Using tea bags on your eyes is a popular home remedy for inflammation, puffy or swollen eyes. Tea bags or an affordable and natural option. While most people know drinking tea, especially green tea, is great for your skin, not many know about the potency of using tea bags on their eyes. Tea has many benefits and is one of the reasons why it is used as herbal medicine.
Various types of teabags have various properties that make them beneficial. One thing we must make perfectly clear never ever use teabags on the eyes when they are hot.
Black tea white tea and green tea have caffeine in antioxidants to help treat eye concerns, topical caffeine tightens blood vessels which helps eliminate puffiness, swelling, and dark circles. Tea is also high in tannins, which is similar to caffeine, and offers the same aid in constricting blood vessels. While there are many caffeine-infused beauty products available, they often lack the extra boost provided by the tannins in tea.
Herbal teas are coming in soothing reduce inflammation puffiness and irritation such as:
- Eyebright (clary sage)
After steeping a nice hot cup of tea or a nice tall glass of iced tea place the tea bags on clean plate or in a plastic bag place the tea bags in the refrigerator to chill for 15 minutes, be sure you obey all sanitation rules so as not to create a new problem in your eyes such as an eye infection. If you find that your issues with swelling, dark circle and redness continues consult your eye care professional to check for other underlying causes.