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Unbelievable Uses of Used Teabags You Didn’t Know Before

Published March 1, 2016 by teacher dahl

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Teas has been used by the many for centuries because it is considered to be the healthiest drink there is on the planet. It has a lot of nutrients and loaded with antioxidants that has a powerful effects on the human body.

But did you know that aside from the health benefits you get from drinking this healthy drink, you can use it in many ways even after you used it?

Here are some of the amazing ways on How To Use Your Used Teabags That You Didn’t Know Before

USED TO FLAVOR OATS OR PASTA

Put some bags of tea in the water where you’ll cook your pasta, oats or rice. As soon as you are about to put in the grains, remove the bags just to give it a flavor added with nutritional benefits from the tea.

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USED TO NEUTRALIZE BAD ODORS

You can use this to eliminate the odor coming from your fridge by putting up a stash of tea bags in it. You can also put it in an ashtray to remove bad smells.

 

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USED TO DEODORIZE SMELLY HANDS

We cannot deny the fact that some odors can’t be easily washed off by soap. By scrubbing the contents of the teabag, the antibacterial properties of the tea will leave your hands smelling good and fresh.

 

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USED TO CREATE A RELAXING BATH

If you’re feeling stressed out or tired, try adding tea bags in your bath water. The antioxidant properties of the tea will keep your skin young looking as well as relax you with its smell.
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USED AS AN ALL NATURAL MOUTH WASH

Steep some peppermint tea and let it cool to create a natural mouth wash. It’s a great alternative than the alcohol based mouthwashes that burns the mouth.

 

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USED AS HAIR CONDITIONER

After your normal hair washing, rinse it with weak tea while massaging the scalp. It will bring volume to your lifeless hair.

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USED TO SOFTEN AND DEODORIZE FEET

Soak your feet in a warm water with green tea. Green tea is a natural antibacterial and will easily get rid of the smell. Once done, you will notice a refreshed, soft feet.

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USED TO MINIMIZE EYE BAGS

Tea bags can be the best treatment for eye bags because the tea that contains tannins will help constrict blood vessels around the eyes, reducing swelling. First, cool the teabags in the fridge and apply it for at least 15 minutes.

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USED TO MINIMIZE THE APPEARANCE OF BRUISES

Tannin found in the tea will reduce the swelling of the bruises as similar to the idea to eye bags.

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USED TO CLEAN GLASS OR MIRROR
Using damp teabags to scrub windows and mirrors will help break down grease and oil. It is also a more natural way to clean than those chemical filled sprays.

Source: amazing info. com/life hacks

 

Treating “Chicken Skin” Bumps: Keratosis Pilaris

Published January 5, 2014 by teacher dahl

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Chicken skin bumps – such a simple yet instantly identifiable description of the skin problem named keratosis pilaris (commonly dubbed “KP”). Can’t you just visualize it? These minute, rough bumps with their grater-like texture are most frequently scattered along the upper arms and thighs. However, the cheeks, back and buttocks can all become involved at one time or another. They’re annoying, unsightly, chronic and incredibly commonplace.

If you don’t have this condition, odds are that you know somebody who does.

Because keratosis pilaris affects 50% of the entire world’s population, this reaction isn’t surprising. KP is somewhat more common in children and adolescents; 50 to 80% of children have KP. Adults needn’t feel neglected. Keratosis pilaris affects 4 out of every 10 adults, too. Women are slightly more prone to developing keratosis pilaris. Most people with KP are unaware that not only is there a designated medical term for the condition, but that treatment exists.

Keratosis pilaris is hereditary, inherited as an autosomal dominant gene. This is similar to the brown versus blue eye color phenomenon. All it takes is a single gene from either parent to find oneself with less than perfectly smooth skin. But not everyone can point a finger at who’s to blame since only 30 to 50% of KP patients have a positive family history.

Treatment is all about smoothing away the bumps. Therapy can eliminate the bumps, improve the texture, eliminate acne-causing plugs, and improve the overall appearance. Chemical exfoliation needn’t be fraught with irritation, redness or discomfort.

  • Glycolic Acid   An array of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) are utilized in a dermatologist’s quest to smooth out keratosis pilaris. Glycolic and lactic acids work as chemical exfoliating agents. Dermatologists often turn to over-the-counter and prescription lactic acid products to palliate KP.
  • Urea  . Thi is one of those special little known ingredients used by dermatologists to dramatically soften the crustiest of skin concerns. It is an awesome additive in improving the appearance of KP.
  • Vitamin A Treatments  Patients may turn to prescription vitamin A creams to help restore a smooth texture in recalcitrant cases, or as a way to help treatkeratosis pilaris complicated by acne. Potent over-the-counter retinols (up to 1%) are another option. Overeager use won’t help hasten silky skin. Instead it can leave the skin parched, peeling and painful. A tiny dab every other night is more than adequate for beginners.
  • Immunomodulators  Since keratosis pilaris is often thought of as a manifestation of eczema, it stands to reason that new prescription medications may play a role in treating keratosis pilaris. I tend to reserve this for more complex cases or for the patient who already has a tube at home; occasional use may be a helpful, off-label option.
  • Scrubs, Rubs and Peels   It’s true that scrubbing at dry, bumpy skin can make it a tad smoother. But it doesn’t entirely smooth KP away. Nor does it eradicate the little pink polka dots. But incorporating a scrub, a series of microdermabrasions or even getting a chemical peel can certainly jumpstart your way to smoothness, especially as we get nearer to sleeveless weather. Just remember that since keratosis pilaris is a chronic condition, committing oneself to never-ending weekly sessions of more medically useful microdermabrasion or chemical peels rapidly adds up financially.
  • Treatment for keratosis pilaris is ongoing – if discontinued, skin begins reforming around hair follicles. Maintenance is the best way to maintain silky smooth skin. Letting your keratosis pilaris show is unnecessary and so easy to control. Get ready for sleeveless fashion now and look your absolute best!

source : drOz.com

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