Tried-and-True Cucumber Soak

Cucumber Eye Mask

Okay, it’s not just a wives’ tale … cucumbers really do help relieve puffiness, sore eyes and eye fatigue. Cukes have a high water content, which helps soothe and cool eyes. The trace amounts of salt helps draw excess water from the tissue surrounding the eyes, reducing puffiness. They also help to tone and firm the skin around the eyes.

Here’s what you need:

  • Sliced cucumbers
  • Bowl of ice

Here’s what you do:

Allow cucumber slices to cool on the ice for a few minutes. Place a cucumber slice over each eyelid and relax for 10 to 15 minutes. And here’s a little secret the resident spa boy came up with: If you want to keep your peepers open during this treatment, cut the slices in half and use them just under your eyes.

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