Reduce skin sensitivity by increasing microbial diversity

More than half the population in America claims to have sensitive skin and other first world countries show similar statistics. In our view, this is an indictment on the products people use.

Sensitivity can be a reaction to your perfume, shampoo, conditioner or detergents. Sensitivity shows as reddening after applying product. Skin tends to flush, is easily aggressed when placed under stress, marks and scars easily.

Targeted products

Ask your therapist for a bespoke solution for your skin’s needs.

Lifestyle Considerations

Your lifestyle can make a difference to your skin

  • Avoid unnecessary cleansing and over cleansing. Avoid foaming cleansers that will disrupt the skin barrier function and choose a cleanser containing mild or no surfactants instead.
  • Avoid abrasive exfoliants and excessively exfoliating. Settle on exfoliating once a week using a gentle exfoliator.
  • Use non-drying masks.
  • Look for products containing Aloe Vera Extract and/or Chamomile.
  • pH of ALL products must be 4.5.

  • Carefully consider lifestyle choices. Avoid anything that will increase heat or inflammation in the skin like e.g. excessively hot baths or showers.
  • Where possible, ensure you get around 15 minutes of uninterrupted, unprotected sun exposure per day – the production of Vitamin D has an underestimated effect on the skin.
  • Take an omega-3 supplement with at least 400 mg of long chain omega-3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA). Make sure that you are not allergic to fish oil – the symptoms include facial swelling and a rash.
  • Take a good quality oral probiotic and apply a probiotic skincare treatment that contains live strains of beneficial microbes to improve the skin barrier.
  • Avoid artificial atmospheres and extreme temperatures where possible. If these are unavoidable, supplement the skin by spritzing any of the Esse Toners onto the skin throughout the day.
  • Spend time outdoors. Get into nature and interact with nature as much as possible to allow for crucial microbial interaction.