The importance of good habits
We’re cooped up just now, and it feels like a long time since we’ve had a normal routine. Sometimes routines can be a drag, but they also keep us grounded and create good habits for the body and mind.
That’s why this January, we started the year with our 21-day ‘Get Your Glow’ challenge – a bit of fun, designed to get you thinking about some subtle changes that are great for your skin, and your mental well-being. Did you have a go?
Establishing a routine
We started the month by establishing a better morning and evening routine, reminding you that it’s important to use ishga’s products in such a way that you get the best results. ishga director, Leon, was even game enough to demonstrate on Tik Tok!
Being constantly at home means it tempting to drink lots of tea and coffee. Whether you’re working at the kitchen table or engrossed in the joys of homeschooling, you need something to get you through long days. Did you swap some cuppas for herbal tea? There are lovely blends out there – what was your favourite?
Make the most of being at home
Of course, there are benefits to being at home. One thing that’s nice is there’s no pressure to wear lots of make up, and we recommend you take days off, just to let your skin breathe and get sunlight on those precious walks – with a good SPF of course!
In our northern climes, we’re subjected to central heating. Our skin is already at it’s driest in winter, so we suggest drinking more water, plus switching to ishga hand sanitiser and facial oils. They’re such a natural, fragrant way to introduce moisture your skin craves, without greasiness.
Diet, sleep and exercise
Of course, we’re passionate about the benefits of seaweed to skin and general health – it contains so many amazing nutrients and antioxidants! We also suggested you look at your diet in general, and try some healthy, new foods and recipes. Was there anything you tried that you really enjoyed?
Last but not least, exercise and plenty of nourishing, restful sleep is essential for youthful skin and general health. We gently nudged you in this direction. Do you have any tips for exercise and better sleep in lockdown, with all its challenges?
We hope you enjoyed our challenge for January, and got your glow back for 2021! We’d love to hear your feedback. And, if you didn’t get a chance to make changes, why not try again in February? Building good habits is always a good idea, any time of the year!
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