What is sun tan and how does Saffron-Sandal combo help in fighting it off ?
The human body has its own mechanism of protecting itself from external factors that harm it. When the UVA and UVB rays from the sun attack, the skin produces Melanin in the epidermal layer of the skin. Melanin acts as a protective shield against the sun's harmful effects. The skin, as a result, darkens in color. This is called sun tan. Sun tanning over period of time leads to a dull, lack-luster skin with blemishes and black spots on the tanned areas. A sun block helps in keeping a tab on the tanning process, saving the skin from damage.
What is the role of Saffron in providing a perfect sun protection and aid healing ?
Mainly found Iran and also cultivated in Kashmir, Spain and Greece, Crocus sativus or simply Saffron is known for it's soothing and medicinal properties. Saffron facilitates deep pore exfoliation which yields a clearer, fresh and flawless skin with regular use. Scars, sun spots, dark patches and blemishes fade quickly as saffron acts under the skin's epidermal layer, healing and rejuvenating the skin from within and imparting a healthy glow on the outside. Toning the skin, curing burns, rashes and allergies, Saffron safeguards the skin from further damage by acting as a shield. When combined with Sandal, Saffron moistens the skin to prevent dryness and itching thereby enhancing the texture.
How is Sandal beneficial for the skin ?
Sandal extracts are taken from Santalum trees which are found in the Indian Sub-continent, Indonesia, Australia and Pacific Islands. Sandal is a skin toner, which heals sun-burnt skin in no time. It even tones the skin in a subtle way and imparts a glow, fading away pigmentation, scars and patches. A natural astringent, Sandal is germicidal in nature. It prevents the action of bacteria which may further harm the sun-damaged skin. Being an excellent antiseptic, Sandal has a cooling effect which cures rashes, burns, reduces tan and eruptions. Far above any naturally occurring moisturizer, Sandal seeps down the layers of the skin, soothing and moisturizing the skin in a way that it makes the skin soft, supple & improves the skin texture."