Go Natural With Saffron or Kesar for Glowing Skin
|Saffron or Kesar for Glowing Skin|
The fragrant spice saffron, known as 'kesar' in Hindi, is the most expensive spice in the world and has been a beauty ingredient of the royals for many centuries. It has been a time-honoured ingredient in nurturing skin, making it blemish free and radiant. It has excellent purifying properties as well as is anti-bacterial in nature.
Saffron for glowing skinPollution, harsh weather and external factors make the skin dull and lifeless. In order to get its glow back, make a pack using saffron and honey. Take a spoonful of honey and add a few strands of kesar in it. Mix it and apply on the face. The hydrating properties of honey and the healing properties of saffron improve blood circulation adding the glow back to the skin.
Saffron for fighting acneWith its amazing anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities, saffron is an ideal ingredient for treating acne and breakouts. It holds medicinal properties which can help in clearing up acne prone skin. Take 5-6 fresh basil leaves and 10 saffron strands. Soak them in clean water, make into a paste and use on breakouts to clear them.
Saffron for skin brighteningSoak a few strands of saffron in milk for a good half-an-hour to let the milk get its colour and other benefits. Add a teaspoon of sandalwood powder or chandan to this and apply the pack on your face and neck. Keep it for 15-20 minutes before washing it off. Regular use of this pack will help improve and brighten your skin tone.
Saffron for reducing pigmentation
Saffron can be an excellent natural ingredient for reducing pigmentation, brown spots and other skin blemishes. Soak a few strands of saffron in clean water. Add this to 2 tbsp of turmeric powder and make a paste. Apply this on your face to reduce pigmentation and dark spots. Your Secret Home Remedy for Pigmentation.
Saffron to remove skin tanSoak saffron in milk cream or malai and steep overnight. Blend this in the morning with your fingers and apply on the affected area. This will lighten your tan effectively. It has the added benefit of adding a glow to your skin as well.
Saffron is a good skin tonerSaffron makes for an excellent skin toner providing a burst of nourishment and freshness to the skin. Add a few strands of saffron in rose water and you have an instant fragrant skin rejuvenator. This will also impart a youthful glow to the face.
How to store kesar
Even a small quantity of saffron is expensive so it is important that you store it well. Keep it in an air-tight container (preferably glass) in a cool, dark place to avoid the effect of moisture and light on it. If stored properly, you can use it for several years before it loses its colour and properties.
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