Can Using Tea Bags Treat Dark Circles and Under-Eye Bags?
Skincare can be affordable — you don’t need to spend a lot of money to correctly take care of your skin. If you experience dark circles under the eyes or under-eye bags, you’ve likely heard of using tea bags to get rid of them.
Here’s everything you need to know about using tea bags under your eyes, their pros and cons, and also, why you may want to consider eye masks created specifically to treat eye bags and dark circles.
The Causes Of Dark Circles And Under-eye Bags
So, what causes under eye bags and dark circles under the eyes?
There are several reasons why you may be experiencing dark circles and/or under-eye bags. If you experience puffy eyes, many people will recommend that the remedy is more sleep. While loss of sleep can contribute to swollen eyes, it’s certainly not the only contributing factor.
John Hopkins Medicine says that puffy eyes can occur because of other reasons. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, your eyes may react by becoming inflamed. Lots of sodium intake can also contribute to the eyes’ swelling because sodium retains fluid in your body. It’s also important to understand that aging’s natural process could change the skin around your eyes — causing under-eye bags or even dark circles.
If none of these causes seem to be your problem, look to your family members and see if they also have under-eye bags or dark circles. If that’s the case, your condition may also be due to genetics.
Regardless of your under eye bags cause, if you’re experiencing these symptoms, take comfort in knowing you’re not alone! If you look around, you’ll notice that a lot of people experience both under eye bags and dark circles. Thankfully there are some solutions that can help.
Tea Bags Under Eyes?
Tea bags are a home remedy that can be used to treat dark circles and swollen eyes. This trend became very popular when people figured out that there’s an easy and cost-effective way to reduce the puffiness of your eyes in the comfort of your own home.
Here’s how it works: the caffeine inside the tea bags aids in the puffiness and inflammation by constricting the blood vessels around your eyes to reduce inflammation. The other main benefit experienced when using tea bags for dark circles is that black and green teas contain antioxidants that can help tighten the skin and release excess fluids.
Since tea bags have a natural scent, it can also be quite relaxing to place them on your eyelids and take that time to unwind. People compare this practice with the placing of cucumbers on the eyelids to rest — except tea bags may serve an additional purpose of reducing eye puffiness and dark circles in addition to helping you relax.
The Pros And Cons Of Using Tea Bags
- Tea bags are a naturopathic remedy to cure dark circles and under-eye bags. This holistic approach is safe for your skin if used correctly.
- Tea bags are inexpensive and can be bought in bulk. You can have a mini spa day at home whenever you like!
- Tea bags are super accessible. You could easily pick some up from your local grocery store.
- You can hurt yourself if you use hot tea bags! Be sure to check the tea bags’ temperature before placing them on your skin. The tea bags should feel warm and soothing when placed on the skin, but never hot or scalding.
- Tea bags often come with staples, so check each bag before placing them on your eyes. Having a sharp piece of metal near your eyes is never a good idea!
- Bleached tea bags are commonly found in grocery stores. If you’d like to place tea bags on your eyes, read the packaging to make sure that you buy unbleached tea bags (most unbleached tea bags are organic teas). Bleach may irritate your skin and eyes.
An Eye Mask Might Be A Better Alternative
While tea bags may be an easy and cost-effective approach on how to get rid of eye bags and dark circles, you could also opt for a product that’s made specifically to address this problem.
Doppeltree Everyday Under Eye Gels with Caffeine and Aloe will naturally reduce the inflammation you’re experiencing, without the risk of accidentally placing a scalding hot tea bag on your skin, sharp metal parts near your eyes, and any unwanted chemicals ;)
We’ve formulated our eye gels specifically to provide all the benefits of what’s great about tea bags, without any of the negatives. The infused caffeine in our eye gels will reduce redness/swelling and give your eyes a much-needed caffeine boost that’ll leave them feeling fresh. And the aloe will soothe and hydrate your skin to help you look glowing like you’ve just stepped out of a spa.
If you prefer to skip the caffeine, then our All Natural Rejuvenating Gold Under Eye Masks may be the right alternative for you. Regardless of what brand you're considering, remember to always ask these three questions when choosing a good under eye mask.
If you haven’t experienced Doppeltree eye masks for yourself yet, we invite you to give them a try. With all of our all natural self-care products, you’re covered by our Happiness Guarantee. Try it at home for 90 days. If you don’t like it, we’ll give you a full refund. We’ve got you covered 🙌