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Have you heard about the term rewilding your skin? Well it is all the buzz right now and essentially it is an organic reset. But does it work?  Read on to find out…

The past two years have definitely been an interesting one for a lot of us, that includes me. Furthermore, the changes we’ve experienced in the past year seem to be showing in our skin. Be it stress breakouts, maskne, or my forgetfulness when it comes to putting on sunscreen, as well as the fact that I live in a busy city rife with air pollution, my skin has been through a lot.

Now, as things begin to settle down, why not use this opportunity to reset your skin? And that’s what the South African-born company ESSE is aiming to do.

Rewilding My Skin With ESSE

ESSE’s #30dayrewild challenge sets out to return your skin to its roots by providing it with the necessary support it needs to restore the skin’s microbiome. The products included in the rewilding pack include:  

  • Sensitive Cleanser
  • Sensitive Toner
  • Nourish Moisturiser
  • Protect Oil
  • Resurrect Serum 

These products aren’t only gentle on the skin, but they also contain pre- and probiotics, both of which help to support a healthy skin microbiome, which in turn results in much healthier and happier skin.

Does rewilding your skin help?

1. I had fewer breakouts

ESSE 30 Day Rewilding Pack

I have combination skin, and coupled with the fact that I need to wear a mask to keep myself and those around me safe, breakouts have become a common theme in the past year.

However, 14 days into my rewilding journey with ESSE, I did notice that my breakouts had become less common. Probiotics have anti-inflammatory properties, and this can help with the formation of pimples.

Also, it should be pointed out that a stronger skin barrier can help to fight off any external factors that can trigger inflammation. ESSE’s products can help to strengthen the skin barrier, and this is another way in which it helped to combat my breakouts.

2. My complexion brightened

Breakouts and congestion have definitely left my skin looking a bit dull. Thankfully, it wasn’t long before my complexion began to clear up and take on a more brightened appearance.

This may be due to the ESSE Protect Oil, which is credited with increasing blood flow, which then helps to improve one’s complexion as well as keep their skin cells healthy.

3. My skin was hydrated

Dehydrated skin isn’t only uncomfortable, but it can also affect how well products work on your skin. This is why I was so happy when I realized that my skin had become much more hydrated.


Should you join the rewild journey?

Absolutely, especially because your skin will appreciate it, and the beginning of the year is the perfect time to do so.

For one, the rewild pack is perfect for sensitive skin, so you’ll know that you’re going to reset your skin without triggering it. What’s more, the end result will be a healthier microbiome which we know means stronger, happier, and healthier skin.

How else can we rewild skin?

In addition to participating in the #30dayrewild challenge, ESSE also has a few other tips on how you can rewild your skin.

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1. Eat an omega-rich diet

Omega fatty-acids support the production of healthy sebum, which is needed for feeding the skin’s microbiome..

By consuming omega-rich foods such as eggs, fresh fish, and seeds, you can help your body support the growth of healthy microbes. Omegas can also be taken in supplement form, although they’re best consumed from natural produce.

2. Exercising

Skin diseases like acne and eczema are almost non-existent in hunter-gatherer communities, where there is constant human interaction with nature. Re-connecting with the natural world is an important part of skin rewilding as it reseeds the skin with good microbes.

Vitamin D from the sun is also central to skin health. In addition to rewilding, getting immersed in nature is beneficial for mental health, lowering stress levels and improving your mood.


3. Choose healthy and safe skincare

First, do no harm. When choosing skin care products, prioritize those that are microbiome friendly, to avoid polluting the ecosystem on your skin. To actively improve the state of your skin, consider probiotic skincare. Probiotics out-compete pathogenic microbes, produce moisturizing factors, maintain skin pH, and reduce sensitivity and inflammation.

All these factors reduce the rate of skin ageing and result in an overall healthier skin.

Pie Mulumba

Pie Mulumba

Pie Mulumba is a beauty and wellness writer who has a passion for poetry, equality, natural hair, and skin-care. With a journalism degree from Pearson's Institute of Higher Education, and identifiable by either her large afro or colorful locks, Pie aspires to continuously provide the latest information, be it beauty or wellness, on how one can adopt a healthy lifestyle on a day-to-day basis.

The content in this editorial is for general information only and is not intended to provide medical or other professional advice. For more information on your medical condition and treatment options, speak to your healthcare professional.