54. Cool Tea for Eye Bags
Tea is often recommended to treat your body both inside and out due to its incredible benefits, but it also works wonders on puffy eyes! “The caffeine in the tea bags helps with vasoconstriction, or shrinking of the blood vessels, around the eyes, leading to less puffiness or swelling skin,” says dermatologist Purvisha Patel, MD, creator of Visha Skin Care. “The cool temperature also helps decrease inflammation and swelling under the eyes.” To use, simply wring out the wet tea bag of excess water, place it in the fridge for a bit, and then place over your eyes. Studies have shown the caffeine in tea, when applied topically, acts as a sunscreen and can even help prevent skin cancer.
53. Prunes for Constipation
When you just can’t go, try prunes to help with constipation. While they may sound unpleasant to eat, they will help the “process.” “A high fiber diet, along with adequate fluid, can be effective at helping to alleviate constipation,” Palinski-Wade says. “Prunes are an all-natural source of fiber, with three grams of fiber per serving and only 100 calories, making them an easy way to boost the fiber content of your meal plan.”
52. Oatmeal Bath for Skin Ailments
If you are one of many who suffers from skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis or just regular dry skin, worry not, because there’s a remedy for that. While it may sound weird to recommend a bath in something you usually eat for breakfast, old-fashioned oatmeal baths are incredibly soothing. They’re even recommended by the National Eczema Association. “Oatmeal baths are great for dry, itchy skin,” Dr. Patel says. “Oatmeal, when soaked in warm water, creates a slimy film that coasts the skin to protect it and trap in moisture.” Simply grind up rolled oats (not the instant type) and pour them into a warm bath. Be sure to pat dry instead of rubbing when you get out of the bath.