin.

It is being used from the ancient times as a herb in Ayurveda to enhance beauty. People face various skin issues like scars, acne, uneven skin tones, dull complexion, discoloured patches, etc. With the help of saffron one can easily get rid of most of these skin issues and get flawless skin. 


Saffron is known to be anti-inflammatory. It helps in providing relief from sunburns, rashes, irritation and redness.

Lightens Skin Tone

Saffron helps in lightening and whitening skin tone. You can either, soak few strands of saffron in milk and can apply on your face and neck for few minutes and wash it off or you can add few strands of saffron in milk and drink it everyday to get better complexion.

Reduces Acne & Blemishes

Saffron is known to have anti fungal properties that helps in dealing with acnes and blemishes.

Make a paste by crushing few basil leaves along with few strands of saffron together. Apply the paste on your face for 15 minutes and then wash it off with cool water. Not only saffron along with basil will reduce your acne but it will also help you in getting rid of blemishes.

Brings Glowing Skin

Saffron clears the skin giving it fresh and  helps in getting rid of dark circles. Saffron  also exfoliates the face by improving blood circulation giving skin glowing look.

Soak few strands of saffron overnight in a teaspoon of water. Add pinch of salt and some olive or coconut oil into saffron water and apply it on your skin the next day. Allow the mask to dry for 15 minutes before washing it off. Eventually you will be able to see the difference.

Enhances Skin Texture

Saffron aids in improving the texture of the skin and make it softer and smoother.

You can prepare a saffron face pack by adding few strands of saffron into half cup of boiling water and four teaspoon of powder milk. Mix it all together to prepare a thick paste and apply it on your skin for 10-15 minutes before washing it off.  Following the process frequently will help you in smooth skin easily.

Hydrates Skin

Saffron is known to be a good moisturiser, if you will notice  you will see that most of the moisturising creams have saffron them.

Mix lemon juice with few strands of saffron and apply it on your skin. While lemon will help in cleansing the skin, saffron will hydrate the skin making it looking fresh and glowing.