Green and Black Tea Soothe Puffy Red Eyes
Waking up to eyes that are puffy or bloodshot is annoying, but fortunately, there’s a quick fix. All you need is a cup (or two) of tea. Placing cooled bags of steeped tea over your eyes can reduce the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, redness, and swelling. The caffeine in black, green, and white tea constricts the blood vessels, which cause can dark circles and bloodshot eyes. These teas, along with some herbal teas like camomile, are anti-inflammatory and help reduce swelling around the eyes. To make your own tea bag eye compresses, grab two tea bags from your pantry, steep them as you normally would, let them cool at room temperature or in the refrigerator for extra relief and then place them over closed eyes for up to half an hour. This treatment can also relieve dry, itchy, or tired eyes.