tea bags for puffy eyes

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What's happening: Drinking alcohol causes blood vessels to dilate, and the extra blood under the eyes is contributing to puffiness as well as dark circles.

What to try: Farris suggests a cool compress with green-tea bags, which have antioxidants that also act as anti-inflammatories. As a bonus, the caffeine constricts blood vessels, counteracting the effect of alcohol. Other good options: Bags of frozen peas (they're better than cucumbers at conforming to the area, says Farris); cotton balls soaked in cool water or skim milk.

What not to try: Farris has heard of patients putting warm tea bags on their eyes, which may feel comforting but actually makes puffiness worse.