Skin Rewilding Is The Buzzy Trend Of 2022 & Here’s Why You Need To Try It Out

Ayushi VermaAyushi Verma  |  Jan 12, 2022
Skin Rewilding Is The Buzzy Trend Of 2022 & Here’s Why You Need To Try It Out


The modern lifestyle has some upsides (like knowing the ins and outs of Tom Holland’s routine) but unfortunately has many downsides too. Constantly looking at screens, living in concrete structures away from nature and being exposed to enormous amounts of pollution (seriously, just open your Weather app and check the AQI of your city) does have detrimental effects on our bodies and our minds. While many people are already aware of these, did y’all know that even your skin’s health is dependant on this? Yup, acne, rosacea and other skin concerns are only heightened because of the dramatic shift in human beings’ lifestyles over the years.

To counter this, a new skincare trend is on the block and it’s called skin rewilding. So, let’s learn more about it.

What Is Skin Rewilding?


The term rewilding is technically derived from environmentalism, where the goal is to help the Earth repair itself through natural methodologies. The concept translates beautifully to the skincare sphere. That said, skin rewilding is the process of gently, holistically addressing inflammation to rebalance our bodies and therefore, improve our complexions. Rewilding the skin is all about fostering the skin’s microbiota, the millions of powerful bacteria that protect and nourish our skin. It’s about ‘seeding and feeding’ the skin with nutrients to bring it back to life. Think of it in the same way as looking after your gut by eating fermented foods. 

It basically helps your skin renourish itself and maintain a more substantial skin barrier. The stronger it is, the better your skin will feel while being protected. 

7 Ways To Rewild Your Skin, Starting Today!

Invest In Skincare Products That Promote A Healthy Barrier

Using gentle skincare products that foster a strong skin barrier is super important. Peptides, ceramides, and probiotics are all excellent ingredients to add to your routine. Nourishing, soothing ingredients that help quench your skin – such as jojoba oil, colloidal oatmeal, shea butter and honey- can also help. 

Eat Cleaner Foods

As the saying goes, you are what you eat. It’s true, what you eat can directly affect your skin. Sugar, processed foods and empty carbohydrates can exacerbate ageing and inflammation. It would be best to drink plenty of water and eat cleaner foods to provide your body with the energy it needs. 

Keep Your Stress Levels In Check

Stress can impact our minds and bodies in so many ways, ranging from depression to heart disease and beyond. Anything you can do to keep stress at bay can improve your health dramatically. Try breathing exercises, meditation,  reading a book, short and long walks, and saying no to obligations that overcommit you. 

Get Your Beauty Sleep

Getting enough sleep can help keep inflammation down. When we sleep for 7 to 9 hours we allow our body to recover from the day. The more you sleep, the more refreshed you and your skin will feel. 

Indulge In Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Lymphatic drainage massage can help promote circulation, drain the lymph, improve body fluid balance, and promote healthier immune function. You can try vibrating jade roller or gua sha for this. 

Wear Your Sunscreen

We have said it a thousand times but it bears repeating: wear your sunscreen even when you are indoors. The sun’s potent rays can cause wide-ranging skin concerns including premature ageing, pigmentation, and skin cancer. Apply an SPF 30+ to any exposed skin every single day. 

Cut Back On Exfoliants

While exfoliants promise to purge dull skin and dead cells, revealing a newer, glowing complexion underneath, you can certainly overdo it. Be mindful of how many products you’re using in your daily regimen that might have exfoliating properties. Also, Instead of using physical scrubs which consist of granular or beaded particles, microexfoliation uses milder enzymes, foaming bicarbonates or skincare acids in low percentages.

Get, set, glow!

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