Often taken for granted are the myriad benefits of saffron, given that apart from having very positive effects on personal health, such as insomnia, anxiety, diseases and digestive problems, among many others, saffron also provides many nutrients to one’s outer beauty, which ultimately similarly translates into health. It is very important to take care of yourself inside and out, nevertheless, one’s skin is our most exposed layer, and a healthy skin is always a sign of good health.
In the cosmetics market, saffron is also highly prized, as it has been verified that by applying it to certain cosmetic products very favourable results for one’s skin can be obtained, but today we would like to tell you about the benefits of saffron for a very prevalent problem in society, and which is worrisome due to the appearance caused to one’s skin, those blemishes as a result of age or pigmentation and acne.
What causes skin blemishes and acne?
Skin blemishes are changes in the skin which occur when the natural colour of one’s skin changes for different reasons, whilst certainly true that the most common causes are those resulting from an excess of pigmentation, that is, from melanin. Similarly excessive skin exposure to sun can cause this type of spots, or if already having spots, may darken or commence to take on a different colour tone.
One identifies Acne with adolescents, in their period of hormonal changes, however, that’s not always the case as some adults also suffer from this disease. Specifically, acne is an infection of the pores of the skin, which end up forming those famous pimples that is identified with acne. Some of the most frequent causes of this disease are food, stress, hormonal changes and even poor hygiene.
Why does saffron have so many benefits for these skin reactions?
The main reason why saffron is beneficial for this type of skin changes is due to its whitening properties, so that by applying it on the skin, one can once again obtain its uniform tone. Furthermore, saffron has an antibacterial and exfoliating properties, making it a perfect condiment for skin treatment and hygiene.
Homemade saffron recipe to remove acne and skin blemishes
As always, at Antonio Sotos, we favour the use of homemade remedies when the problem or disorder at hand has not reached very severe levels, as it has been proven that its effects are very beneficial, and especially when it comes to something so natural which does not have any chemicals which can change the skin in other aspects.
Homemade saffron recipe ingredients:
- 5 or 6 basil leaves.
- 10 or 12 saffron strands
- 2 tablespoons of rose water.
Mix the 10 – 12 saffron strands with the two tablespoons of rose water. Set aside for an hour. Then, crush all the basil leaves to the point of generating a thick paste to which, once finished, the saffron strands and rose water is added to.
With the ensuing thick paste, apply onto the affected area of skin and leave to rest for 30 minutes. Afterwards, gently wash off with cold water.
Do you wish to obtain good results with this homemade recipe? Well then repeat the process 3 days a week and you will notice how the acne and blemishes begin to change their appearance.