Why Does Iceland Have the Best Skin in Europe

There has been a growing consensus that the people of Iceland have the best skin in the world, and we want to learn their secrets. Unfortunately, we can’t take a dip in the gene pool, which undoubtedly is one of the reasons that Icelandic people have such great skin.

However this is not the only reason, so we have done some digging to unearth the secrets of their skincare regime so that we can replicate them at home. Just what is it that they’re doing that gives them have such great skin?

Put simply, they are making the most of their picturesque location.

What does this mean? Well, everything that they do in terms of skincare, whether it is an activity, or the products they use, incorporates the environment that surrounds them.

How the environment helps the locals

Admittedly, a large reason why the people of Iceland have amazing skin is that they live in Iceland. It seems that everything about this location, from the water flowing through their pipes to the plants on the ground benefits their skin.

The environment in Iceland is a big reason why the local population have such great skin (Source: Pexels)

The nearby presence of volcanoes creates the country’s renowned geothermal energy, which in turn means that the water contains a high number of minerals, all of which have various positive effects on the skin. So pretty much every time someone showers in Iceland, they are helping to keep their skin healthy. The local population also has the benefit of being able to visit their local hot springs and spas whenever they wish to, where they can really benefit from the water.

However, the Icelandic people are not only able to effectively counter any skin problems that they may experience; they are also less likely to suffer from some of these afflictions. One of the largest reasons for this is the lack of sun in the country. Of course, the sun is seen in Iceland, but for half of the year it is for only a small portion of the day, and the rest of the time it is not as strong as in other parts of the world. As a result, the population is less likely to be affected by problems that UV radiation can cause for skin.

The relative lack of sun helps the Icelandic people to keep their skin in good condition (Source: Pexels)

Supplemental skincare

In addition to all these natural remedies, the people of Iceland have also figured out the secret to good skincare products. Using all of the natural products at their disposal, there are a number of different products originating in Iceland that are among the best in the market. This includes our award-winning line of products using EGF.

At BIOEFFECT, we believe that the best skincare products are those with the fewest ingredients, which is why all of our products use less than ten ingredients, all of them natural. Our products use EGF, or epidermal growth factor, as the primary anti-aging element. We cultivate our own EGF by growing it in barley plants, in a greenhouse that is powered by geothermal energy, using our environment to make the best product we can.

How does this help me?

You may not be able to replicate the conditions exactly, but you can still take your lead from the Icelandic populace. While the water in your area may not have the same benefits of geothermal energy and extra minerals, you can buy a water filter to improve the quality of the water you wash in. Avoiding the sun is also not a realistic option, but paying attention to SPF application can limit the negative effects of UV rays, and save your skin in the long run.

And of course, you can harness the benefits of Iceland’s environment by incorporating products developed using ingredients found in the area into your daily routine, such as our revolutionary BIOEFFECT EGF Serum.

The BIOEFFECT EGF Serum is one of the best anti-aging products on the market

While the people of Iceland did get lucky in that their environment is so naturally good for their skin, they have also found the best ways to use this to their advantage. Now that the secret is out, why wait to see the results for yourself!

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