To soothe and refresh tired eyes after a long day or when you haven’t had enough sleep, try this simple method using green or black tea bags.
Steep 2 tea bags (I use pure, organic green tea) for 3 to 5 minutes, remove from water and cool in the fridge until chilled. Squeeze out any excess water and place the bags over closed eyelids. Rest with eyes closed for 10 to 20 minutes. Remove tea bags and rinse eye area with cool water when finished.
The tea’s caffeine and astringent tannins combined with the coolness help to temporarily reduce puffiness and dark circles by constricting the blood vessels just under the skin. Green tea also contains Vitamin E (an antioxidant) and amino acids which are beneficial to skin. Black tea, which contains more caffeine, is just as effective.
** Note: To be used cosmetically only. This is not a treatment or cure for any disease or condition of the eye or skin.