It's an old wives' tale, but it works.
"Placing a cool object on the eyes reduces puffiness and undereye circles. Black tea bags really do the trick." -Jody A. Levine, M.D., NYC
Yes, dark circles do respond to topical treatments.
"For shadows under the eyes, I tell my patients to use lightening agents like kojic acid, arbutin and retinol—they don't just work on wrinkles!" -Jody A. Levine, M.D., NYC