Don’t Throw Away Used Tea Bags. Rather Learn These 15 Awesome Beauty Tricks!


What do you do with your tea bags? Yes, we know that you enjoy your favorite aromatic sip very much. But after that, do you throw the tea bags in the trash? Don’t do this ladies as those used tea bags, which are of apparently no use can do a lot to make your look beautiful! Here are 15 amazing beauty tricks to do with tea bags:


beauty tricks to do with tea bags

  1. Soothes Sunburns

Refrigerate a couple of moist tea bags and hold them as a ‘cold compress’ or simply place them on your sun burnt skin for a soothing sensation. The tannin present in tea will reduce inflammation and promote healing significantly.

  1. Tones Up Facial Skin

Stop investing in expensive facial toners as you have tea bags – a much cheaper alternative to them. Soak a bag in warm water and wipe your face with it for 2-3 minutes. It has great astringent properties that will tighten up your skin without making it greasy.

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  1. Works For At-Home Facial

You can even use tea bags for your at-home facial spa. Soak 2 tea bags in a large bowl of boiling water, bend a little over it, and cover your head as well as the bowl with a towel so that the steam goes directly into your skin. This will unclog your pores, tone up the skin, hydrate it and give you a natural glow.


  1. Nourishes As Mask

Being rich in antioxidants, green tea can detoxify our skin efficiently and nourish it with essential nutrient. Hence, use it as a mask by dipping a tea bag in a cup of warm water and rubbing the soaked all over your face in a gentle manner for a good 15 to 20 minutes.

  1. Tightens Puffy Eyes

To get a pair of fresh bright eyes, take a couple of warm used tea bags, press them against your eyes gently while lying on a flat surface, and wait for 20 minutes. This is an amazing way to revitalize tired eyes and reduce the puffiness around them instantly.

beauty tricks to do with tea bags

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  1. Removes Dark Circles

Not only baggy eyes, but tea bags can also help you get rid of stubborn undereye dark circles. Thanks to the high levels of antioxidants and tannic acid present in them. The method of application is absolutely similar to the previous one.

  1. Banishes Foot Odor

Freshen up your stinky feet with the help of tea bags and give yourself a natural pedicure. Boil 3-4 tea bags in a pot of water, cool it down a little and then soak your feet in it for 20 minutes. All those smell-causing bacteria will be eliminated perfectly from your feet giving you soft, beautiful legs.

  1. Gives Odorless Hands

None of us like the way our hands get smelly after handling fish and other ingredients like onion, garlic, etc. Take a used tea bag and scrub your hands with it for 10 minutes and see how the lingering scents go away in minutes!

  1. Gives Shiny Locks

Tea bags are what you need for shiny silky hair. Dip 3-4 tea bags (based on the length and volume of your hair) into a mug of boiling water, let them soak for 10 minutes, and then rinse your hair with the mixture. You may also keep the tea bags soaked overnight to rinse hair in the next morning.

  1. Adds Natural Highlights

If you have light hair and want to get beautiful highlights on it, head straight to your kitchen and collect a few used tea bags. Rinsing your hair with tea infusion by following the earlier method can give you subtly highlighted yet gorgeous mane.

  1. Conditions Hair Naturally

Soak a couple of tea bags in a cup of boiling water and mix the infusion with your regular condition. Then apply it all over your hair to get sufficiently hydrated and beautifully nourished mane.

  1. Treats Bites And Rashes

Used tea bags are great for treating rashes and infections. All you need to do is to rub a moist and refrigerated tea bag onto the affected part of your skin gently. It will help you get rid of itching and irritations caused due to rashes, insect bites, bee stings, etc.

beauty tricks to do with tea bags

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  1. Cures Bleeding Gums

Sore bleeding gums can spoil your beauty, but you can alleviate it with the help of tea bags. Take a chilled tea bag and place it over the problem area for some time. The tannin of the tea will reduce soreness and stop bleeding in no time by healing swelling and constricting blood vessels.

  1. Heals Your Bruises

Heal all sorts of bruises and injuries by using soaked tea bags. Just put one on the affected section and let tannins work on it. This way, your ruptured capillaries will shrink, discomfort will go away, and the healing will get accelerated.

  1. Decreases Warts In Size

Warts are caused by bacteria and the tannic acid of tea can fight against them substantially. Hence, if you hold a warm soaked tea bag on a wart for 10 minutes and practice the same 2-3 times every day for a week, it will shrink in size and eventually disappear.

Have you tried any of these? If not then it’s time to give these interesting beauty tricks a try and look insanely glamorous!

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