Rosacea (roe-ZAY-she-uh) is a skin condition that mainly affects the face and is usually more common in women than men. It leads to blood vessels becoming more visible, causing blushing or flushing of the skin. The condition may also cause small pus-filled bumps to appear, which can be mistaken for acne. Flare ups can last from weeks to months and then disappear for a while. Although there is no cure for rosacea, there are treatments and lifestyle factors that may help to control and reduce the flare-ups.
The appearance of your pores can be influenced by several factors, such as your skin type, genetics, age and sun exposure. Pores have an important function as they allow the skin to breathe, acting as a channel between the inside of the body to the outside.
Our skin is our largest organ. It protects us, aids digestion, prevents fluid loss and also helps to regulate our body temperature. Drinking water every day does wonders for our skin, and here are six ways in which it does...
When we experience breakouts, it can be easy to assume that all pimples are the same. Pimples are pores that have become clogged. This can happen as a result of your skin producing excess sebum, a buildup of dead skin cells/oils, or the area has come into contact with something else – such as touching your face too much (we have all been there!). Sometimes it can be a combination of factors, and our lifestyles, hormones and diets can play a part too.
Let's look at the differences between whiteheads, blackheads and acne.
We use a variety of natural oils in our products, each one bringing its own unique benefits. Sourced from nature, the oils provide vitamin rich nourishment for your skin, working in perfect harmony with our antioxidant rich Hebridean seaweed extract.
ishga is proud to partner with some of the country’s most luxurious hotels and spas to offer you blissful treatments that transport you to the Hebrides. This month, we’re talking to the team from the Spa at Coworth Park, part of the Dorchester Collection. Coworth Park offers 5 star idyllic relaxation in a beautiful rural location in the heart of Ascot. There, you can enjoy signature ishga treatments and an experience to refresh every sense within the welcoming oasis of calm.
Your skin barrier is layer of skin is made up of strong skin cells that provide an essential defence to your body. Without this layer protecting you, all sorts of pollution and toxins would be able to get through. It also works to keep water inside of your body, allowing you to stay hydrated.
As skincare lovers, it's so easy to accumulate many different products over time (our skincare shelves are fully stocked!). It's important to keep track of when it's time to replace them, ensuring that your skincare routine is not hampered by poorly performing expired lotions and serums.
Often dry and dehydrated skin will be confused as the same thing, when they are actually separate skin concerns. Dry skin is cause by a lack of oil and is a skin type,whereas dehydrated skin needs hydrated and treating it can be easily remedied. The simplest way to avoid getting dehydrated skin is to make sure you are drinking plenty of water each day, even if you don’t feel thirsty, keep drinking water throughout the day to ensure your skin is getting the H2O it needs. Alongside a good skincare routine, you'll be glowing!
For part 2 of our A, B, C's of skincare, we're running through letters M to R, giving you everything you need to know about the ingredients we use as well as skincare knowledge to help you make informed decisions on your journey to your very best skin!
This month we caught up with our Head of Training and Account Support, Natalie Rodgers. She is one of our longest serving team members, joining near the beginning, almost ten years ago! Learn about Natalie's journey with ishga and where it all started.