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16th Oct 2023

Title: No tricks, just treats this Halloween – Keep skincare scaries away with ishga 

Title: No tricks, just treats this Halloween – Keep skincare scaries away with ishga 

 As the seasons change, the weather can become harsher on our skin as the temperature drops. Your face and body can get dry or itchy, and sometimes you might experience flare-ups of more serious skin conditions. 

So, what are some simple things that you can do to protect your skin, and keep it healthy and glowing during autumn and winter? 

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Cleansing Balm to the rescue 

Whether it’s daily makeup or heavy costume makeup for Halloween, we have the ideal product that will easily remove even the heaviest of makeup, while also leaving your skin clean, balanced and soothed. ishga Marine Cleansing Balm contains our unique Hebridean seaweed extract, which actively heals and regenerates the skin. The nourishing blend of essential oils will leave your skin feeling hydrated and soft. 

Give it lots of moisture 

Your skin is your largest organ and it’s there to serve as a barrier to protect your body, including keeping its water content just right. When the weather is very dry or cold, water evaporates off the surface of the skin much faster, so drinking more water will help to keep your moisture levels topped up. 

Humidifiers in your home are also a great way to add moisture to the air, and you won’t feel your skin drying out so much when the time comes to use your central heating. 

Use gentle products 

Be careful not to use overly harsh products in winter, as you’ll want to avoid stripping any moisture away from the skin as the weather gets colder. ishga’s Active Seaweed Cleansing Lotion is perfect for this time of year; gentle but incredibly healing for skin conditions from eczema to acne. 

Avoid very hot baths and showers 

In cold weather, if you use water that’s too hot on the face, it dehydrates the skin and can cause cracks. Hot water evaporates fast, and if the skin isn’t left moisturised, it will leave skin itchy and red. 

If you do want to take a hot bath or shower, then make sure you moisturise well afterwards. What you’re trying to do is to keep the barrier of your skin from losing water, so put lots of moisture back in! Our Invigorating Body Lotion  or Invigorating Body Oil  are great products to add to your bathing routine. 

Use a good moisturiser, and use it often 

It’s worth upgrading your moisturiser to a thicker, creamier one when temperatures drop. Use it after you cleanse your face or body, and one more time through the day to keep your skin smooth and healthy. You could even use an oil before your moisturiser to lock in more hydration. 

Of course we love the Nourishing Organic Face Oil  and Anti-oxidant Marine Cream. They’re full of the highest quality natural moisturisers and the most beautifully scented essential oils too. 

Keep your skin dry in the cold 

It seems obvious, but make sure your skin is fully dry before going outside in winter weather, as it’s likely to chap easier if damp. Don’t lick your lips to keep them moist (tempting as it may be!), use a good lip balm like ishga’s Replenishing Organic Lip Balm, and why not treat your hands to our award-winning Hydrating Hand Cream too? 

Exfoliate carefully 

The amount you should exfoliate in winter varies from person to person, and if your skin is very dry, you shouldn’t over-exfoliate. 

In cold weather, your skin is much drier, but once a week is generally a good idea to help speed up skin cell regeneration and allow your skin to absorb your moisturiser really well. Our Exfoliating Face Mask offers a host of organic ingredients and Hebridean seaweed powder to naturally buff away excess dirt and pollution. 

We hope our tips have been useful and that you enjoy the change of season. This time of year can be so beautiful, so go outside and enjoy it whilst keeping skin protected and comfortable. 

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