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BEAUTY, BUSINESS AND PARTY TIPS BY SOPHIA LIE

Sophia Lie is the reason why we at Björk and Berries are all addicted to infrared saunas. The Norwegian model and actress opened the now immensely popular HEAT in 2018 – Scandinavia’s first full-spectrum infrared sauna lounge. A visit to HEAT is according to us the ultimate way to relax, restore and re-energize your body and mind. Especially after a night out – like the party we recently co-hosted with Sophia at Alma to celebrate inner and outer beauty.

 

We sat down with Sophia to ask her a few questions.

 

How did the idea for HEAT come about?
Infrared sauna therapy is super popular in the fashion industry and I discovered the concept when I was working as a model in New York. It soon became a necessary part of my routine for recharging and staying in shape – I would go into the sauna tired, worn-out and swollen and exit 45 minutes later feeling reborn, full of energy and ready to get in front of the camera. When I sit down in the infrared sauna, my stress decreases and my whole body relaxes. My tender muscles stop aching, especially my neck that has been troubling me a lot. I also notice right away how the intense sweating reduces inflammation and removes the puffiness from both my face and body. My skin gets a whole new glow, quickly making me ready for my next shoot. When I moved to Stockholm I couldn’t imagine a life without my sessions, so I simply decided to bring the concept with me to Scandinavia.

 

What is your advice for aspiring entrepreneurs?
Meditate, manifest and write your goals in a diary every day. Both long-term goals, and short-term goals. I do transcendental meditation every day and it helps me stay grounded, energized and make better choices. It’s a way for your brain to be able to take out the trash twice a day and stay in a state of high performance. I’ve done this practice since I was 26 and it has been a life-changer! You can take the course in all the major cities in the world, there is a course in Stockholm.

 

How do you get that glow? Give us your beauty secrets!
Infrared sauna followed by Björk and Berries Skin awakening C-Serum, Deep Forest Face Mist and lymphatic drainage massage at Forces by Sweden that I share the HEAT location with. For a healthy glow you both need clean quality non-toxic skincare, as well as to detox your body from the inside out!

 

We recently had a party together which begs the question - what are your best tips for recovering after a night out?
That was so fun!! Number one, be smart when you drink, and drink clean. The hangover is very different from vodka soda/tequila soda to beer/wine/sugar drinks etc. Less inflammation = less hangover. Make sure to drink loads of water before bed and book in a HEAT sweat session first thing in the am, followed by coconut water for rehydration! This is my personal tip, remember I am not a doctor hehe. 

 

What is your favourite spot for a night out in Stockholm?
I love Ciccio's, it always has a great vibe, oh and Milles, and the roof of the bank hotel. I don’t really go to clubs in Stockholm so I can’t answer beyond the restaurant scene. 

 

What is your favorite Björk and Berries product, why? 
All, can I say that I am in love with every product I have tried so far. Perhaps my all-time fave is the serum and face mist  they absorb so well and are perfect in my handbag when I’m travelling, oh and also the travel size hand cream is a must! I get cracked dry skin when I’m flying!

 

Don’t forget to book a session at HEAT – when you do you will also get to try some of our products that are in the salon.