Whether you had a late night out or just a late night, those dark circles under your eyes are casting you in a less than pretty light. Here are some quick tips to look better, with absolutely no cucumbers involved.

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DIY weblog WikiHow lists some ways to do away with dark circles. Among them is to take a wet washcloth—make sure to wring out any excess water—then position it over your eyes. You might also try wetting and freezing a cotton swab, then gently wiping under the affected areas. Keep your eyes closed when applying, and do your best not to flinch.

Manual massaging not doing the trick? The culprit might be too much salt in your diet.

Excess salt causes the body to retain water in unusual places, and this can result in puffiness under the eyes. Too much salt can also impair your circulation, and cause the blood vessels under the skin to appear bluer.