Drinking green tea comes with lots of benefits, but did you know that you can re-use green tea bags for on your eyes? In this article you’ll discover the benefits and we’ll present some before and after videos to see if it really works!
Tea bags on eyes for conjunctivitis
When your eyes are inflammed (Conjunctivitis), also known as having ‘pink eyes’, it will result in a tired look. Pink eye can be due to a viral or bacterial infection or due to an allergy.
Though it can be due to different causes, the symptoms of conjunctivitis can be easily eased with green tea. Green tea has a calming effect due to the high antioxidant content.
Tea bags for dark circles
Dark circles on the eyes are caused by lack of sleep, dehydration, hangovers, unhealthy food or a lack of vitamin. It can also be caused by stress or simply genetics.
Green tea can help to reduce dark circles, though to completely get rich of dark circles, you also will need a life style change.
Antioxidants in green tea can perfectly treat dark circles and reduce puffiness. The caffeine content shrinks blood vessels and minimise fluid retention. The tannins stimulates blood circulation. At last, the alkaloids promote healthy skin growth while ECGC in tea reduces inflammation!
How To Do It Yourself!
- Steep 2 green tea bags in hot water for 2 minutes.
- Then take the bags out and cool them in a refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Wash your face. Then dry it.
- Place the cooled tea bags directly on your eyes for 20 minutes.
- Rinse your face with cold water.
Does it Work?
As with many health tips, it’s hard to generalise whether certain tips work for everyone. Often times, what works for others doesn’t necessary work for you.
As with green tea bags, we think it can be really effective, if the underlying cause of pink eye and dark circles is due to inflammation.
Video Instructions from Vloggers
Below some videos from other vloggers on YouTube, we’ve tried out green tea bags on eyes. Learn about there experience.