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DIY : Saffron And Oatmilk Face Mask For Normal To Dry Skin

Updated on February 15, 2016

Saffron - the age old beauty ingredient


Saffron - the spice for a radiant blemish free skin

Saffron threads known for their scintillating aroma and subtle healing and revitalizing power, are derived from the dry stigmas of the flower Crocus sativus.

It requires around 50,000-75,000 flowers to glean 1 pound (1 lb) or 450 grams of dry saffron.

After extraction, the stigmas are dried quickly on low flame and sealed in airtight containers.

No machines are used for saffron farming. The delicate flowers are hand picked at dawn before they open, to preserve the aroma of saffron threads.

This plant is a native of Greece and South-West Asia.

Saffron derives its golden-yellow color from the dye alpha crocin present in its threads. Natural compounds pi crocin and safranal contained in it are responsible for its fragrance and sweet bitter taste.

Also called Angel's hair, saffron threads top the charts when it comes to skin rejuvenation and glow.

Being rich in antioxidants zeaxanthin, lycopene, alpha- and beta- carotene, saffron is a great skin toner, removes acne and blemishes and fades away the tan.

Oatmeal - a natural way to nourish your skin


Oatmeal for a smooth, wrinkle free face

Oatmeal (Latin name Aveena Sativa) besides being a fiber rich super food, is a natural skin cleanser, moisturizer and pore tightener. Its skin healing properties were known to ancient Greeks and Romans.

It has been approved by the FDA as a skin protectant for relieving dryness and inflammation including insect stings, rashes, and eczema.

Oats contain a special complex sugar beta glucan along with soluble and insoluble fiber, that absorb water to swell up into a thick paste that restores the moisture level of skin, binds the epidermal cells to prevent dryness and flaking of skin and forms a thin film on the skin surface, strengthening the natural skin barrier and preventing water loss from its surface to make it soft and supple.

Oats are laden with natural vitamin-E and superior quality lubricating fats that rejuvenate the damaged skin.

Oats are laden with avenanthramide that stimulate collagen synthesis and help prevent skin aging.

Saponins, the natural cleansers present in oats, have emulsifying and foaming properties. They gently remove dead cells, dirt, and oil from skin pores.

Oats also help restore the normal skin pH and soothe the dry, itchy, irritated skin.

Pulverized Rolled Oats

Add milk to oat powder and cook

Saffron Threads In Oatmilk Paste

Saffron and Oatmilk Face Mask For A Normal To Dry Skin

Things you require to make this face mask -


  • One-fourth cup rolled oats.
  • Half cup whole milk.
  • 6-8 threads of Saffron.
  • Few drops of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (optional).

How to prepare this beauty recipe ?


  1. Fine grind the oats in a herb or coffee grinder and process into a powder.
  2. Put the pulverized oats in a bowl and add whole milk to it.
  3. Boil for approximately 3 minutes on medium heat or microwave for about two to two and a half minutes (2-2.5 min).
  4. Add saffron threads to it and allow it to cool for around half an hour.
  5. Those with an extra dry skin can add a few drops of olive oil to this thick yellow paste.
  6. Wash your face with lukewarm water. Pat dry and apply this thick paste evenly on face and neck and leave for 10 minutes.
  7. Remove with a piece of damp cotton wool.
  8. Wash the face with water, pat dry with a soft towel and apply moisturizer to lock the goodness within your skin.

Whole Milk to Whiten and Brighten your Skin

Milk is an emulsion of fat globules in a water-based fluid. Milk fat is in the form of triacylglycerols and phospholipids that restore the natural lipid layer of the skin.

It is rich in fat-soluble vitamins -A, -D, and -E, along with essential fatty acids Linoleic and Linolenic acid, that naturally brighten and lighten the skin.

Milk is also a good source of B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, B6, B12, folic acid, pantothenic acid) and minerals calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium that prevent premature aging and help remove blemishes and solar lentigines.

Milk contains mild alpha hydroxy- acids lactic acid and citric acid that act as natural peeling agents making it a gentle exfoliating agent and an excellent cleanser.They also aid in shrinking open pores and impart a smooth texture to the skin.

Milk soothes skin irritation allergies, treats sunburn, removes tan and softens the dry and damaged skin.

Olive oil to treat extra dry skin

If you have an extremely dry, damaged, irritated sensitive skin, then you would have to add a few drops of olive oil to your face recipe else the face mask could lead to irritation and skin rash.

Olive oil is obtained from the fruit of Olea Europea. Extra virgin olive oil is the best form to use for skin purposes, as it is obtained by mechanical extraction process from olives and is free from impurities that get added during chemical treatment in the manufacture of cooking grade oil.

It was used in ancient Egypt alongside beeswax as a cleanser, moisturizer and an antibacterial agent. It is also good for massage and to eliminate the build-up of lactic acid in the body.

Squalene, a natural fat contained in olive oil cures seborrheic dermatitis, acne, psoriasis and protects the skin from sun-induced damage and various types of skin cancers.

Olive oil is a rich source of MUFA (Mono Unsaturated Fatty Acids) that aid in vitamin-D synthesis by the skin. Its main constituent oleic acid removes dryness and restores the skin barrier.


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    • shraddhachawla profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago

      It is available online Vespa, but just look for high quality Kashmir Saffron.

    • shraddhachawla profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago

      Thanks Vespa. On the basis of my own experience I can say that turmeric can lead to mild skin irritation and redness if you have a sensitive or normal to dry skin, and it is also believed that turmeric application can lead to an increased risk of sun tan or sunburns if you move out in sun even on the next day. That is the reason I personally avoid using turmeric on my face. But since it is a great antiseptic agent, if you have already applied turmeric based face masks then you can go ahead with it, else perform a patch test with it behind the ear lobe or on your back. If the subjected patch does not show any signs of irritation until at least 48 hours later, then apply it on to your face.

      And thank you for believing on me, and trying this beauty recipe. It is my personal beauty secret, and trust me it works wonders, especially when you need a refreshing look and only have a few minutes time for that. You can try to get saffron from some online store if not available in Peru, but the quality really matters. If I find good quality saffron anywhere on the internet, I would let you know.

    • vespawoolf profile image


      3 years ago from Peru, South America

      I love homemade beauty masks and have tried all these ingredients on my skin except the saffron. I don´t know where I can get it in Peru. I might try this tonight but with turmeric instead. Oatmeal is very soothing and it´s been a while since I´ve used it. Thank you for this informative and well-written Hub!

    • shraddhachawla profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago

      Very well said Jo. I myself use saffron based face packs.Added to milk for dietary purposes, it is a great cough and cold remedy due to its anti viral properties.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      3 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      A very useful and informative hub. I use saffron for my eyes, it's great for eye care and vision, such a pity it is so expensive. Great hub, interesting and well done.

    • shraddhachawla profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago

      Thanks for your feedback Theresa. Olive oil is indeed a wonderful natural moisturizer loaded with antioxidants and it also wards off skin allergies.

    • Theresa Jonathan profile image

      Theresa Jonathan 

      3 years ago from Maseru, Lesotho

      Very useful Hub! Skin treatment should be a routine and if it could be done at home with minimum cost is commendable. I often use olive oil to protect my hand when I am engaged in the kitchen; it really make a difference!


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