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How Blue Zone Habits Can Improve Your Skin

By Cover Media via Reuters Connect

How Blue Zone Habits Can Improve Your Skin
Blue Zone wellness habits include relaxing, exercising, living with purpose and intermittent fasting.

A new trend on TikTok has led people to adopt a new skincare routine and diet and supplement habits to reduce their biological age.

Blue Zone living requires people to take on the habits of those in Blue Zone areas, Onikawa (Japan), Icaria (Greece), Loma Linda (California), Nicoya Peninsula (Costa Rica) and Sardinia (Italy), where residents are said to live longer than average.

According to research, residents of these areas share several lifestyle habits and practices such as intermittent fasting, a mostly plant-based diet, an active lifestyle, taking the time to relax, living with purpose and finally, support from family members.

Kimberley Medd, Head of Clinic at Face The Future, has explained how adopting Blue Zone skincare habits and ingredients can lead to happy, healthy skin.

“A youthful glow and being healthy on the inside and outside are staples of the Blue Zone,” Kimberley begins.

“Blue Zone residents tend to have soften fine lines and wrinkles and seem to avoid the blemish breakouts that the rest of the world suffer, making it an attractive proposition for those who wish to age well.”

The expert adds that an increasing number of skincare brands are “including ingredients in anti-ageing skin care products that are native to the Blue Zones and are central to their recipe for long, healthy lives”.


Tumeric is known to be full of antioxidant properties, which can make your skin look and feel younger.

“Not only can turmeric boost your immunity, but it can also improve the health of your skin,” Kimberley says. “Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties protect skin from the effects of ageing and keep it looking young longer. It soothes red, irritated skin, and is a natural skin brightener, making dull skin look fresh and radiant.”


Mugwort is great for reducing inflammation and redness.

“This ingredient can help to reduce redness and inflammation from blemishes and calm rosacea,” the skincare expert states. “Its restorative properties may accelerate the healing of scars and create a smooth, clear complexion once again.”

Green coffee

Green coffee, which is unroasted coffee beans from Coffea fruits, contains more chlorogenic acid, which is thought to have health benefits.

“When it comes to skincare, green coffee has 70 times the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties than regular coffee,” Kimberley explains. “The antioxidants protect skin from harmful free radicals like dust, dirt, pollution, and sun exposure that cause wrinkles and dark spots. It is rich in fatty acids including linoleic and oleic acid, which help to moisturise dry skin.”


Olives are full of fatty acids which can help nourish your skin.

Kimberley says, “Olives contain fatty acids that aid in replenishing and nourishing skin. They also have a high concentration of polyphenols which strengthen and fortify skin.”


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