5 Ways to Use Tea Bags

We Indians love our tea. Tea bags of different brands are flooding markets because people prefer tea bags instead of using tea leaves. But do you know that used tea bags are important as well?  Tea has anti-ageing, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Green tea and black tea are super-rich in catechins and polyphenols. These two antioxidants are known to fight acne and ageing. Read further to know about different ways in which one can use the tea bags.

  • Tea works as an amazing toner because of its astringent properties. It has coolant properties which help in soothing your skin. Wipe your face with a tea bag and then clean it with a towel. It will take away the grease from your face and make it clean. This will give you a feeling of freshness.
  • In our struggle to balance our personal as well as professional life we often don’t get enough sleep which results in dark circles under the eyes. These dark circles can make anyone look ill. But if you have tea bags then your problem is solved. Take two tea bags and refrigerate them. Take them out after ten minutes and put them on your eyes. Keep them for five to ten minutes and then witness the magic. The caffeine content in the tea will shrink blood vessels underneath the skin and eliminate the dark circles. Repeat this process regularly so as to lighten your dark circles around the eyes.
  • Tea bags can soothe sun burnt skin. Tannic acid present in the tea helps the skin in getting rid of sunbur Direct application of tea bags reduces the redness of the skin. Next time you get sunburned, use this remedy to give relief to your skin.
  • Tea has the ability to hydrate the dry skin. Brew the tea and let it cool. Apply it to your face using cotton pad. You can use any tea but green tea particularly does magic for the dehydrated skin. The antioxidants present in green tea help in hydrating the skin.
  • I bet you never knew that tea can give you shiny and smooth hair. Take two or three used tea bags and brew a strong tea. Allow it to cool completely. Pour the tea into your hair until it’s completely absorbed by the scalp. Let it sit for about 10 minutes. Wash your hair with shampoo and condition as you would normally do. You will see difference yourself.

Next time you discard tea bag think twice as they can be very useful.

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