Not only a delicious ingredient to use in the kitchen, saffron is truly a panacea for the summer beauty routine and for your beauty. Here's all you need to know
If I tell you saffron surely the first thing that comes to mind is certainly not its beauty properties. More probably you have thought about the ingredient to combine with risotto or pasta for delicious dishes to serve on the table. Saffron, however, is much more than a cooking ingredient, in fact it is a real cure especially in summer. In fact these precious red pistils contain many perfect properties for beauty and well-being under the sun.
First, saffron has antidepressant and toning properties: add it then, not only to the risotto or pasta already mentioned, but take advantage of its benefits by adding it to yogurt or to prepare delicious desserts or herbal teas. This boost will help you face the last weeks of work before the holidays or the summer session of university exams.
Thanks to its properties, saffron also helps against menstrual pain, which tends to amplify with the heat of the summer season. In the case of a particularly painful cycle, dissolve saffron in a cup of hot water or milk. You can also add a teaspoon of honey if you wish. This drink, to drink in the evening, will help you relieve the pain of cramps.
But let's go back to the beauty properties of this ingredient that we all have at home. Saffron is considered the king of antioxidants, in fact it counteracts the action of free radicals that lead to aging of the body and the skin. It is also rich in Vitamins B1 and B2 as well as crocetin, crocin and picrocrocin and natural antioxidants.
If you want to try some do-it-yourself beauty recipes, here are some masks that you can prepare to optimize the effects of saffron on your skin.
For a purified and shiny skin you can add a pinch of saffron to a tablespoon of chickpea flour to create a delicate scrub to use once a week before showering to eliminate all dead cells and impurities of the body and have a skin smooth and bright.
To get golden reflections in the hair
Thanks to its antioxidant properties, saffron can help strengthen the roots and give the hair bright and golden reflections, especially if you have blond or brown hair. To obtain golden reflections, dissolve a sachet of saffron in half a liter of hot water: let it take a yellowish color and then use the lotion on damp hair, already washed with shampoo and conditioner. Do not rinse and leave your hair to dry without using a hair dryer. Repeat the treatment once a week until the hair has taken the desired golden reflections.
For a more tanned skin
This recipe will help you achieve a uniform and radiant complexion in the summer period by strengthening the skin and melatonin. Mix the saffron with the papaya and apply the mix on the clean face, leaving it on for 15 minutes. Papain contained in the papaya helps the skin to get rid of dead cells, while the properties of saffron prevent skin spots and wrinkles. Saffron will also give you a more beautiful and healthy tan, in fact it contains a very high percentage of carotenoids, such as lycopene, alpha-carotene and beta-carotene.