Inside the Mind-Blowing Skincare Routine of a Swedish Model


Karin Agstam

Swedish people are some of the most enigmatic humans in the world, especially when it comes to lifestyle and beauty. According to the 2016 World Happiness Report, Sweden is among the world's top 10 happiest countries. Sweden also falls in the top five most gender-equal nations, as reported by the 2016 Global Gender Gap Index. Not to mention the country has given birth to stunning specimens from Zara Larsson to Alexander Skarsgård. We think it's fair to say that there's a tiny part of all us that wants to be Swedish.

But happiness, equality, and freak attractiveness aren't the only things Swedes do well. Last year, we did a little digging and found out that Swedish women also possess a host of interesting skincare secrets (including what Swedish models Elizabeth and Victoria Lejonhjärta call "sauna parties.")

We wanted to dive a little deeper into the skincare routines of Swedish models in particular, so we got in touch with Karin Agstam of MSA Models. "My skincare philosophy is natural, easy, fun, and pleasurable," the Swedish beauty tells us via email. "I think of the time I spend in the bathroom as my own magical time to take care of myself and show myself some love—like a little meditation or ritual that I really enjoy." According to Agstam, skincare is not a chore, but a lifestyle. "The skin is our largest organ, and it's very important for our overall well-being," she says.

Interested to learn more about how this Swedish model keeps her skin so flawless? Just keep reading.