Why Swedish Women Have Super-Glowy Skin


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Surveys have shown that Swedes are some of the happiest and most well-adjusted people on earth, but we've also observed that they have some of the best skin. Exhibit A: the impossibly clear, youthful complexions of Swedish celebrities like Malin Åkerman, Elsa Hosk, and Frida Gustavsson. Yet it's not just the A-listers: We've also noticed everyday Swedes flaunt the same glowy, glass-like skin. Could it be something in the water?

International beauty lovers that we are, we were curious (read: desperate) to find out what Swedish women are doing to their skin that we clearly aren't. So we did a bit of digging to find the products, habits, DIY concoctions and nutrition habits Swedish women use for maintaining that enviable "Scandi skin." What we ended up finding was much more intriguing than we even predicted. Keep scrolling to discover Swedish women's best skincare secrets.