Megan was someone who reached out to us online to help her with her skin condition. She lives in Melbourne and couldn’t get into the clinic to see us so we prescribed her a series of home care products to heal and calm her skin. The results are simply AMAZING.
All products Megan used are available to purchase on our site. (Zippay and Afterpay available).
1. Can you tell us a bit about your skin struggles?
About 7 years ago I decided to come off the pill and not long after I broke out with rosacea, possibly even acne rosacea. My skin was horrible. I ended up seeing a dermatologist and got medication for it which I think was some sort of antibiotic, I also went back on the pill just because I thought it might help. After 10 months of use these medications did nothing so I came off them all. I found a book called ‘The Healthy Skin Diet’ by chance and read the rosacea section, it gave me a list of foods to eliminate and it worked. I still had redness, but no lumps. The main things were dairy and sugar. I ate very clean.
I then fell pregnant and my skin was fine until I stopped breastfeeding and the same thing happened. I didn’t do much at this point and it came in waves of breakouts. I was using organic products at the time which didn’t irritate my skin, however they weren’t helping to heal it either. I had a major flare up at a very stressful time in my life and I decided that I would just reach out to Heidi (Skin Divinity Owner) as I had met her through friends years prior and I felt comfortable sending her my photos.
It was quite confronting and I felt horrible about the way I looked, it was affecting my confidence and mental health if I am honest as I was going through such a hard time in my life and I felt like I didn’t even look like me. It was also very painful.
2. Can you tell us what you did to turn it around?
Heidi recommended me a range of products and I got them all. I didn’t know what to expect, but I was hopeful. They were:
Gentle Clean by Aspect.
Rescue by Osmosis.
Calm by Osmosis.
Sheer Hydration by Aspect.
Within a week I didn’t have any pain, the inflammation had gone down, within a month I had no lumps on my skin and the redness had gone down about 80% and then not long after that barely any redness at all and my skin looked and felt hydrated also. I still use them all! I also now use Aspect Extreme C serum too.
3. Apart from our products, is there anything else you have done that has contributed to healing your skin condition?
I work with a naturopath from the Gold Coast, Tia Miers. She is amazing! I have a daily herb tonic and compound which both have ingredients to help with my skin. I also take Nutra Organics Collagen Beauty daily and eat a gluten free, dairy free and sugar free diet.
4. What does your daily skin routine look like now?
I cleanse morning and night, always. I never, ever sleep with make up on!
After cleansing in the morning I use the Extreme C serum and then the Sheer Hydration (make up glides on top of this moisturiser it’s beautiful and I find I don’t need a primer).
At night I cleanse twice to remove all make up, then I use the Rescue serum mixed with the Calm serum and Sheer Hydration on top of them.
I think I definitely need some sort of mask to add to the mix as I can’t get into Skin Divinity for treatments, living in Melbourne.
5. What is the effect having healthier skin has had on your life?
I can get quite emotional when I talk about this because having a condition that affects the way you look is really hard. People would make comments about it all the time, you try to hide behind make up etc I can now wear no make up and feel confident. I get complimented all the time about how my skin glows (these are honestly words I thought I would never hear!) I wear make up to compliment my features, I am no longer using it to hide what’s underneath. In cutting out certain foods to heal it from the inside as well I lost weight as a result and just look and feel SO healthy.
6. Anything else you would like to add?
If you are suffering there is help out there, don’t be scared to ask, just ask! Send honest photos at it’s worst so the professional guiding you can give the best advice. Also work on diet and the inside too.
Also, a huge thank you to Heidi, honestly you changed my life. There are no words on how grateful I am!
We can’t thank Megan enough for allowing us to showcase her results and for opening up to us about her skin battles. Megan is a shining, radiant beauty – inside and out and we hope her journey can help and inspire others!