Old Teabags? Don’t Throw Away !

Today, most of us prefer using organic products for our hair and skin. In fact, a lot of us stick to using all natural items from our kitchen. We all know the skin and hair benefits of using honey, lemon, curd and other items from our kitchen and often use them as home remedies. But, have you ever used tea bags as a home remedy? If you haven’t used or haven’t even heard of its benefits, continue reading.

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  • Treat Dark Circles

We all know how much of a nuisance dark circles can be. Not only does it make you look less attractive, but it can also bring down your confidence. And sadly, a lot of us have this issue due to the long hours we spend in front of computers and lack of sleep. If you’re looking for a smart and effective solution to this, place cooled down tea bags onto the dark circles. Follow this regularly and you will see a gradual improvement.

  • For Shiny Hair

In the summer months, hair tends to go dull and lacks shine. The easiest solution to this is to boil water and add in a few tea bags to it. Once the water cools down, you can use it to wash your hair. Using herbal tea bags will also improve the texture.

  • Soothe Rashes & Sunburns

Moist, cool tea bags are an excellent solution to soothe any skin irritations. If you have any rashes or even sunburns, just place the bags over the affected areas. For strings and bites, rub over the affected area to draw out toxins and lessen pain.

  • Shrink Warts

Tea contains tannic acid which has bacteria fighting properties. Because of this, it has the ability to shrink warts. Apply a warm tea bag on the wart and let it sit for 10 minutes. Do it a few times a day and it will shrink in a couple of days.

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  • Toner

Finding the price of toners in the market too high and looking for a cheaper option? Tea bags do the job! It makes the face less greasy. You can use a tea bag across your face and then blot with a towel.

  • Glowing Skin

Has your skin been looking dull? Don’t worry. After you finish using a green tea bag, cut it open and mix the tea with sugar and water and use it as a scrub. It works great for exfoliating and will give you a lovely glow.

  • Face Mask

Green tea works well for skin tightening.  So you can use it to make a simple face mask. All you have to do is mix it with baking soda and honey, apply it, leave it on for some time and then rinse. And you will have fresh, rejuvenated skin.

  • Grey Hair

Now, to be very honest, I’m not sure how well this works but I’ve heard about this remedy from a lot of people and apparently, it works very well. In today’s day and age, with all the stress that we deal with, a lot of us start greying at a very young age. And we’re so conscious about it that we end up giving into hair color and get so used to it, that we need to apply it every 20-25 days. But another natural solution to this is steeping three tea bags in one cup of boiling water and then add one tablespoon each of rosemary and sage herbs. Stir and leave it overnight and then strain and apply this mix on hair after shampooing. Don’t rinse after applying, let it air dry.

So now after you’re done with your tea bags, you know what to do.

If you’ve used any of this remedies or are keen on trying any, please do let me know below.

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  1. Deepsikha
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