Acalaca has been struggling with acne for eight years.
Acne is a common condition that affects most people including celebrities. Well-known businesswoman Akona ‘Acalaca’ Lali shares on how she dealt with the skin issue.
Growing up in the Eastern Cape, Akona had to live those awkward teen years hiding her face behind funky hairstyles, bold accessories and fashionable clothes. And, in a recent Instagram post, the beaut opened up about how people used to make fun of her,
I thought I would have “bad skin” for the rest of my life and remember some guy saying I look like a lunch bar, I got home and cried so much
Having tried countless skin products in the market with no results, the digital entrepreneur found other methods to help combat her skin condition.
She was put on Oratane, a medical treatment that fights off bacteria and reduce the inflammation for six months, but that had to be cut short due to harsh side effects,
I stopped using it on my 4th month I just couldn’t deal with the side effects
She then tried the Vampire Facial, a procedure done by aesthetic professionals which involves taking a sample of your own blood and then injecting it with needles back in your face.
And, that’s when she noticed a difference which led her to make a lifestyle change,
My lifestyle definitely contributes to the health of my skin, hair and nails in fact my entire well being. I’m vegan, I don’t drink alcohol or smoke tobacco
How does she maintain such radiant skin?
She eats a well balanced diet and drinks plenty of water. She also produces skin care products which will be launching soon.