The secret to their effortless beauty.
Pernille Sporon-Boving, a Danish artist based in State College, Penn., has never done anything special to take care of her skin. She doesn't use expensive creams, she doesn't get facials and she doesn't wear any makeup.
And yet in her mid-40s, she needs no enhancing. The skin on her face is tight and glowing, with enviable smoothness and sheen. She is fit and healthy and a living example of the no-frills approach to beauty that's common to almost all Scandinavian and Nordic women, from Copenhagen to Reykjavik, and from Stockhlom to Helsinki.
Theirs is a seemingly effortless and natural look that's admired and coveted by women the world over. But ask an expert like Annica Joensuu, head of the Swedish Organization of Skin Therapy (Sveriges Hudterapeuters Riksorganisation), a trade association for beauty schools and skin therapists in Sweden, what the secret is, and she'll laughingly chalk it up to just a thick moisturizer and "good genes."
Those good genes, though, areRead More »from The Secret Way Scandinavian Women Stay Youthful