World Wise Beauty invites you to travel with us every Thursday and discover beauty rituals and tips from cultures around the world. Today ‘’Sweden’ is in the spotlight. Just remember, no matter where you go–there you are! Be comfortable in your own skin…
World Wise Beauty: Officially the Kingdom of Sweden is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, Kattegat, and Skagerrak, between Finland and Norway. Sweden is the third-largest country in the European Union by area, with a total population of about 9.7 million. Most of Sweden has a temperate climate, despite its northern latitude with four distinct seasons and mild temperatures throughout the year.
Beauty Staple: Saunas & Massage. Saunas are a big part of Swedish culture and they believe dry, clean heat rids your body of toxins.
Beauty Foods: Swedish women attribute their glowing, healthy skin to their diet of antioxidant-packed fresh berries and grilled fish.
Beauty Wisdom: Healthy eating is all-important in Sweden and it’s so much a part of the culture that it requires no special effort at all. The typical Nordic diet is rich in fiber and bursting with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants found in a range of leafy and root vegetables like carrots, beets, rutabagas and artichokes, all of which are everyday fare. All those nutrients do wonders for the skin and body. For instance, vitamin A in carrots helps skin cells renew themselves and the surprisingly high vitamin C content in rutabagas (also known as Swedish turnips) is shown to prevent wrinkles.