If there is someone who does not know that kesar or saffron is very good for skin lightening, I am sure it would be a rare case out of the rarest. We all know that saffron helps in improving skin’s complexion really well. But if you ask people how to use it for that purpose; we often land in a no-answer zone.
Today let me bring to you some ways I which you could use saffron for skin lightening and that perfect glow. Saffron face packs are ideal for that perfect glow that you have been longing for.
Saffron as we all know is quite expensive as it is, so using it in right and subtle quantities is definitely what one would look at. Do not worry! As I have taken special care about this issue.
I am listing here 5 packs which you can use for different skin types. Do pay attention to the type that suits you and try it. All these packs are older than we are! You will realise once you read through.
Saffron and sandalwood face pack
This is a pack for fair skin. Using saffron with sandalwood has been traditional in India and is known since ancient ages. People in ancient times used to take bath in a mixture of chandan or sandalwood and kesar or saffron.
For this pack, you need some sandalwood powder, a few strands of kesar and milk as per requirement. You need to make a paste of all of these and apply on your skin. People with oily skin could also use rose water instead of milk. Apply this on your face for 20 minutes and then rinse off. This would help restore the complexion and even brighten it for you within days.
Saffron and milk cream face pack
This one is one of the oldest face packs you would know. It has been used by my mother and my grandmother so I am just sharing it out of knowledge. This pack needs to be prepared taking out some time as the milk cream needs to stay with kesar for the exact effect to transfer to the cream. Soak the kesar strands into the cream and leave for some time before you apply. Once you see the color of the kesar being visible in the milk cream, you can apply it. Keep it on for good 20 minutes then rinse off. Milk cream would impart a nice glow to your face along with fair complexion.
Saffron, neem and tulsi face pack
This one is for the people with a sensitive skin type. If you find acne and its marks not leaving you easily, you should try this pack immediately. Take neem leaves or powder, mix it with tulsi leaves or powder and saffron. Make a paste of it with rose water and apply it on your face for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off to find yourself with a clearer face every time. You can use it twice a week for better results.
Saffron, Banana and Honey Face Pack
This pack would add to your conveniences once winters set in or are about to set in. you can expect this pack to take care of dryness and keep your skin moisturized. For this pack, you need to mash a banana and mix it with honey and saffron to create a pack. Apply it for 20 minutes and then rinse off.
Hope you like these different uses of saffron.