Tea bags have many properties that you may not be aware of.
Try these tea bag hacks to make your life easier.
1. Heal cracked lips
The polyphenols in tea leaves can speed the regeneration of the skin. Press a wet tea bag to the lip 3-5 times each week to help cracked lips to heal.
2. Relieve sunburned skin
Soak black tea bags in cold water and cover the sunburned skin with them to relieve pain. If the size of sunburned skin is extensive, put about 10 tea bags in the tub and take a bath.
3. Relieve bruises
Placing wet tea bags on a bruise for about 5 minutes can help shrinkage of blood vessels and relieve swelling and inflammation.
4. Stop bleeding of the gums
Biting a wet tea bag where you have bleeding gums may stop the bleeding and relieve the pain.
5. Remove unpleasant odors
Tea leaves can remove various odors by absorbing them. Put used dry tea leaves into bags made by gauze and put them wherever unpleasant orders may develop—the refrigerator, the kitchen, the bathroom, the closet, inside the shoes, etc.
6. Clean mirrors and windows
Clean the mirror or window with a wet tea bag first, then wipe the mirror with a piece of dry cloth to make it clean and bright.
7. Remove burner scale
Burner scale sticking to the bottom of pots and pans is hard to remove. Throw 1 or 2 tea bags in hot water in the pot or pan. The next day, the burner scale will have been removed by the tannins in the tea leaves and it can be washed away easily.
8. Prevent rust
Rust develops easily on iron pots, which spoils one’s appetite. Rub the inner surface of the pot with wet tea bags after cleaning the pot. A protective coating will form to prevent the iron pot from gathering rust.
Translated research by Audrey