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Our skin is the largest organ and with that important role comes a lot of hard work. It helps to regulate our body temperature, but its main role is to provide protection, creating a barrier between us and external substances. As we wind down, the evening gives skin a chance to renew itself and heal any damage from the day like UV exposure, pollution or stress. 

Let’s find out what happens to our skin while we sleep.

 

 

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Throughout our lifetime, our skin changes and for women some of these changes can be down to fluctuating hormone levels. These changes can cause skin concerns during your period, pregnancy and menopause. First, let’s understand what hormones can affect your skin and its health. 
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Lip balm should be an essential item in your skincare collection. It’s an all-year round must for soft, hydrated lips. Aside from being a lip savouir when the cold winter weather arrives, or to protect your lips from the sun, there are lots of great uses for it. Let's look at nine ways you can use your Replenishing Lip Balm. 
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Seaweed bathing is nothing new, in fact the practice originates centuries ago. In recent years it has increased in popularity due to the incredible benefits of seaweed becoming more prevalent. A soak in the bath can be soothing for mind and body after a long day, but what are the additional benefits of adding seaweed? 
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We use four types of brown seaweed here at ishga, each one contains Fucoidan which is a type of polysaccharide (a biomolecule) found naturally in the algae.  Polysaccharides assist with healthy maintenance of the skins structure to help nutrients to pass through the skin barrier and into the deeper layers of the skin.  
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As we began 2023, we knew it was going to be an incredibly exciting year for us, especially as we were celebrating our 10-year anniversary! Here we are, about to start a new year, but before we dive into it, let's reflect on some of the standout moments from this year. 
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Many of us at some point in our lives may experience acne. Dirt, dead skin cells, and oil can clog in the pores leading to blackheads, whiteheads or cysts. Other factors such as diet, hormones, lifestyle, and stress can also cause flare-ups and in some cases the spots can leave behind scars on the skin. 

It’s a skin concern that can vary in severeness and duration. Sometimes, seasonal changes can affect the skin too. Today we’re looking at how the colder season may affect acne.

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Here at ishga we are big fans of exfoliation as it’s one of the easiest ways to achieve glowing, radiant skin! Salt scrubs are commonly used as natural body exfoliators, and can be the first step for healthy, nourished skin.
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More commonly known as our skin’s natural oil, it hydrates and protects our complexion. Let's take a deeper look at its importance and how we can regulate it for skin health. 
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The thought of covering your face in oil may seem at odds with what a good skincare routine should look like, but there are many benefits to using a facial oil. The key is to choose an oil that will balance and nourish your skin without clogging pores. 

As well as providing a deep boost of hydration, facial oils can help to balance sebum (natural oil) production and reduce the appearance of fine lines.  

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At ishga, we use four types of seaweed in our organic skincare; Fucus Serratus, Fucus Vesculosis, Pelvetia Canaliculata, and Ascophyllum Nodosum. The two types that go into the majority of our products are Fucus Serratus and Fucus Vesculosis, both of which hold powerful benefits for our skin. 

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We have taken the hassle out of gift buying and compiled our list of our customer favourites to help make it easier for you to tick off that shopping list. Spread some Hebridean joy this festive season with an ishga gift your loved ones will cherish. 
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