In Denmark, the name of the game is incorporating soothing treatments into your beauty routine. Two soothing routines Danish people regularly do, according to Henriksen, are chamomile eye treatments and lavender facial steam treatments. Chamomile treatments are easy to try at home—just steep chamomile tea bags for a minute or two and place them on your eye area for 10 to 15 minutes before beginning your skincare routine.
Henriksen explains that it’s also easy to try a lavender facial steam at home. “Lavender is the most calming, soothing, and healing essential oil, and the aroma in itself is very relaxing,” he says. “Fill your sink [a third of the way full] with warm water and take a tablespoon full of lavender essential oil and stir in the water. Drench a terry face cloth in the mixture and lean over the sink. Press the cloth into your face to get the stimulative and soothing comfort of the lavender. Hold it like that for at least 30 seconds and then repeat five to eight times. You feel completely revived.”