Replace coffee with spearmint tea
TGTGTG/Shutterstock Tea is packed with some seriously amazing health benefits, from an upset stomach to arthritis pain. Drinking two cups of spearmint tea a day can also keep the acne away, according to Carl Thornfeldt, MD, an Idaho-based dermatologist and founder of Epionce Skincare. “The results of a clinical study in the treatment of acne proved that spearmint tea reduced acne lesions by 25 percent after one month and by 51 percent after three months,” he says referencing findings revealed at the American Academy of Dermatology conference in 2016. Pre-fill tea filters with David’s Tea Organic Spearmint tea to have on hand while traveling.
Eat ice cream (yes, you read that right!)
MaraZe/Shutterstock Eat two ounces of ice cream or dried cherries en route, says Dr. Thornfeldt. “It will help reduce blood flow to the face, which is a quick fix for both acne and under eye puffiness as it reduces inflammation by causing rapid vasoconstriction,” he says. Take your pick of flavor, but avoid chocolate because it actually produces skin vasodilation, meaning it will aggravate redness and canceling out the reason for eating the sweet stuff in the first place! Speaking of ice cream, here’s what your favorite flavor reveals about you.