saffron face mask for glowing skin
Written by Vahid Epagloo, Food Consultant Updated:

Saffron has lots of health benefits, and using it does not mean that just eat it, it also means use it as a cream and mask, not only for skin care, but also for hair. The usage of this magical spice in cosmetic industries is not only because of its colour and aroma, but also due to its great health benefits. In this article, Queen of flowers gathers some description to making saffron face masks.

Why should we use face masks?

Today due to pollution and industrial life our skin and especially our face skin has been damaged. These damages show themselves  as dry skin, dark spots on the skin, sensitive skin and dehydrated skin. Using different kinds of face masks could help us to have flawless skin. Skin experts believe that it is better to use masks with natural ingredient.

According to all the today’s life problems, we all need to have a daily routine in order to a healthier life. Undoubtedly one of the most important daily routines that we need is beauty routine that includes skin care routine. There are many skin products based on skin types, we should choose the best one or make it based on skin benefits we need.

10 Top saffron face mask

The simplest saffron face mask is its water. Add two or three stigmas or a pinch of powder of the spice to one or two tablespoon hot water and after 10 minutes use it. You can also put the brewed spice in the fridge and use it cold.

There are many great combinations to add to the saffron face mask to make it better and healthier, here are 10 of these combined homemade saffron masks.

  • Turmeric and saffron face mask

Add a pinch of the golden spice to 2 tablespoons hot water, wait for 5 to 10 minutes. Now add turmeric and mix it to the brewed spice. You should have yellow dough. Rub this mask on your face, and after 4 minutes, wash your face. This face mask is a cure for acne and help you have a brighter face. It is better for you to use it two times a week.

  • Lemon juice and sunshine spice mask

Add a pinch of sunshine spice to 2 tablespoons lemon juice and rub it on your face. This mask is recommended for the oily skin, because it is a very good mask for cleansing and hydrating the skin. You can use this mask 3 times a week.

  • The red gold and sunflower seeds mask

Mix 3 or 4 sunflower seed with 3 threads of the red gold and, and add them to the milk or mineral water. Put them in the fridge for 24 hours. After that grind the mixture to make dough and rub it on your face. When the dough dries, wash it. You should use this mask twice a week to get a better result. This mask is full of E vitamin and helps you have a soft and bright skin.

  • Sugar and the golden spice mask

Brew some spice; add 2 or 3 drops of olive or coconut oil, milk and sugar to it. Mix them. Now use a piece of bread to rub the mixture on your face, and wait for 15 minutes, and then wash your face. It is better to use this mask 3 to 4 times a week. This sweet mask is a good one to cleansing, peeling and improving your skin. It is recommended that after using peeling mask you should use sunscreen cream. Do not massage your face when you use this mask. This peeling mask helps your skin to remove dead skin cells.

The peeling masks help you refreshed skin of your face, you should try them, but not much, at most 3 times a week could be great.

  • Yogurt, lemon and saffron face mask

Add a pinch of brewed spice to a tablespoon of yogurt and lemon. Mix it well and rub it on your face. When it dries, wash your face. This mask is ant ageing and could remove the acnes. It means that using this mask would help you have a youthful appearance.

  • Honey and magical spice mask

Mix the spice and honey together, and then massage this mixture upward and circular on your face. Use this mask each 2 or 3 days. This face mask hydrates your skin and remove the blemishes.

  • Sandalwood and saffron face mask

You should use sandalwood powder. Mix the sandalwood powder with the spice and milk, to make dough. Rub this dough on your face and massage. After 20 minutes you should wash your face. Use this mask once a week. This awesome mask helps you have a brighter and softer skin.

  • Milk and the golden spice mask

Brew some spice in milk and rub it on your face. After 10 t0 15 minutes wash it. Use this mask 3 or 4 times in a week. With the peeling effect, this mask helps to remove acnes.

You can also put this mixture in the ice cube and freeze it. Anytime you want, you can rub this ice cubes on your face.

  • Milk powder and saffron face mask

Mix brewed spice with milk powder to make dough. Rub it on your face. Massage it on your face for 10 to 15 minutes and then wash it. You can use this mask 3 or 4 days a week. This mask is recommended to eliminate the dryness and dullness of the skin.

  • Four and the magic spice mask

Brewed the spice in milk and then add flour to make dough. Rub this dough on your face and wash it after 3 to 4 minutes. This mask is good to remove acnes, and help you have softer and shiny skin. You can use different kinds

how to make saffron mask

of flour, like almond flour to make this mask. In this method, you would have the excellent choice of using the nourishing ingredients, like flour, almond and the golden spice.


Important points

There are some points about using homemade saffron face masks.

  • Point 1: You can use rose water instead of water. Also, you can add rose water to all the masks we mentioned above, just be careful not to add too much.
  • Point 2: If you use different oils like almond oil, sesame oil, coconut oil or jojoba oil in you skincare routine, you can add 3-4 saffron strands to them, and take the advantages of the healing properties of this ancient spice. It is recommended to use these golden spice masks at night before bed.
  • Point 3: Do not use any homemade face mask, you should make and use the mask according to the skin types.
  • Point 4: It is recommended to use the powder from of the ancient spice instead of 2-3 stands.
  • Point 5: As mentioned above, some of these masks are scrubs and peeling one, be careful, not to use them more than 3 times a week, and each time you rub them on your face, wash it after 3 minutes.
  • Point 5: Use real saffron to make homemade face masks. You may think it is not important to use fake saffron to make masks, but if you use the fake ones or even poor quality ones, you could not take the benefits of saffron.


Saffron has many usages, because it is really beneficial. You can use it in your food, desserts, and beverages or just drink it in water. In addition, you can make masks for your skin and hair with this magical spice. We explain some of these masks here, use them will help you improve your skin. There are many cosmetic industrials that make different kinds of masks for different types of skin and hair. If you cannot make homemade saffron masks you can buy them.