How to Soothe Puffy, Bleary Eyes

Ice cucumber pads are an easy DIY solution.
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Ice cucumber pads are an easy DIY solution.

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After a long night of drinking or working or eating lots of salt, I tend to wake up with seriously puffy eyes. And as cute as it looks to place some cucumber slices over them and hope for the best, there are better ways to harness the astringent powers of this almighty vegetable. 

Enter beauty vlogger phenom Michelle Phan. Not only does she own a fantastic Bubba Gump juicer, but she knows how to maximize efficiency. Following her method, I can make enough cucumber-soaked pads to last me a month in the freezer — perfect for mornings when I'm running late but am in need of an urgent dose of de-puffing action. Leo knows what we're talking about. 

Slapping oneself in the face is not recommended. Neither are quaaludes. 

Slapping oneself in the face is not recommended. Neither are quaaludes.