Teabags on Eyes

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Question: Tea bags on Eyes

I heard that tea bags are good for puffy eyes and dark circles under my eyes. How do I use tea bags for my eyes? Which kind of teabags are best?

Answer: Much like cucumber slices, cooled tea bags are a natural way to make an edible item into a natural beauty treatment. You can enjoy drinking the tea and then reuse the tea bag as a natural treatment for puffy eyes and dark circles under the eyes.

Here's how to use teabags for natural skincare:

  • Select a tea that is high in caffeine and tannins, such as a black tea.
  • Steep the tea as directed. Enjoy.
  • Cool the tea bag in the fridge or freezer, inside a covered bowl or a sealed plastic container. If you are only using one teabag, repeat the process.
  • When you have two chilled tea bags, you're ready for an eye treatment. Remove the teabags from the fridge, then immediately lay back and place one teabag over each eye. (The cooler the teabags are, the more effective they will be.)
  • Make sure you cover the dark circles around your eyes completely with the teabags. Press them down gently to ensure that they have contact with the skin.
  • Keep your head tilted back and your eyes closed. (This is easier to do if you are lying down away from bright lights and distractions and could even work in a relaxing bath.) Leave the teabags on your eyes for ten minutes or more.
  • Repeat as desired. For best results, use teabags on your eyes at least once a week.