How to Use Kesar for Skin Whitening, Glowing Skin and Acne Scars

saffron for skin whitening dark spots

Home remedies with kesar for fairness, Dark spots, Pigmentation and acne scars

Saffron is an expensive but very beneficial product that has been used since ages for good skin. In ancient times and even in Ayurveda it has been mentioned that this herb is used to enhance the beauty of the skin. Skin can have many concerns like the acne scars, dull shallow complexion, an irregular and patchy skin tone etc. So, this product is capable in giving relief from all that. Moreover, saffron stands are also used to achieve fairness and to lighten the skin complexion with in few days. Due to this very reason, a lot of companies have started using this ingredient in their skin whitening skin care range. Skin whitening is not achieved in a day but for that, everyday efforts are required.

Here, in this post we have shared the home remedies with which you can use kesar or saffron for skin whitening, for the cure of acne scars and marks and to keep the skin tone glowing. Try these herbal saffron methods everyday or as mentioned to get the desired results.

Why Saffron is Beneficial for Skin

Saffron is rich in minerals, vitamins and some pigments that heals the skin

Saffron strands also lighten the skin by reducing the melanin content of the skin layers.

Moreover, this amazing ingredient will also cure the irregular and dull skin complexion.

Saffron face packs can also minimize the pigmentation, blotchy skin or uneven skin tone.

This amazing ingredient can make the skin glowy and luminous which looks very attractive.

Saffron is safe for oily skin and skin that gets acne and pimples. Moreover, this will declog the clogged facial skin pores.

So, saffron has several benefits for skin and health. Packs and masks are just like the remedy which tightens, purifies and tones the skin. The main feature of facial packs is that they will give the benefits of the ingredients used and will keep the skin look glowing. Here are the best saffron or kesar packs and masks that are helpful for the skin whitening.

Rose and Saffron Toner for Skin whitening

Rose along with saffron (saffron) helps to lighten the skin on the deeper levels as rose is a gentle skin rejuvenating product. While the saffron also acts in the deep epidermal layer which gives whitening results. Daily application can certainly provide decent results though for faster results try to use sunscreen as well. This is because the complexion will else get back to the same from sun exposure. This lotion can be used on the pigmented lips to get rid of the darkness and pigmentation.

How to make it?

  1. Take 2-3 rose flower and pluck the petals from it.
  2. Now, put 2-3 teaspoonful of milk and 3-4 stands of saffron.
  3. Put everything in the grinder and grind.
  4. This should give a rosey pink colored paste.
  5. This is our facial pack with saffron for skin whitening that we will try.
  6. Cleanse the skin thoroughly and apply the pack.
  7. Allow this to work for at least 45 minutes.
  8. Yes, that is a lot of time but it has to be there for that long so that the skin gets maximum benefits.

Cucumber and Saffron whitening Pack

Cucumber is used in skin whitening and dark spots removal product for skin care. Reason is quite simple! This product will increase the fairness and skin looks quite flawless and better. Therefore, when we try saffron and cucumber together, then these two potential ingredient can give lightening sooner.


  1. Take a small piece of cucumber and mix 3-5 strands of saffron in it. 
  2. Blend everything in the grinder and then apply evenly on the face.
  3. Then you can wash the face after 20 minutes.
  4. This is a remedy for skin lightning that can be tried every day as this is ideal for all skin types.
  5. It does tone the skin and cucumber is a good skin toner while the sun burns are also treated with this.

Rice Powder for Skin Whitening

saffron for pigmentation

Yogurt and Saffron whitening Mask

This mask is suitable to whiten the skin as this has two very powerful ingredients like saffron and yoghurt. Yogurt is loaded with proteins and lactic acid while saffron is a very excellent fairness inducing product.


  • Take 2 teaspoonful of yoghurt and whip it well to make it smooth and creamy.
  • Then add 4-5 strands of saffron in it.
  • Allow this for 5 minutes, so that saffron can give its extracts.
  • Apply this on the face and then let this get dry.
  • Wash the face with cold water after 30 minutes, make sure that the yogurt or curd that you use should be milk cream free, at least while using this for oily combination skin.

Another set of some best proven home remedies which can help get a fair skin are the one’s mentioned below. Saffron along with other natural ingredients and herbs will help you to become 2-3 shades lighter in skin complexion. But you just have to use them continuously.

Yoghurt For Skin Whitening and Oily Skin 

Saffron and Sandalwood for Fair Skin

Sandalwood just like saffron is used a lot in home methods to get fair skin but both of the ingredients are quite expensive. Good thing is that they will give great results, this is how you can prepare it.

  1. Take 2 teaspoonful sandalwood powder in a small bowl or a dish.
  2. Now, you will need some saffron strands like 4-5 stands will do.
  3. In that, you have to mix 2 teaspoonful of rose water or milk.
  4. Milk is good for dry skin while rose water is ideal for oily combination skin.
  5. Mix everything well until a smooth paste is achieved.
  6. Apply on the face and then wash after leaving this saffron pack for 30 minutes.
  7. You can use this 3 times in a week.

Homemade Sandalwood for fair skin

Saffron and Milk Remedy for Lightening

Milk and kesar are compatible ingredients that will give herbal fairness. These two will suit everyone and including the people who have got sensitive skin or even the acne prone skin.


  1. In 2 teaspoonful of fat free milk, add 4-5 stands of saffron.
  2. Give this some time, so that the extracts of saffron can mix well in the mix.
  3. Then mix this again and apply on the face.
  4. This is not a thick paste or pack hence this liquid lotion has to be massaged.
  5. You just take some on the clean hands and massage over the face.

You can also use milk powder instead of milk. The recipe is simple and quick. Do follow the steps below.

  • Take 2-3 teaspoonful of milk powder and add 2-3 strands of saffron in it.
  • Make paste with some rose water.
  • Apply on the skin and leave for 30 minutes.
  • Wash after that.  
  • This can be tried daily at the suitable time though evening is the best.

Buttermilk for Skin whitening

Papaya and Saffron Packs for Dark Spots

Papaya is a papain rich fruit which is also a good source of natural vitamin C. Vitamin C have been used for the skin care since ages and this vitamin in papaya will get rid of the dark spots and black spots from the face faster. Dark spots can be due to acne etc but papaya along with saffron can surely lighten them over the time.

saffron for skin

How to use this?

  1. Take a small chunk of ripe fresh papaya. In that, add 4-5 strands of saffron and then grind to attain paste.
  2. This papaya paste is rich in the papaya enzymes, citrus acid and the goodness of saffron.
  3. Apply this on the face and leave for 30 minutes.
  4. Wash the face with cold water after the 30 minutes time.
  5. Doing this daily will help you to get rid of those stubborn dark spots and acne marks as well.
  6. This can also be used to treat the dark spots on legs and other body parts other than the face.

There are other wonderful remedies for dark spots as well, which we have shared in detailed do read How to get rid of dark spots and black spots

How to use Saffron for Acne Scars and Pigmentation

Acne scars due to pimples and the pigmentation is another major thing that can be cured using the saffron remedies. Here’s how you can try saffron or kesar for marks, scars and hyper pigmentation.

Saffron with Watermelon for Scars

Saffron can also be used to get rid of the marks and scars from the face resulting from the pimples. Here, we will try saffron with watermelon. Watermelon is a gentle and water loaded fruit which is good for or everyday use for oily and acne prone skin. It does heal the sun burns as well as the excessive oiliness. In summers, this will be extremely useful.


  1. Cut a thin slice of watermelon and using a spoon mash this.
  2. It is very easy to get mashed and in that put couple of saffron pieces.
  3. Give it few minutes and then apply on the face and neck as well.
  4. Wash the face thoroughly after 30 minutes.
  5. This also gives immense benefits in making the skin fairer and radiant.
  6. Try this everyday, if possible.
  7. This is quite gentle on the skin hence suitable for sensitive skin as well.

Tomato with Saffron for Acne Scars 

Take a tomato, medium to small size will do and cut it into half. Squeeze the tomato and get that juice out of the tomato. In that add few strands of saffron and after few minutes, apply this on the face. Wash after 30 minutes. This much time is the ideal as during this much time, the skin will soak the tomato’s lycopene and vitamin C which will loosen the dead skin and also works on the deep layers on the skin. This process will result in the removal of the acne scars faster. Application of this remedy to get rid of scars can be done 3 times in a week.

How to Use tomato for Acne Scars and marks

Apple and Saffron Mask for glow

Apple is another product which is compatible with saffron and gives glow on the skin. This face pack with saffron for glowing skin is excellent. 


  • Take a piece of apple and incorporate 5-6 strands of saffron into it.
  • Grind or blend it and attain a smooth paste of apple saffron mixture.
  • Apply this over the face and leave for 45 minutes.
  • During this time, the skin will get rejuvenated and gets healed.
  • Moreover, continuous use of this pack will help getting a naturally fairer skin complexion.

Saffron and Holy Basil (Tulsi) Leaves for Pimples

Saffron and basil pack is a cooling and soothing pack that will treat the scars and pimples also effectively since tulsi is scar healing and also is a good anti anti-bacterial product.

Preparation method:

  1. Take tulsi or holy basil’s leaves, around 10-11 will be sufficient.
  2. Crush the leaves and make paste.
  3. Then mix few saffron strands.
  4. Mix and then apply on the face using clean fingers.
  5. Rinse the face after 30 minutes.

Saffron with Honey for pigmentation

Saffron and honey is a complete combination for skin lightening. Honey is suitable for all skin types and lightens and gentle bleaches the skin tone. While saffron is well known for its fairness giving properties. This is extremely simple remedy and best face pack for pigmentation on face


  1. Just pour 2 teaspoonful of honey in a dish and add 5-6 strands of saffron.
  2. Mix with fingers or spoon.
  3. Then apply this all over the face and wash your skin after 25 minutes.
  4. This is a safe method even for the acne prone skin too.
  5. So, you can use this healing saffron mask daily for quick results.

Natural Remedies for hyper pigmentation cure at home

Saffron Milk Drink for Fairness

Even saffron milk is also suitable for health and to get skin whitening. You can prepare saffron milk and drink it daily to improve the skin complexion inside. External application of saffron is fine but when we drink the milk of saffron then also it show good benefits in removing the dullness and brightening the face. Here, is a quick tip on how to prepare it.

saffron milk

How to prepare saffron milk drink

  1. Take a glass of milk and boil it.
  2. You should boil it well and then allow this to get cool down to the temperature you can easily drink.
  3. Warm milk is good in winters to get  good night sleep.
  4. When the milk get cool down then add 4-5 strands of kesar, also add few spoons of sugar.
  5. One to two teaspoonfuls are okay for most of us.
  6. In anyways, too much sugar is not a good thing, hence do consider that.
  7. Mix everything and drink this milk everyday.

Do you know how to check the real saffron?

Real saffron has many advantages and benefits for skin and health. But these days, a lot of bad products or fake products are available in the market. Therefore, you have to be careful that this should not be the case that you buy saffron so expensively and the product is not worth it or is non genuine. At times, you will get the fake saffron which is not the real one but is a mix of other herbs as well.

The real and high quality saffron would be reddish orange in color with light orange upper part on the tip area. Moreover, in order to identify the original saffron stands, you can you can soak it in the water and then see how the color changes. This means that if the orang-ish red color oozes out immediately, it is the not the real one but when the color takes some time to some then this is the original saffron.

Having said that powder of saffron is hard to detect as the powder is mixed with some colorant which will give saffron like color but isn’t a true variant, therefore buying the strands is a better choice.

So, these were the remedies with saffron to treat the acne scars, marks etc and to get the skin whitening at home.  

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About Niesha

Hi, I am Niesha Jeenwal. A beauty blogger, who's been in Blogging world for the past 3.5 years and started my first blog which is an Indian makeup and beauty blog while Tips and is mostly dedicated to natural ways and treatments to achieve good skin, hair and health. :) Allow me 2-3 days to reply to your mails or comments. xoxo

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