Acne is something anyone can face, regardless of age, gender, or skincare routine! If you’ve struggled with breakouts, then you know how infuriating, stressful and alone it can make you feel. Acne affects more than just your skin, it can affect your self-esteem, confidence and well being.
Caralyn (@sc.e.nic) from the Blume Community, reached out to us through Instagram and shared her before and after photos with Meltdown, our all natural spot treatment. After chatting briefly through DM’s we hopped on a call with her to learn more about her experience with skin care and acne.
Wanting to inspire and remind you all that you’re not in this alone, Caralyn shares her #MyMeltdownStory down below.
During my first year in college, my brain and body were telling me that I wasn't doing well. I wasn’t practicing self-love or self-care as much as I could have. I was not feeling like myself, and acne was the cherry on top that left me defeated.
Its tough because it’s hard to know why your acne continues to persist. You can be doing everything right, like eating a well balanced diet and exercising but nothing changes. This makes it hard to be positive because acne is something you can’t really hide. Of course you can wear makeup but that’s not a fix all solution. I was never big on using makeup but with acne I had to wear it everyday to feel good enough to go out. This caused an internal conflict, because I wasn’t living out my identity. On top of feeling self conscious about my acne, I was also insecure about my makeup skills, or lack of.
I seeked help in dermatologists, hoping their recommendations would solve my severe cystic acne but they left my skin flaky and often caused allergic reactions. At this point, I was crying about my skin because nothing was working. I felt like Doctors were recommending me products that weren’t in my best interest and I felt a lack of sympathy from them.
When I heard about Meltdown acne oil through Instagram, I thought it was a new fun and innovative way to help you take better care of yourself so I decided to give the all natural spot treatment a shot.
I began cleansing with the Daydreamer face wash, and applying Meltdown at night. After a couple of weeks, my blemishes and scarring started to clear up! This transformation helped me realize that making small changes in my life such as adding Meltdown to my self-care routine could make me feel better. This acted as a catalyst to help me restructure other neglected parts of my life, such as my diet and mental health.
For 6 months, I wore foundation to try and conceal my acne. After finishing my first bottle of Meltdown, I own all the confidence to smile at others and make direct eye contact when I talk. I feel confident because people are seeing ME and not just the red bumps on my face.
How does Meltdown Work?
To get a better understanding on how Meltdown helps with hormonal and cystic acne, let’s break down some of the key ingredients:
Black Cumin Seed Oil: The main active ingredient is Black Cumin Seed Oil (BSC), which is anti-inflammatory and high in zinc so it helps fight off infection. BCS contains over 100 vitamins and minerals essential for healthy skin.
Blue Tansy: You’ve probably seen it popping up in beauty products all over in the last 2 years or so. This stuff comes from a medicinal flower. Like Black Cumin Seed Oil, it is also antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. It has a side effect of skin-calming and reaction soothing. Tansy’s are similar to chamomile and share the flower’s calming qualities. Into the Gloss, even suggests adding a little blue tansy in your shampoo to calm an itchy scalp.
Rosehip Oil: Rosehip oil is a classic in the natural skin game. So versatile and so ESSENTIAL, Rosehip oil repairs damaged skin, moisturizes and heals blemishes. Rosehip oil is also anti-aging due to the antioxidants and the oil’s ability to penetrate into deeper layers of the skin. It contains Vitamin C which stimulates collagen production and also reduces fine lines.
Continue reading the full Meltdown Ingredient Breakdown here.