12 skin lightening saffron home-made facial masks : DIY natural skin whitening recipes with saffron

Saffron is a precious spice which is used in many beauty rituals singe ages. Saffron is rich in copper, magnesium,  potassium, magnese, iron , selenium, zinc which help in promoting good health. Saffron is popularly known as kesar in Hindi. Kesar is a boon for improving your skin tone if used topically on your face.

 In addition, saffron is bursting with vitamin C , riboflavin,niacin, folic acid, vitamin A which impart charming and youthful glow to your skin. In this article you will find out the top beauty and skin care benefits of saffron. Read on to know about saffron skin-lightening facial masks which you can prepare easily at home.

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 How to get fair and glowing skin using saffron/kesar

 1.Saffron and milk home-made skin lightening treatment

Dip 2-3 strands of saffron in milk for 3 hours and dab the whole preparation on your face and body. Leave this preparation on for 30 minutes and then wash off with cold water. Repeat this process daily and you will see a noticeable results in 15 days for sure. Use this easy to follow beauty tip daily  for getting fair and bright complexion. It is assumed that drinking milk with a pinch of saffron added to it improves your skin colour naturally. Not only this, pregnant women are advised to take saffron milk to improve the skin colour of their unborn child.

 2.Saffron and honey skin bleaching face pack

 You can add few strands of saffron to pure honey and leave this preparation on your skin. This home remedy cures pigmentation marks  and dark spots naturally and reveal a spotless and fair skin from the inside out.

 3 Sunflower seeds, milk and saffron skin fairness facial mask

 Soak sunflower seeds in milk with few strands of saffron add to it for 6 hours. Then grind this mixture to a fine paste and apply this mixture all over your face for 30 minutes. Let it dry and wash off with cold water. This recipe is best suited to dark skinned people. This natural remedy can lighten the skin colour of even dark skinned people.

4.  Home made fairness oil with saffron added with olive oil/almond oil

 You can massage your face with  few strands of saffron added olive oil or almond oil. This application stimulates the blood circulation and makes your skin fair and glowing. A perfect massage oil for babies also for giving them glowing and fairer skin naturally.

5. Orange juice and saffron skin toner for fairer and oil-free skin

 Add few strands of saffron to 2 spoons of orange juice and use this solution all over your face to tone your skin. This facial toner absorbs the excess oil from skin and makes your skin fair and flawless.
 Opt for treating freckles and suntanned skin.

6. Papaya, banana, saffron instant fairness face mask

 You can grind 1 ripe banana with 6 strands of saffron and 6 slices of ripe papaya to a fine paste. Smear this mixture all over your face and neck. Let this mixture to stay on face for 40 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water. This beauty tip brightens your complexion instantly that is why it is used as a pre-party glow mask.

 7.Sandalwood powder milk and saffron fair skin face mask for bleaching your skin

 Dip saffron and sandalwood powder in  milk for 2 hours prior to application. Smear this paste all over your face and neck. This home-made fairness treatment is helpful in bleaching your skin and is best suited to oily and tanned skin. Use this face mask to improve your complexion fast.

8. Skin whitening facial mask with few strands of saffron, one spoon of sugar, 2-3 spoons of coconut oil and few breadcrumbs.

Dip saffron in water overnight and by morning colour of water will turn yellow and then add milk and coconut oil to this mix and  and then add  bread crumb to this mix and rub this wet breadcrumb all over your face and neck for few minutes and then wash off completely. This recipe brightens your facial skin instantly. This beauty tip is very helpful in treating dark and dull skin. So there is no need to bleach your skin in the beauty parlour, instead you can bleach your skin the natural way with this face pack.

 9.Lemon juice, milk powder and saffron skin fairness face pack

 Soak up saffron in lemon juice for 2 hours and then add milk powder to lemon juice and saffron mix. Apply this all over your face and neck for 30 minutes. This homely and natural remedy is helpful in lightening facial blemishes and makes your skin fair and glowing.

10. Almonds and saffron facial mask to improve your skin tone

 Soak up few strands of saffron with almonds in water overnight and grind this mixture to acquire a fine paste. Slather this smooth paste all over your skin for 30 minutes. This beauty tip is excellent for dry and wrinkled skin. This recipe is a mild bleach your skin.

11. Saffron, milk and bengal gram anti-ageing fairness facial mask

 Take few strands of  saffron, one spoon of milk and one spoon of bengal gram. Soak up bengal gram in milk overnight and grind this mixture with ten strands of saffron and slather this mix all over your face for 40 minutes. Then wash off with cold water. This face mask is good for warding off signs of ageing and fine lines.

12.   Basil leaves and saffron anti-acne skin bleaching mask

Grind basil leaves with saffron and apply this mixture all over your face to heal acne and acne scars. Regular usage of this home remedy can bleach your skin to make you fair and beautiful. Good for oily and acne prone skin. Anti-bacterial properties of saffron drive out acne fast and help in fading off acne scars too.

Apart from these 12 tips, you can practice this ritual to get glowing skin-  Add few Strands of saffron to one spoon of ghee and heat ghee a little and add a spoon of sugar to ghee and inhale this through your nose. This process helps to make your skin glowing and health from deep within.


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