Your favourite cup of tea can be beneficial to you in more ways than one. Apart from being a substitute for a facial toner and a good hair wash alternative for natural highlights, these antioxidant-rich goodie bags can repair cellular damage. Here are five unusual but awesome things you can do with a used teabag before you toss it in the bin:
A bruise is caused by raptured capillaries, the smallest blood vessels in the body. Teabags contain tannins, which constrict blood vessels, thereby stopping blood loss.
Whether it’s sunburn or razor burn, a soaked teabag can relieve the pain. Allow a couple of teabags to cool after steeping and place them gently on the affected area. Do not rub; simply allow the skin to soak inresidual liquid from the bag for a soothing sensation.
A teabag is equally effective when it comes to sore or bleeding gums. Simply put a cold, used teabag over the affected area, it will soon stop the bleeding and soon the swelling will reduce as well.
The tannic acid present in tea has bacteria-fighting properties which make it an effective tool to shrink warts much faster.
Soak a teabag in warm water and place it on each eye for 20 minutes. This is a natural way to get rid of puffiness if you’re sleep-deprived. This will also treat your dark circles.