Heard of Skin Streaming?

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.   

What is Skin Streaming? 

In simple terms, it’s about maximising the effectiveness of your skincare routine using fewer products that can fulfill multiple needs for your skin. Cutting out unnecessary products also makes your routine more sustainable, reducing unnecessary waste and saving money along the way. Better for you and the environment. At ishga, we’re all about creating a minimal, fuss-free self care routine, and with our range of results-driven organic skincare products it’s easy to streamline!  

How many products do you use? 

Most of us can simplify our routine to three or four products. Usually this would include a cleanser, toner, serum, and moisturiser (plus an SPF). Streamlining the number of products used stops the skin from being overloaded and active ingredients will be able to penetrate the skin more effectively. Choosing a few simple, but effective natural products suitable for your skin type is far greater than having a long, complex skincare routine. 

What are the benefits? 

Reducing the amount of products in your routine can prevent irritation as combining many conflicting ingredients could lead to a damaged skin barrier, inflammation and exacerbated skin concerns. It is also more cost effective to invest in the right products for your skin as a little can go a long way. 

Jar of ishga Marine Cleansing Balm on the beach

Who can try Skin Streaming? 

Anyone! Those who are experiencing any sensitivity or irritation will find it especially useful as stripping back your routine can help you to understand exactly what is working for you whilst settling and soothing the skin. 

5 simple steps to Skin Streaming 

The first step is to thoroughly cleanse your skin. Cleanse using ishga Exfoliating Face Wash Active Cleansing Lotion or Marine Cleansing Balm, followed by a spritz of Hebridean Marine Toner and antioxidant-rich Regenerating Face Serum. After applying the serum with raindrop motions gently across the face, wait a few minutes and allow the active ingredients to absorb into the skin. You will feel the skin firm up with the effects of Hebridean seaweed, and you are now ready to hydrate. Apply Anti-oxidant Marine CreamBalancing Marine Cream or Hydra+ Marine Cream containing a perfect blend of Hebridean seaweed extract and essential oils to nourish your skin. In the mornings, the last product you should apply is an SPF. After your moituriser has absorbed, apply it to face and neck and you’re ready to start the day!