saffron diy face mask

Key Takeaways :

  • Soothing Properties: Saffron’s antioxidant properties might offer some mild anti-inflammatory effects, potentially soothing irritation or redness.
  • Glowing Potential: In theory, antioxidants could help protect the skin from damage, potentially leading to a brighter appearance.
  • NOTE! Allergic Reaction: While generally safe when ingested in small amounts, there’s a chance of an allergic reaction when applied topically, especially for sensitive skin.
Written by Vahid Epagloo, Food Consultant Updated:

Saffron is a coloring, delicious spice with a fragrant aroma, but this is not all. Saffron health benefits on the body and skin health are a long list of benefits. Cosmetic industries use this unique spice in their products to make them special. They use this spice to make lipstick, nail polish, shampoos and saffron facemasks. We are going to introduce 5 saffron masks that could make your skin glowing.

What is your daily skincare routine?

Do you have a skincare routine? Do you do this routine every day? First of all, you should know that in order to have a glowing and healthy skin you should have a daily routine for your skin and you have to choose this routine based on your skin tone and type. There are different skin types you should know yours.

Do you have a dry skin? You feel that you have oily skin? You want a glowing flawless skin? Saffron could help you. This expensive spice can make different face masks in combination with different ingredients that are used full for all skin types.

Check the flowing masks and choose the best one for your skincare and program your skincare routine.

5 DIY saffron face masks

There are various saffron masks that one of them is used for special skin type. We explain five of them here. You can make them yourself and use, just be careful to choose the proper mask for your skin.

Saffron milk mask

In order to make the homemade saffron milk mask, you just need milk and saffron. You can freeze this mask and use it during the week. Use half-cup warm milk and add 2-3 strands of saffron in it. Wait for 15-20 minutes, you need a teaspoon of this mixture each time. You can pour this into an empty ice cube and freeze it. Each day you can rub this freezing mask on your face. You should wash your face with cold water after 5-10 minutes.


  1. Do not use this mask if you have a sensitive skin.
  2. Use this mask 3 times a week.
  3. This mask removes acne scares due to the peeling effect.
  4. This mask could be used as cleaning one.
  5. When you want to massage your face with this mask, use the circular motion.

Saffron honey mask

One of the most simple homemade masks is this one. You should mix a tablespoon of honey with a pinch of saffron. It is better to brew the saffron first. After mixing these two, your mask is ready. Use a mask brush to rub the mask on your face. Do not massage your face with this mask. Wait 10-15 minutes, and wash your face with cold water. This mask will remove the dead skin cells and make your skin lightening.


  1. Do not use this mask more than two times a week. It is a very powerful peeling mask.
  2. You can add milk to this mask; if you add milk it is better to wait 5-10 minutes after brushing the mask.
  3. After using this mask, you should use sunscreen even in the room light.
  4. Use moisturizing cream after this mask.

Saffron and sunflower mask

This mask needs more time to be ready, if you want to use this; it is better to make it a day before the using day. You should brew your saffron and add 3-4 sunflower seed and put them in the fridge for a night. After almost 12 hours, you should put the mixture in the blender and blend it. You should add milk or rosewater to this mask. For the sensitive skin, the rosewater is more recommended. Rub this mask on your face with a brush and wait till it gets dry. Then wash your face.


  1. Use this mask twice a week.
  2. Sunflowers are full of vitamin E and make your face glowing.
  3. Using rosewater is recommended for sensitive and dry skin types.
  4. You can massage your face with this mask.

Saffron and almond mask

You should brew your spice first then add 1-2 almonds, and let them soak for 12 hours then blend this mixture and use it as a face mask. Wait 10-15 minutes, till the mask get dry on your face and then wash your face with cold water. This mask will help your skin to be hydrated and be moisturized. If you need to use a peeling mask, use the saffron and almond mask the day after the peeling one.


  1. You can brew your saffron in rose water or milk. For this mask rosewater is more recommended.
  2. You can use almond oil instead of almond. If you want to use the oil you should boil saffron and the oil together and make saffron, almond oil. This combination has more waiting time.
  3. You can use this mask 2 to 3 times a week. If you have a dry skin, this mask will help you.
  4. It is better to make this mask with ground saffron.
  5. You can use this mask anytime of your day, but using this mask before bed is more effective.

Saffron and yogurt mask

Use 2-3 teaspoons warm water to brew 3-4 saffron strands. Then add a tablespoon yogurt and mix them well. Use a mask brush to rub this mask on your face and wait for 15-20 minutes, then wash the mask. This mask is a lovely one for dull skin. This mask will bright your face and remove scars.

You can add 3-5 drops of lemon juice to this mask, it will be more powerful. Lemon adds the cleaning effect for your skin.


  1. If you want to have peeling you can add some turmeric to this mask.
  2. You can brew your saffron in rose water to have softer mask.
  3. Do not mix milk with this mask.
  4. You can put this mask in the fridge and use it cold.
  5. Use this mask two times a week.
  6. After using this mask you should use hydrating cream on your face.
  7. If you use this mask during the day, do not forget to use sunscreen.

Other saffron face masks

There are many other saffron masks with the various effects for different types of skin. You can use any kinds of saffron oil as a cream or in making masks.

You can combine saffron with olive oil for smooth and soft skin. You can use rose water in almost all saffron masks. You can add 3-5 drops of lemon juice to saffron mask; it could help cleaning your skin.

Do not forget, you should plan your skin care routine due to your skin type and tone.

One of the most famous saffron masks is a turmeric saffron mask. You could use milk or yogurt and add turmeric and saffron to them to make a paste. Then use it on your face, this mask is a powerful peeling one.

Which type of saffron is better to use for face masks?

You can use saffron threads or powder to make all kinds of saffron masks. It is better to use saffron powder. But you should be careful about buying saffron powder; there are lots of frauds that sell other herb powder instead of saffron powder. You should make ground saffron yourself or buy saffron powder from trusted sellers. The Ghaaneh saffron brand makes the powder from Negin and Super Negin. As you know these two are the highest and best quality of saffron.

If you want to make the powder yourself, it is better to use the high quality saffron. You want to use this on your face, it is really important to use the best type.


If you have a skin care routine, we offer you to add saffron masks to this routine. If you still have no skin care routine, it is better to plan one for yourself, use saffron masks to start this routine.

Undoubtedly saffron has awesome properties for health, not only the body oreganos, but also hair and skin. Using this expensive spice in your diet will help you to improve your body health, and using this spice in your skin care routine, or even for makeing masks in the occasions will affect the health of your skin. You can see its effect on your face after first use.


Can I use saffron mask every day?

Yes, but you should use different masks, for example if you use a saffron peeling mask today, tomorrow it will be better to use moisturizing one.

What if I use saffron masks during the night?

It is not recommended. Almost all saffron masks have some cleaning and peeling effects on your skin. As you know these kinds of masks should not use more that recommended time. Using them before bed is great and experts recommend this, but it is better to wash them before sleep.

Can I use saffron creams?

Yes, of course. You can use saffron creams to have improved your skin. But you would better use saffron masks and creams to get the best result. If you are not sure about the saffron positive effects on your skin, it is better to consult an expert.

Can I use these masks for my hair?

Saffron has a great and healthy effect on your hair, but the hair masks are different from the face ones. They may have similarities in the ingredients and usage method, but the effects and timing are different. You should better check the saffron hair masks.