Seaweed is at the core of ishga. It’s a truly wonderful marine plant that provides our skin with an abundance of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The use of seaweed dates back centuries and as an incredibly diverse algae, it lends itself to a variety of purposes. Let’s take a look at a brief history of seaweed in Scotland!
Dull skin can affect everyone at some point in their skincare journey. Sometimes even the most vibrant, glowing skin one week can look tired and uneven the next. Let’s find out why this can happen and the simple tips you can use to get your complexion radiant once again!
During your pregnancy you will experience changes to your body and some of these changes can occur to your skin. Your body will experience a surge in hormones (estrogen and progesterone) that go to your blood vessels, immune system, skin pigment and your glands. It’s important to keep an eye on what ingredients are in your skincare products as certain ones can be absorbed into your body and therefore into your baby’s too.
Healthy, nourished skin is always in. ‘Glass skin’ is the current trend building on this aspiration for the ultimate glow, originating from K-Beauty (Korean Beauty) stars and has now racked up millions of views on TikTok. K-Beauty is all about working with high efficacy products, natural ingredients and layering to achieve that poreless dewy look – something we can get on board with at ishga!
There is no doubting the relaxing and restorative benefits that come with getting a massage. But what happens to your body while you are getting one? We look at the mental and physical benefits of enjoying a massage and discover how important they are for self care.
Our two award-winning formulas each have their own unique benefits based on their natural ingredients and essential oils. Let’s look into each to allow you to decide which one is more suitable for your skin type.
We all know the benefits exercise can have on the mind and body but sometimes breaking out in a sweat can lead to our skin becoming congested and irritated. Read on to find out how you can keep your complexion glowing post exercise!
Our skin is a wonderful thing. Not only is it the largest and heaviest of the body’s organs, but it also does an amazing job of multi-tasking, from protecting us against bacteria to being a thermostat and regulating our temperature. On one inch of skin there are approximately 19 million cells!
Have you been lucky enough to receive ishga treats this Christmas? Let's look at the best techniques for applying your new ishga products, and insider tips and tricks to maximise your results for nourished, glowing skin!
Seaham Hall will be celebrating its 20th anniversary on the 21st December. Huge congratulations to the team on reaching this significant milestone! We’re catching up with Spa Manager Amanda to find out more about the exciting plans for the spas 20th year.
A quick and convenient fix for 'cleansing' late at night, face wipes are often too tempting to reach for. But the truth is that they are not good for your skin or the environment. They don't properly cleanse and lift the dirt from your skin, which can lead to clogged pores. Many face wipes also have chemical preservatives and fragrances in them that can irritate the skin. Wipes are often flushed down the toilet which means they end up in our seas, and if going to landfill they can take over 100 years to decompose.
Occasionally when making natural skincare products, there might be a slight change in texture, consistency or appearance despite following the same recipe and ingredients list. While there may be minor variations in the batch making, quality is not affected,and the result is the indication of a genuine natural product.