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How can you avoid getting a bruise? Grab a black tea bag, soak it in warm water – not boiling – then hold it against the spot for 5 minutes. The tannins in the tea will soak into your skin and constrict the blood vessels, reducing swelling and inflammation. And if you DO get a bruise anyway, it’ll be less visible and heal faster than if you hadn’t used this black tea trick.