Do you know if you can use saffron topically on your skin? Saffron has a lot of beneficial properties that can be obtained not only by drinking it but also by applying it to the skin. No wonder the Luxury beauty brands such as Yves Saint Laurent infuses saffron into their luxury skincare because it is that amazing!
But how do we enjoy the medicinal properties of saffron more affordably, you ask? There is no doubt that Saffron medicinal properties can brighten your face and moisturize it, and in fact, there is a way to double the healing properties effect, which is by preparing a homemade face mask according to your skin type.
A Saffron mask is a mask of your choice with some powdered saffron added. It will boost the existing properties of your mask and fasten the healing process, for example, if you are prone to acne and hyperpigmentation.
For normal and dry skin: Avocado, Honey and Saffron Mask
If you have dry skin or have dry skin during winter, you could try this fantastic facemask recipe that is soothing, moisturizing and smoothing your face instantly. Honey is rich in gluconic acid that exfoliates the skin and improves complexion, while avocado contains oil that softens skin.
First, you need to mash ¼ of avocado, add a tablespoon of honey, and mix well. You can use any honey available in your kitchen, or for a more significant result, you can use the Royal Sidr Honey from Qaenat. Crush 4 – 5 strands of pure saffron in a mortar or blender and add it into the mixture of honey and avocado. Mix well and apply it to your damp face and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Wash off with warm water and do this face-mask routine twice weekly to see a visible result. For a better end result, you can also make a saffron toner by preparing it just like a tea, leave it cool down and put it in a spray bottle. Spray it all over your face after washing your face.
For Oily and acne-prone skin: Yogurt, Lemon and Saffron Mask
For those with oily skin, this saffron mask, if applied regularly, can reduce the production of oil. It is very simple and fast. First, soak four strands of saffron in plain yoghurt for 15 minutes till it looks yellow, then add a little squeeze of fresh lemon and mix it well. Apply this face mask on your face, especially where your face feels very oily and leave it for 15 minutes. Follow this routine three times a week, and you will see visible results in a month.