April 08 2022 – Genevieve Chaplin
Put simply ‘rewilding your skin’ means to sooth inflammation & sensitivity in an extremely gentle way. Our skin wasn’t built to contend with the man-made aggressors that keep developing as we evolve. A combination of factors has caused our skin barrier to become disrupted and overly sensitive such as lack of sleep, environmental damage and overuse of harsh exfoliating agents.
Skin diseases such as acne & eczema are almost non-existent in hunter-gatherer communities.
Rewilding skin takes us back to our roots and is accomplished by the use of microbiome-friendly skincare. There are literally trillions of microorganisms that live on your skin, and these microorganisms are made of both good and bad bacteria, virus, fungi and more. This eco-system determines our skin ph, product absorption and the overall health of our skin. The microbiome helps to protect against harmful acne causing bacteria such as C.acnes and eczema causing bacteria S. aureus. An unbalanced, disrupted microbiome can’t fight off these harmful microbes and so skin issues occur. Re-wilding is simply putting back on the skin what needs to be there naturally, rather than stripping and disrupting it. By helping to repopulate the microbiome with beneficial bacteria, it can signal the skins immune system that all is well and there’s no need to trigger an inflammatory response.
Our products use a combination of prebiotic and soothing botanical ingredients to help promote the good bacteria naturally on the skin. Prebiotics are a food source only for good bacteria, so they’re able to grow the good guys and starve the bad guys. This results in a stronger, more balanced microbiome which is better able to fight off harmful bacteria and reduce skin issues.
It’s not all about skincare though
Rewilding you skin doesn’t just happen from changing up your skincare though. There are several other ways you can help bounce your skin back to its natural state.
1. Enjoy an omega-rich diet
Omega fatty acids support the production of healthy sebum which is needed for feeding the skin’s microbiome
2. Get outside more
The reason skin diseases like eczema and acne are almost non-existent in traditional hunter-gatherer communities is because they have a constant interaction with nature. Connecting with nature helps promote interaction with natural microbes that are good for our skin. Not to mention, Vitamin D is also extremely beneficial for our overall skin health
3. Adjust your skincare
Check the ingredients in your skincare products and if they’re not microbiome-friendly, they may not be the best addition to your skincare routine. Look for skincare with prebiotics, probiotics & postbiotics.
Disclaimer: This blog post is solely for informative purposes. Even though research indicates that prebiotics/probiotics can alleviate certain skin conditions, we do not make any therapeutic or medical claims about our skincare. Our skincare is meant only for cosmetic purposes.