Fighting tired eyes with tea bags: Tip of the Day 4-27-22
The next time you make yourself some tea, don’t be quick to throw the bag out. Instead, add it to your beauty routine.
Black, white, and green teas are packed with antioxidants and caffeine. These teas may help with dark circles, reduce swelling, and improve skin elasticity. Experts say green tea may be slightly more effective at reducing puffiness because of its higher flavonoid content.
Herbal teas are naturally decaffeinated and can be used to sooth inflammation.
To use on your eyes, steep your tea bags normally. Let the tea cool. Don’t put hot tea bags on your skin. Once the tea cools, squeeze the liquid from the bag. You can use a warm tea bag or put it in the fridge to cool it down.
To treat dark circles, experts recommend placing cold tea bags (black or green) on your closed eyes for 20 minutes.
To treat puffy eyes, place cold tea bags (black, green, eyebright, rooibos, or chamomile tea) on eyes for 20 minutes.
A warm compress can help ease and unclog oil glands. This may also help if your blocked oil glands have created a small bump.
Skin experts recommend using organic tea bags that are chemical-free. You may also want to remove any staples from the tea bags that might scratch or irritate your skin.