Puffy, Irritated Eyes Solution: Green Tea Bags. De-puff with the easiest trick in the book. Lightly soak two green tea bags, and let cool in the fridge for 5 minutes. Lying down, apply the teabags to your eyes and rest for 10 minutes. The caffeine in the green tea can diminish the look of blood vessels and the antioxidants found in the drink reduce inflammation.