Cure for under-eye bags?

Ali de Bold
on Oct 30, 2006 @ 02:36 pm

I've heard that tea bags are a good quick fix for puffy eyes but have never tried it. Has anyone done this? Does it really work?

3 Replies

Help for tired eyes on Dec 08, 2006 @ 02:14 am


I have actually used Chamomile tea bags when my eyes had felt very tired and been hurting, the aroma helps me relax and it has helped get rid of that pain that you get after hours of staring at a computer screen. The trick is use them at night when your eyes need to rest and you will not be going out anymore. In the morning, if I feel my eyes look puffy, I open and close them tightly few times and at least I feel my eyes loose that puffiness. They feel fresh and better. Your eyes also need good exercise.

Of course be careful not to put the tea bags on top of your eyes unless you have checked the temperature of the water you are using! It does not have to be hot; warm to the touch is enough. I would not recommend adding any type of aromatherapy products or oils into the tea mix as it can irritate your eyes and even cause burns. The skin around the eyes and the eyelid are very sensitive. Some people just soak cotton balls into warm water instead of using tea bags.

Another thing is that after few minutes of covering your eyes with the tea bags, they will get cold depending on how warm they were and the amount of liquid that was in them. Remove them before they get too cold that the calming effect goes away. So you will need to have to re-soak them in the tea again and repeat the procedure for as long as you feel your eyes may need it. After the last application, before the tea bag looses its warmness completely I take a face towel and dry and cover my eyes with it until they gradually adapt to the room temperature again.

No guarantees but it works for me!

Ali de Bold
Great idea! on Dec 14, 2006 @ 12:02 pm

Thanks for the tip! I'll definitely try that!

Cool tea bags? on Jan 10, 2007 @ 04:42 pm

I have heard that the tannin in tea bags serve to reduce puffiness of eyes because it pulls the skin taut and reduces puffiness. I was also told to soak the tea bags in cool water then put them over closed eyes for 15 minutes because the cool water would reduce the swelling. I have only done teabags dampened with cool water which works for me...

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