Chamomile tea, a natural anti-inflammatory, helps ease redness and puffiness around the eyes. Green and black teas contain compounds called tannins, plus caffeine. Tannins have an astringent effect on the skin and shrink swollen tissue, while caffeine constricts blood vessels to reduce swelling.
Steep two chamomile, green, or black tea bags in just-boiled water that contains 2 drops chamomile essential oil for three minutes (add essential oils immediately after removing water from heat). Remove them from the water and place in the refrigerator until cooled. Place one bag over each eye and relax for 15 minutes.