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Saffron - "panacea" for ageless skin

Saffron is considered a precious herb because of its great uses for health and beauty.

However, for some people who are not suitable to consume saffron such as low blood pressure or have a history of allergies to certain plants, it is better to use it topically as a cosmetic. The use of saffron not only helps you stay young, but also effectively treats skin diseases.

1. Exfoliate

Saffron has the ability to gently exfoliate the skin but also anti-inflammatory, treat inflammatory acne, acne extremely effectively. To exfoliate, use a saffron mask (2-3 strands) combined with a spoonful of honey to help deep clean and brighten skin.


2. Saffron for dark spots

Melasma is a darkening of the skin, a manifestation of a skin disorder that interferes with the natural color of your skin. If not treated in time, the skin will become uneven and unsightly. Saffron contains vitamins and plant proteins that have anti-aging abilities, promote collagen production, fade dark spots, and restore damaged skin effectively. Use saffron mask mixed with rose water on the face for about 20 minutes, then rinse, maintain 2-3 times a week will see noticeable results.

3. Reduce dark circles

Dark circles appear due to the main cause of lack of sleep, lack of water or because the diet does not provide enough nutrients, leading to vitamin deficiency in the body. Saffron has the essence of treating dark circles, just add a few strands of saffron to a mixture of rose water and coconut oil, dip a cotton pad in it and apply it to the skin under the eyes for about 15 minutes. Persist for a few days you will see the skin lightening clearly.

4. Beat scars, acne

Saffron has high antibacterial properties, so it is a suitable material to treat scars, acne, and anti-inflammatory for the skin. Mix saffron with sandalwood powder and two teaspoons of fresh milk without sugar, apply on face for 20 minutes, combine gently massage to penetrate deeper into the skin, then rinse with water. This mixture effectively treats acne, dark spots and scars because sandalwood powder is both antibacterial, cleans the skin and tightens pores, preventing acne from coming back. Another great ability of the mixture of saffron, sandalwood powder and raw milk is to help the skin stay naturally shiny.


5. Helps brighten and even skin tone

Bright and smooth skin is always the desire of women. However, not everyone inherits good genetics to have a beautiful skin. Saffron is more effective in making skin brighter and healthier than using abrasive whitening products. Saffron's ability to improve pigmentation is due to the inhibition of the activity of an enzyme called tyrosinase. Tyrosinase synthesizes melanin when the skin is exposed to UV rays, as a barrier against the sun's rays. 

Soak a few strands of saffron in a little milk and lemon juice until the color is gone, apply the mixture for 20 minutes, maintain 2-3 times a week to help improve pigmentation, brighter and more even. In addition, this mixture also moisturizes the skin well, helping to keep the skin in a smooth, succulent state.

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