Thursday, January 14, 2010

Got Tea Bags? Use Them on Your Eyes

Hello my lovely readers,

What's up? How's it going? Now, when I look back at the months of November and December, 2009, I still feel cold chill running through my spine. The crazy late hours I spent slaving over that thesis was unbelievable! From the grace of God, I pulled through and was able to defend my thesis.

During that time, the thing that kept me sane was makeup. Stop snickering, I am serious! When I felt stressed out, I went to the bathroom and put some makeup on my face. It took about half an hour but during that time, at least I did not freak out over some statistics I did not finish (as well as the possibility to delay my defense to another semester! It was scary, I can tell you that!)

Then, one day this happened:

Hola, mis bellas!

I can't remember what triggered this moment but the two tea bags over the eyes did help. I guess finally it became too much and I decided to shove everything aside, brew myself a cup of tea (double dose, no less!), and use the tea bags to de-puff my under eye areas.

Did it work? Jump to find out!

It did!

Notice the area under my eyes? It's less puffy.

Also, notice my skin. It was horrible! That's what stress can do for you, kiddos! Yup, that was me under stress and without makeup. Glamorous, NOT!

And now, the science behind fun with tea bags: tea contains caffeine, which constricts the blood vessels quickly and effectively. It helps diminish redness and puffiness on areas around the eyes. You can spend money on eye creams or give it a one-two punch with your tea bags by drinking and applying used tea bags on your eyes.

To me, at least I got a moment of serenity to relax and recharge before heading back to the dreaded "Discussions and Conclusion" section. It may look strange to y'all (and I am not scared to air my dirty laundry) but this is very effective way to de-puff your eyes and get some extra anti-oxidants from the tea as well.

Note: in case I decide to run for political office in the future, please do not use the pictures in this post against me. For the record, I did it to educate the people!


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  1. I'm getting pretty desperate about my undereye area, but don't want to spend $$ on creams, so this a great tip! I'm gonna try it :) Do you think it;d work on dark circles as well?

  2. Hi Ida,

    For dark circles, I just cut thin slices of raw potato and place on the dark circles. Tea bags are better to depuff your eyes.

  3. Hmm. I was with you, until you mentioned caffeine. I only drink decaff tea. I wonder if it would still help though...

  4. Hi Trisha,

    It may work, most decaff teas still have tiny bits of caffeine in there. I drink green tea so I'm OK. I'm not all out for caffeine, either :)

  5. Yeah, good point. There's still a bit in there. Maybe I'll do that tonight then. Or right now, as I'm feeling a bit puffy.

  6. Hi Trisha,

    Please let me know how it goes. Usually, I let the tea bags cool down a bit before putting them on my eyes.

  7. That's a great tips and I agree, tea bags work well at depuffing the eye area. I haven't used them in ages, though, I think I'd better go and do that now, my eyes need it! Thanks for the reminder.

  8. Great blog, I will give this beauty tip a try!

  9. I need to try this, as well as, the slice of potato you mentioned above in the comments... hehe~

  10. Hi Gio,

    I hope your eyes are looking better now :) I drank so much tea during that time that I had more than enough tea bags to put on my eyes. Now, I barely drink tea at all.

  11. Hi Fabulous,

    Thanks, I'm happy that you like it.

  12. Hi Alyssa,

    Please give it a try, it works for me. Now, where's my potato?

  13. I love how you have all the photos to document this. lol at your political statement. I feel educated!

    btw, your comments headers and time stamps are overlapping in my firefox browser.

  14. Hi Stephanie,

    Yes, I noticed the overlaps. I'll probably need to reskin my blog soon anyways.

    I guess at that time, I was waaay out of my mind and that was why I had those photos. You'll never know where life is going to take you, so I have to cover all the bases :)

  15. Well that is really nice, is there any side effect with this treatement.thanks for sharing this one.

  16. Hi,

    Unless you are allergic to tea, I don't see any possible side effects. Also, chilling the tea bags depuffs the eyes faster.


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