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Preparing to get married is an exciting and busy time. Large wedding or small, the organisation and planning that goes into that one day can often lead to stress and feeling overwhelmed. Let’s not make skincare one of your stressors; we have you covered and can help you get glowing skin for the big day ahead! 
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If you are already familiar with skincare and have an established routine, you will have probably heard the phrase ‘cleanse and tone’ at some point. The cleanse stage refers to the cleaning of your skin, but what is toning the skin? And why should we be doing it? 

Let’s take a closer look at this key skincare step. 

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When it comes to moisturising, hand care is often not prioritised as much as our faces. Our hands are exposed to the elements every day, so it's important to regularly moisturise and keep them hydrated. 

Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of taking care of our hands. 

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When it comes to looking after our bodies, it’s important to know what we’re putting into them and onto them. At ishga, we only use the best high quality, organic ingredients in our products that are safe and kind to your skin and body. However, there are ingredients in many common products that we should be aware of to take care of ourselves, one group being known as ‘Endocrine disruptors’. 

Let’s take a closer look at these and how to avoid them. 

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This month we caught up with ishga Head of Research, Sophia Mackay. Learn about how how she came to have an interest in cosmetic science and the research she is currently working on.
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It can be easy for the number of skincare products we own to quickly grow to a shelf full of lotions and potions all promising miraculous results. It’s easy to end up with a collection of duplicate, single-purpose products that you might’ve tried and not seen results from, eventually making their way to the skincare graveyard!  

While it's not an entirely new concept, ‘Skin Streaming’ is a skincare trend that has grown in popularity recently.  

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With so many cleansing options available it can be hard to decide which one is best for your skin. Regardless of the method you choose, cleansing is the important step number one in a skincare routine for healthy, nourished skin. Let’s find out what separates a balm from a lotion and the benefits of each. 
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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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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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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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