Saffron+Yogurt+Gram Flour Anti-Tan Face Pack: DIY

So finally I thought I must share some of my home made skin care tips and packs, before that I have to tell you that back in 2002 or so, I was really tanned , you have to believe me (I know readers on my FB list wont believe it) But this was the school carelessness and then I moved in the direction of tan removal and skin lightening from the kitchen.  I have tried every single thing from the kitchen for my skin, and believe me every little thing works! Over the years, I have tried to stay away from patchy sun tanned skin. Since I have tried so many things, many things have stopped working for me, like milk powder does not work for me if I make a pack out of it, but one of the many things that still works on my non-virgin skin is the following:

Anti Tan Face Pack

For the pack what you need to do is soak kesar overnight in curd/yogurt, I am using homemade version of yogurt. I soak two spoons of curd and ten kesar leaves/strands. I keep it to rest in the fridge and when i mix it up in the curd next morning, it looks like.

Yogurt Saffron Gram Flour Face Mask

kesar and milk

this..the kesar makes the curd look yellow, something like what haldi does too, but I prefer kesar any day. I am using the Everest kesar, you get it anywhere, I got it from Nilgiri;s supermarket.See how the yogurt and kesar mix is ready..

kesar yogurt

This is the Everest one used here, Saffron i feel is very potent to lighten and even out skin, haldi would do the same but on me effect of kesar is very evident so much so that my neighbor once asked me why do you so bright and light, that is when I had used kesar and raw milk mix to clean my face.

kesar or saffron

Now in those two spoons yogurt, you have thicken it to make it like a pack, use one spoon of besan or gram flour, it would look somewhat similar in color, the yellow will be retained.

gram flour

After you mix the besan, this is what it should look like! it gets thick and this much is enough for one time use, I hate making huge amount of products and then throw them away, I would rather make it afresh next day 🙂

yogurt, flour & kesar face pack

Apply this on and leave it for 15 mins or till is semi-dry. I don like to wait to get it dry and all itchy and then remove, I remove it semi wet and rub it in circular motion to remove it. Voila! bright even skint tone is what you get!

saffron face pack

Once you are done, you can soak a fresh batch of kesar and yogurt, use a few drops of milk too if you need, and rest it in the fridge. You can even use it daily since I find it very cooling and we need this for this summer, i tan very fast, I look very red too so I find yogurt very soothing.It also makes skin supple.

I have oily acne prone skin type, now that you know I used to be very tanned back in school, you wont recognize me if you happen to see my pics 😛 For me kitchen items have been most useful and I have tried everything under the sun from the kitchen 😛 and it helped me get a better even skin tone. Hope this one helps too. This works like a charm, if you try it and like it, let me know if you want me share other things which worked for me for the stubborn tan.

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66 thoughts on “Saffron+Yogurt+Gram Flour Anti-Tan Face Pack: DIY

  1. Lovely DIY Neha… Awesome… *clap* yes kitchen ingredients r d best I totally agree *hifive* I ll try this.. I’ll get kesar soon now … *thankyou*

  2. Thanku for naming everest as i wasnt aware dey hav safr0n… Thanku thanku… M g0na try dis 4 my hands dey r badly tanned

  3. very nice post neha *puchhi* i remembr u did a homemade scrubs post i rgreatly benefitted from it… *powder* thanku 🙂

    but curd doesnt work for breaks me outcan u suggest other tan removal tips.. surely do that post.. *haan ji*

  4. Oh k… No I hav one at home that says kesar but it mentions milk masala… I’ll ask the dukaan wala… *thankyou* 😀

  5. Hi Neha Ma’am, keep reading your posts and loving your lips all the time..! *shy*
    I also love using besan+ haldi+ homemade curd on my’s such a soothing, detanning and blemish-lightening pack…last year I used it daily for around a month and was very happy with the result…. *preen* Never used kesar though… I thought it won’t be so easily available… But now would look for Everest kesar… *scared*

    1. *thankyou* *thankyou* *puchhi* any kesar would do 🙂 yes this yogurt and kesar would be even better and just right for summer tortured skin *haan ji*

      1. Thank you so much for replying…..this was my first comment here which escaped moderation…. 😛 Love your skincare wisdom anytime….. *powder* N thanks for the useful tips… *thankyou* *puchhi*

  6. wow nice DIY neha di *woot* i always love kesar for the skin… thanks for the post because i recently went to a water park and my skin has become really tan *waaa*

  7. Thanks so much for this Neha *puchhi* *puchhi* Just in time it has come *powder* *powder* I was desperate *powder* …..actually na, you should start a series of sort from your diary *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance*

  8. Wow neha..*clap* this is always tels me to use kesar and milk to cleanse my face..never did that..but,i had used kesar for a srcub and it worked amazingly..
    U have put it up in such way that i am tempted to try it right now to remove all my tan and look glowing on my D-day *powder* wil try it for sure regularly.. *happy dance*
    Share more diys 🙂

  9. i love this diy neha… *haan ji* *haan ji* i tan easily too.. *headbang* *cry* *cry* ..trying this…and please share more *happydance* *happydance* *happydance*

  10. wow this sounds like magic.. *woot* *woot* Bookmarking this page.. 🙂 🙂

    Neha in the last piccy it looks like shrikhand.. *drool* *drool* *drool* and now I am hungry.. I want shrikhand *cry* *cry* *cry* *waaa* *waaa*

    *hunterwali* *hunterwali* to you for putting that last piccy and tempting me..

      1. yep I love Kesar and Badam pista shrikhand and for amrakhand Chitale’s tastes the besshtt… you used to reside in Pune no? you must be knowing Chitale’s

  11. hi neha… superb article.. i too used to tan a lot back in school days… but we hardly cared abt the tan or the pimples, or the unruly eyebrows..haina?? wish i had taken care of my skin from that time only.. i miss school 🙁

    loved the way you have explained the whole process. will def try this. plz share recipe for tan removal from arms and feet… would be very useful.

  12. Neha I have sensitive & acne oily skin and pimples come out why I use milk and curd *waaa* I want to ask can I use this ?? *scared* And in how many days it will show its effects? I want glowing and lighter skin will it be good for me?? *scared* *scared*

  13. aww i think its is soothing
    it will show instant results it does on me
    if tan is too bad then keep using daily *thankyou*

  14. You and tan..? *shock* *shock* You are right.. we are not believing it.. And where do I get kesar online? Yahan to no one knows abt kesar.. 🙁 *cry* *cry* *cry*

    1. any brand na dabur also has it jomol told me
      everest is there
      and any kesar more or less
      i was tanned and i donno i worked on my skin and now i am *preen*
      no one believes it not even my school frends believe its me now 😛

  15. Very useful post and at ryt tym *happydance* *happydance*
    I saw ur straightening wali pic, u r very gori gori *preen* *oye balle*

  16. *clap* *clap* very nice post neha di… will try.. dhup me shopping kr kr k black and white face ho gya hai… *headbang*

  17. The pack sounds so refreshing and fresh Neha.. *woot* And Yayyy i will try it right away tmrw 😀
    And the pics are taken so well, they look yum!!! *jai ho* *hifive* *preen*

  18. yayy.. i have also oily acne prone skin n m hoping for a success.. *happydance* *happydance* *happydance*
    so dis is secret *secret* behind ur flawless glowing skin dear.. *jai ho* *jai ho* *jalwa* *jalwa*

  19. Wow Neha. *hifive* Thanks for sharing this awesome tip. Besa is allergic to me and i have combination skin. Ca u advise what otheringredients can be used instead of besan,

    1. Nirmala,

      if you are allergic to besan you can try using ground masoor dal |(the orange colored dal)….. i have dry skin and besan dries my skin but the ground masoor dal does not dry out my skin so maybe this can help you….


      wonderful DIY.. i am so tanned this summer and i am surely going to try this out.. BTW how to use kesar and milk as a cleanser\???????

  20. Neha, wonderful DIY!! I am going to buy some saffron and try this out.
    please share with us your other DIYs as well.

  21. Hi,
    I had been using this pack on my entire body for 1 month but I cnt see any changes in my discoloured & pigmented skin. Can you help me?

  22. I have started using this face pack since an year. *blush* I used to be the black sheep before *headbang* *waaa* *scared* , but now my friends who used to comment on my skin color ask me how did I get this complexion.. *happy dance* *happydance*
    Thank you neha.. *hifive* *thankyou*

  23. Hi Neha,
    Thanks for sharing this awesome tip. My skin type is mix(forehead, nose and chin is oily and cheeks are dry) so will I be able to use this pack, I do not have tanning but I want to lighten my skin tone and can I use this pack in winters as well?

  24. neha,

    Im American and while I am already considered light skinned, I want my skin tone to be even and I wouldnt mind being a few shades lighter. I’m going to try and find these ingredients here in the US but I know it wont be easy. Also, I’d love to see before and after pictures. What is your facebook?

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