Saffron or kesar is the most expensive spice in the world but still widely used in Indian kitchen households for its amazing flavour and aroma. How many of you know the benefits of using saffron on the skin? Saffron is a common ingredient in the preparation of various skincare products for its numerous benefits for the skin. From making your skin look young to keep it moisturised, saffron can really transform your skin if you use it right. One of the best ways of enjoying its benefits for the skin and treating your different skin problems is by using saffron face packs. 

For Smooth, Glowing Skin


Sandalwood and saffron work along well to give you a flawless and glowing skin. To prepare this mask, you need:

  • 1 tablespoon sandalwood powder
  • 2-3 saffron strands
  • 2 teaspoons milk 

How To Prepare?

In a bowl, add all the ingredients well and mix. Apply all over the face and neck. When it starts to dry, massage gently for a few minutes. Wash your face and pat dry. You can use this pack twice a week. 

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For Dry Skin

You just need two ingredients to prepare this face mask and it gives you soft and moisturised skin. 

Ingredients Required:

  • 2-3 strands of saffron
  • 1 tbsp Honey


In a bowl, add both the ingredients. Using your fingers massage all over face and neck gently. Keep it for a few minutes and then wash. 

For Dull Skin

glowing skin saffron pack

Saffron and milk can work wonders for your dull and tired-looking skin. This face pack also helps in exfoliating your skin and reduces acne and pimples. 

You need:

  • Pinch of saffron
  • 4 tbsp of milk


In a bowl, add milk and soak saffron for a few hours. Using a cotton ball, apply this mix all over your face and neck. Let it dry and then wash with normal water. 

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For Skin Lightening

This saffron mask has ingredients that take away the dead layers and dullness from your face and make it look bright and beautiful!

Ingredients Required:

  • 2-3 strands of saffron
  • 1 tsp milk
  • 1 tsp water
  • 2 drops coconut oil
  • Pinch of sugar


  • In a bowl, soak saffron in water and keep it overnight. 
  • Next day, add milk, sugar, and oil to the mix and combine. 
  • Using a brush or a cotton ball, apply this face pack all over your face and neck. Keep for 15 minutes and then wash. 

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For Ageing Skin

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We all wish for young-looking, beautiful skin. Using saffron with rose water helps in toning the skin, which makes your skin look toned and young. 

Ingredients Required:

  • Few strands of saffron
  • Rosewater


In a bowl, add saffron and rose water. Using a cotton ball, apply all over face and neck. Keep for 30 minutes and the wash. 

All these face packs can be prepared using natural ingredients but it is best to do a patch test on your hand before applying these on your face. Do share the results with us! For more beauty-related stories and DIYs, stay tuned to HerZindagi.