Are Tea Bags Good for Your Eyes? How To Reduce Puffy Eyes

Does using tea bags help with puffy tired looking eyes?

They say that a person’s eyes are like a window into their soul. But what about if you’re feeling tired, stressed, and its starting to show? After a long day, millions of people love to unwind with a cup of tea, maybe a classic novel, or just some trashy mindless television. Maybe soak the feet?

Despite the fact that some tea bags can be nice to look at visually (like the hand-stitched ones from Mighty Leaf Tea), we’ve had a handful of people asking us about if they have any other benefits to our eyes, maybe something a little bit less abstract…

Ways to Reduce Dark Circles Under your Eyes

There are a lot of old wives tales when it comes to beauty tips and secrets, and many of them can be taken with a grain of salt. Let’s look over some of the other things people use, to start with…

Avocado: People put avocado pieces on their eyes, or use them to create a paste to allow under the eyes.

Metal spoons: Some people will get a couple of spoons cold by putting them in the fridge, freezer, or simply running them under the tap, and then hold them over their eyes for a minute or two for quick relief.

Hemorrhoid cream: This is a ‘secret weapon’ or sorts for models, actresses, and so on. It’s not a bad idea to use a fresh bottle if you’re going to start rubbing it on your face, and make sure you’re very careful to avoid getting any in your eyes. It probabally won’t smell to great, either.

Cucumbers: Some people like to slice up cold cucumbers and put the slices on their eyes to relax.

One common trait, aside from things like hemorrhoid cream and other medications, is that these methods to reduce puffy eyes all involve cool or even coldness.

But What about Tea Bags? Are Tea Bags Good for Eyes?

Tea bags for eyes

The reason people use tea bags to help tired looking eyes is because of the caffeine, which is believed to help constrict the blood vessels below the eyes, in turn making the skin appear less puffy. As such, you’ll probabally want to stick with teas that have caffeine for this. All of the main types of tea (green, black, white) are going to have caffeine, but many people like to use green tea bags for this.

How to Reduce puffy eyes with tea bags

What people like to do is steep a couple of tea bags in warm water for a few moments, and then remove the bags from the water (which is now tea), and then place the bags in the fridge. After they’ve cooled down, they’re placed on each closed eye for six or seven minutes. Don’t put hot tea bags over your eyes!