Everything you need to know about Saffron Benefits for Skin

Everything you need to know about Saffron Benefits for Skin

Saffron also known as “kesar” is one of the costliest spices in the world. This saffron comes from the crocus sativus flower commonly known as the saffron crocus. Their thread-like pollen-bearing stigma is dried and used as a spice, colour, and for many more benefits. 

Saffron has an exotic aroma and taste which makes the dish delicious and along with its incredible health benefits, it is also being used by many medicinal and pharmaceutical industries. 

Also, you might have heard of people asking pregnant women to intake saffron in their food, don’t you? It's because it helps their baby to improve their skin tone and keeps the mother and baby healthy by providing sufficient nutrients for the mother and aids in strengthening bones in babies. Now let us learn about saffron in detail; how it benefits the skin. 

How to use saffron for face?

Saffron includes vitamin C, and antioxidants, as well as potent carotenoids like crocin and crocetin that can reduce pigmentation, UV damage, acne scars, and dark spots. Using saffron-infused cosmetics or home remedies at least twice a week to achieve a brighter, more radiant complexion.

Saffron can be used in different homemade wonderful packs such as:

  • For Skin Lightening

For an uneven skin tone, soak the saffron in one or two teaspoons of water overnight. And add your preferred oil, milk, sugar, and sugar in the soaked water. Put a slice of bread in the mixture, then use the bread to spread the mixture all over your face. Although they can cling to your face, breadcrumbs are simple to wash off. For around 15 minutes, leave this pack on your face and rinse it off.

  • For Acne

For acne-prone skin, in a quarter cup of milk add a few saffron strands and leave it for about 1 hour. Then gently apply this milk with a cotton ball onto your face and rub it gently along your neck on a clean face leave it for about 15 to 20 minutes and clean it off. Repeat this process thrice a week for 4 weeks. And you can see the visible results. 

  • For Dull Skin

To let go of the cozy dull skin, add 4 tablespoons of milk to a bowl, then soak a pinch of saffron in it for a few hours. Apply this mixture all over your face and neck using a cotton ball. After letting it dry, wash it with regular water. Repeat this process for 3 to 4 weeks.

  • For Pigmentation

For people who suffer from hyperpigmentation, this pack will help a lot. Induce saffron and honey together and stir it well. Now, apply this paste with your hands and massage gently in circular motions all over the pigmentation area. The antibiotic properties of honey and the goodness of saffron will help in reducing the pigmentation and dark spots

  • For Ageing Skin

People whose skin ages quickly with wrinkles and pale skin can try this trick. Take a few saffron strands and mix them with rose water and let them soak for 10 minutes. Then apply this saffron mixed rose water on your cleansed face with a cotton ball and leave it overnight. You can apply this daily and it works like a toner. 

  • For Glowing Skin

For brightening and radiant skin complexion try this premium mask. Take a tablespoon of sandal powder and indulge in 3 to 4 saffron strands with 2 tablespoons of raw milk and stir well. Now apply this paste all over your face and massage it so that it absorbs deeply. And leave it till all that paste on your face dries off completely. and rinse it off with warm water.  

Is saffron good for skin?

Yes. Saffron is a staple in at-home beauty regimens due to its abundance of therapeutic, and antibacterial characteristics. It treats dark patches and aids in the battle against pimples, hyperpigmentation, and inflammation. Moreover, it is high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that help improve skin tone.

And below are a few more saffron benefits for the health

  1. Acts as a powerful antioxidant.
  2. Preventing nervous system disorders. 
  3. Enhances mood.
  4. Treats acne.
  5. Reduces pigmentation.
  6. Promotes libido.
  7. May reduce PMS Symptoms.
  8. Aids in menstrual pain.
  9. Aids in weight loss.
  10. Reduce the risk of heart diseases

Turmeric and saffron benefits for skin

For ages, in India, turmeric has been used for the skin as an antibiotic to treat wounds and has been used for the face for its many incredible benefits for the skin. Applying turmeric to the face reduces facial hair, lightens your skin tone by reducing excess melanin, and provides glow and luster to your skin.

Same as turmeric, saffron is also using in India for years. Many would prefer at the time of their pregnancy to give birth to a beautiful baby. As it helps in improving skin tone and keeps the child healthy. And people in general also use it for improving their skin tone, and for digestion, and relieving oxidative stress. 

Both are healthy for the skin and face. Both of these assist in revitalizing your skin by enhancing its natural radiance. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities that assist to preserve the health of the skin, lessen signs of aging, and make skin glow

Best time to drink saffron milk for skin whitening

Saffron milk can be had in the morning on an empty stomach or in the evening. consuming it before bed is also good. The advantages of saffron won't change depending on when you consume it, therefore it entirely depends on you.

Take Away

Saffron is definitely a unique ingredient and spice that can be used both in food and as well as for the face. With the different types of face masks made via DIY or products available in the market, you can treat all your face skin conditions to the maximum. 

Saffron benefits are not only limited to the face but to the health too, so you can start using or consuming the saffron the way you like to avail all its benefits. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does saffron take to lighten skin?

If you apply it as a “toner” leave it on your face for 10 to 15 minutes and you’ll see the visible results in a week. The exact time is applied when you take saffron in the milk. 

What happens if we drink saffron milk daily?

Drinking saffron milk daily gives you healthy and glowing skin. Also, it helps in improving memory, is good for your heart, and guards against the flu. Moreover, it eases premenstrual syndrome symptoms and menstrual cramps.

How many threads of saffron per day?

It is advisable to take 5 to 10 threads of saffron which is equivalent to approximately 1 to 1.5 grams of saffron depending on the thread length. However, a pinch of saffron is enough for you to reap its benefits. 


  1. Saffron - uses, side effects, and more By WebMD
  2. What are the health benefits of saffron? By Medical News Today

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