Saffron for Skin
Under eye bags, Wrinkles, Dark circles, Saffron for Skin
This article talks about usefulness of Saffron for skin, a very exensive herb! When used in conjunction with Cucumber extracts it helps with under eye bags, dark circles and wrinkles.
Harsh UV rays , lack of sleep, stress, and strain and air pollution are all the causative factors for premature aging of skin, because of which dark circles and wrinkles occur around the eyes. The harsh UV rays damage the skin by creating a huge amount of free radicals on the surface and they damage a wide range of skin components including Collage, Elastin and Melanin.
Collagen – Healthy collagen is smooth and supple but when it gets affected by free radicals, fine lines and dark circles occur.
Elastin – Due to free radicals, the skin loses the ability to spring back. Its suppleness gets diminished and it looks aged.
Saffron or Crocus Sativum has great antioxidant, immune promoting and nourishing properties, and is helpful for people with normal skin to dry skin tones. Saffron has radical scavenging activities. As per Ayurveda, it also has Varnya properties meaning, that it gives skin a nice color and a glow.
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Saffron makes the skin supple and smooth. It helps to relieve dark circles and wrinkles of the skin.
The main components of saffron are Crocin ( one that gives color and glow) and Safranal (one that is responsible for its aromatic smell).
Saffron promotes healthy complexion (IMM, 390:Ayurveda Saukhyam, 60), and is also helpful in clearing spots and blemishes (DV, 140; UD, 203). Ref.: Indian Herbal therapies by C.P. Khare.
Eye creams that are fortified with Saffron oil and Cucumber oil, along with Manjishta, have a synergic action, and these creams help to prevent skin conditions like dark circles, bags around the eyes, and wrinkles. One such product in the market is Saffron & Cucumber Under Eye cream.
I hope the above article Saffron for skin helps all understand and find a product that can help take care of many skin conditions.
Dr. Veena Deo is an Ayurvedic Doctor in India. All the information provided above and opinions expressed above are her own and should not be construed as medical advise. This information and on herbal supplements is provided for educational purposes only.