Global Beauty: The Scandinavian Secrets To The Best Skin In The World
Posted by Rachael Wheeler in Skin Care
It's a fact. Scandinavian people are HOT. The tanned, clear skin, the silky, flaxen hair, the legs up to their armpits, cheekbones so high there's no need for contouring, which is amusing when you realise they are also famous for their pastries and bacon (how is that fair?). And did you know Denmark is also billed as one of the happiest countries in the world? So combine less frowning with their average 33 hour working week, dedication to hygge (indirectly translating to meaning a relaxed, cosy feel, being kind to yourself and taking pleasure from the presence of gentle, soothing things) hence Ikea's incredible selection of candles, a diet rich in essential fatty acids (apparently they feast on a lot of herring) and maybe they are onto something. Nordic beauties Helena Christensen, Mini Anden, Elin Nordigren only promote this lifestyle even more. Have you seen their skin? I doubt they have ever owned a concealer.
So whilst I'm not genetically blessed in the leg department (thanks parents, for my not so towering 5ft3 status) I can definitely emulate aspects of their lifestyle, and more importantly their skincare regime. So lie back, light some candles and get hygge, and read on to find out the Scandinavian secrets to having the best skin in the world.
The Scandinavian skincare secrets all start with evolution. The Arctic is a prime example of one of harshest and most unfriendly climate conditions on the planet, resulting in nature organically evolving with increased defences against the harsh environments and extreme temperatures. Scientists hit the nail on the head when they started to apply these indigenous ingredients within skincare formulations, harnessing the power of these plants and their unique properties to benefit our skin.
Anyway enough background, tell me the Scandinavian skincare secrets already!! Or Should that be Skyn care? As we take a closer look at brand Skyn Iceland, and share their Scandinavian skincare secrets.
The Skyn Iceland Glacial Facial Cleanser £19.50 is a creamy, foaming cleanser that detoxifies and decongests stressed skin, leaving it purified, healthy and PH balanced and more refreshing than taking a dip in a Norwegian Fjord.
If you need a little helping hydrating hand then add a few drops of the Skyn Iceland Arctic Facial Oil £30.00 to your daily moisturiser for gorgeously refreshed, renewed, glowing skin. It's packed full of Omega 3s and essential fatty acids that help keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay without having to touch a herring!
Finishing with my current favourite, Skyn Cloud Cream £41.00, even the name sounds hygge! This soothing, comforting, light-as-air cream provides total hydration, relief and serious healing to stressed out skin. The ingredients list reads like a holistic cafe menu! Infused with Icelandic glacial waters, arctic berries and pure oxygen it replenishes and nourishes skin back to a natural, healthy, state.
I may not like herring but hygge is definitely something I can get on board with, and if it gives me the clear, skin of a Scandinavian then I'm all up for trying out a Skyn care routine.
Find out more about Scandinavian Skincare brand Skyn, here.