Since Sweden is trending in the news, I thought it would be interesting to read legit information about this small country, in the form of Swedish skin care secrets, today, on President’s Day.
And it just so happens, one of my favorite beauty sites, Byrdie, featured an article, last year, about the skincare habits of Swedish woman.
Here are 4 things we can learn from Swedish women, according to the aforementioned Byrdie article, and incorporate into our own beauty regimens.
- They use turmeric. This spice has definitely been making the beauty lists quite frequently as of late. Actually a few years ago, I made a turmeric facial mask. Only doing it once, I didn’t notice a big different, but apparently, this is a secret of many Swedish women. It is thought to minimize eczema and acne as well as prevent wrinkles.
Here’s a recipe for making a turmeric mask (listed on Byrdie)
- 1 tsp. honey
- 1 tsp. coconut oil
- 1 tsp. milk
- 1 tsp. turmeric
- Mix 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon coconut oil.
- Add 1 teaspoon of milk and 1 teaspoon of turmeric, and mix until you have a paste.
- Apply the paste to your skin, let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes, and rinse.
2. They eat Nordic berries. One of the best antioxidant foods is berries. In Sweden, the sun shines for 24 hours during the country’s summer, which feeds its berries with lots of beneficial UV. This extra UV feast means that their vitamin and antioxidant content is 81% richer than berries elsewhere. These rich berries help to plump the skin and provide anti- inflammatory effects.
3. They make time for the sauna. Always a wonderful self-caring destination, saunas are ideal for allowing women to unwind, relax and sweat. Sweating, of course, releases toxins and invigorates the skin.
4. They eat well. Fish and vegetables make up a lot of their meals, which shows up on their skin. These healthy foods provide a good amount of fatty acids and vitamins for skin that is plump and hydrated.