Akhona Lali, commonly known as Acalaca. Picture: Instagram
Akhona Lali, commonly known as Acalaca. Picture: Instagram

How veganism can help with acne

By Viwe Ndongeni-Ntlebi Time of article published Mar 31, 2020

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If you've ever had an acne problem, you know just how much it can affect your self esteem.

Akhona Lali, commonly known as Acalaca, a certified vegan nutrition health coach and entrepreneur, said she battled with acne for many before she turned vegan.

"I used to have acne for almost eight years - my self esteem was on - 0. I was bullied and made fun of a lot."

"I tried so many products but my skin just kept getting worse and worse. I t ried oratane treatment and the side effects were terrible. I decided to research what the ingredients in the products were etc," said Lali.

Adding, "I found that most of the chemicals that i couldn’t even pronounce were bad for general health and well-being. The reality of being exposed to over 100 chemicals before I’ve even had breakfast just freaked me out. "

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I’ve shared how I battled with Acne for 8 years. How I tried soo many products but my skin just kept getting worse and worse. Tried oratane treatment the side effects were terrible. I decided to research what the ingredients in the products were etc. I found that most of the chemicals that i couldn’t even pronounce were bad for general health and well-being. The reality of being exposed to over 100 chemicals before I’ve even had breakfast just freaked me out. I took a holistic approach with my skin, hair, wellness and health, I changed my lifestyle ( I’m Vegan check out @acalaca_vegan_paradise ) I also started formulating my own natural skincare products, @acalacanaturalafricanskincare and my skin improved drastically. #handmadenaturalproducts #naturalskincareproducts #handmadesoap #naturalsoap #slesfreesoap #gentlesoap #acalacanaturalafricanskincare #naturalskincare #healthyskin #healthyskincare #healthyskinwithacalaca #acalacaskincare #goodskin #skincare #skinmask #facemask #naturalfacemask #jaderoller #facemassager

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Veganism has sparked a lot of buzz in the recent years. Research has claimed that there are major health benefits to a plant-based diet, one of those being that going vegan can improve your skin.

Lali said her best solution was a vegan approach.

"I took a holistic approach with my skin, hair, wellness and health, I changed my lifestyle to being vegan, I also started formulating my own natural skincare products, and my skin improved drastically."

"I drink plenty of water and get enough sleep. I take really good care of myself.  I follow acalaca vegan paradise plant-based lifestyle, I don’t drink alcohol, I take care of my skin using my own""

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