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About the Guide — Acne Freedom Finally

The idea of writing something to help people with their skin, health, and happiness has been brewing since I became a dermatologist over nine years ago. Being a single mom with two kids and my own skin-care practice, I could not imagine where I would find the time and mental energy necessary to create a guide for healing acne, but I knew I had to do it.

Early on in my career, I began to notice a trend in the types of facial treatments I was performing. Regardless of a client’s gender, age or ethnicity, I would hear the same complaints over again. “I’ve tried everything to get rid of my acne and nothing works! I have seen the dermatologist, been on antibiotics, birth control, Spironolactone, Retin A, benzoyl peroxide and even tried Accutane! I have purchased expensive skin-care products and gotten all kinds of facials. I have stopped eating fried food entirely, and I still have ACNE!”

My clients were desperate to cure their acne. It did not matter what type of acne or how severe it was, all of them were suffering because of it. Many of them had lost their confidence and self-esteem as a result of dealing with chronic acne. They had also commonly spent a small fortune on painful procedures and products for any glimpse of hope to cure their acne.

Hearing their stories and not being able to provide any solid answers motivated me to learn everything I could about acne. I had the good fortune of working for a naturopathic doctor where I received a priceless experience. I began to learn more about how health affects the aging process, our skin, and specifically acne. I combined this training with my professional experience, education in health psychology, and certification in nutrition and weight management, and implemented a more integrated approach to skin-care. Not only were my clients receiving professional skin-care treatments and products, they were also being educated on the effects of diet and lifestyle on their skin. I guided them toward the real solution—it is the impetus for this guide: Acne Freedom Finally: The Ultimate Guide to An Acne-Free Life.

I modified how I had been doing my consultations, from basic “cover-your-ass” medical questions to spending more time listening and asking more questions. I allowed my clients to educate me. They taught me just as much about acne over the years as my education in skin-care had. I began to notice specific dietary and lifestyle patterns of behavior and treatment approaches among my clients that just did not work. Many clients reported similar symptoms and complaints of digestive issues, high-stress levels, poor dietary habits or hormone imbalances. I used this information to connect the different variables that affect acne and why some treatments were more successful for certain people than for others.

I began helping my clients understand the gut/acne connection and how changes in their diet and lifestyle would improve their digestive health and clear their skin. Based on the information they provided, I sometimes recommended they seek out proper medical testing and treatment for a possible underlying health condition that may have been exacerbating their acne. I provided specific acne skin-care tips and advice learned from years in the biz as to what does and does not work. I also had to remind them that my clinical facials and cosmeceutical skin-care products, albeit pretty good, still were masking the underlying problem. I repeatedly reminded clients that having chronic acne is not due to only having the wrong skin-care products. I had to tell them the hard truth. You cannot simply buy your way to clear skin.

I am sensitive to client finances and the costs involved with trying to keep “on top” of their acne. While my treatments and recommendations do help improve my client’s acne, some clients are compromised, in my opinion, because they cannot afford to come in for a consultation monthly and sometimes weekly treatments. This program was created so that everyone from the projects to the penthouse can cure their acne.

Through countless hours of training and research, and with the support of my friends and family, I created Acne Freedom Finally. I am grateful for this opportunity to be of service to others in a way that improves not only their skin but their quality of life. I feel a sense of joy and accomplishment with every person I have been able to help along the way. Having a client come in excited their acne is getting better is a priceless gift. Knowing I make a difference in peoples’ lives fuels my passion and gives me purpose.

This guide is designed to be followed from beginning to end; however, you can use the table of contents to jump to any specific section you are most interested in. It can be overwhelming to digest the whole guide in one sitting, so I recommend pacing yourself and breaking it up over several days. I recommend taking notes and putting into practice what you’ve learned from each section. Becoming acne-free is actually pretty simple if you follow the required lifestyle, diet, and best practices that are required. But to make these changes in your life, be prepared to do some work at the beginning as your habits adjust to the new way of living. All of the changes you make in your life will be worth it to become acne free.

For any questions you may have throughout this guide, please feel free to email me at [email protected] and I will do what I can to help clear your acne and live an acne-free life!

-Dana Okada, M.D.

Board certified dermatologist and a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.


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What You’ll Get

Personal Coaching

For any questions or advice, send me an email at [email protected]. I know what it is like to be flooded with information and the feeling of being lost and overwhelmed. If at any time throughout this guide, before, during or after, you have a question or concern, send me an email and I will help you become and stay acne-free.

The Acne Freedom Guide

The Acne Freedom Guide is a 160-page, value-packed program filled with everything I have learned over the years and tested not on just myself, but hundreds of my clients. Key features include:

  1. The best foods and supplements for clear skin.
  2. The Acne Freedom Diet including 15 delicious, easy-to-make recipes.
  3. The Acne Freedom Detoxification Protocol and much more.

The full contents of the guide are as follows:


Chapter 1. The Root Cause

  • Inflammation is the Real Problem
  • Listen to Your Gut
  • What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?

Chapter 2. Conventional Acne Treatment Methods

  • Oral Medications
  • Topical Medications

Chapter 3. Integrative Acne Treatment Methods

  • Heal from the Inside Out
  • Eat like They Did in the Old Days
  • Adopt a Skin-Friendly Diet

Chapter 4. Foods that Lead to Acne

  • To Grain or Not to Grain?
  • The Case Against Gluten
  • The Evils of Sugar in All its Forms
  • Soy Confusion
  • Dairy, Dairy Quite Contrary
  • Protein Powder or Packaged Pimples?
  • Clarification on Cooking Oils
  • Don’t Take Away My Alcohol
  • Your Daily Dose
  • High-Quality H2O
  • Clearing Confusion on Water Types

Chapter 5. Nutritional Supplements for Acne

  • Know Your Supplements
  • Multivitamin Supplements
  • Probiotics and Prebiotics
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acid
  • Vitamin D
  • Turmeric

Chapter 6. Detox Your Body

  • Organs of Detoxification
  • Detoxification Strategies
  • Detoxification Supplements
  • A Break from Cooking – Fasting
  • Alleviate Allergies
  • Kill Candida
  • Get Off the Drugs
  • Get Moving
  • Sweat it Out
  • Scrub it Off
  • Take an Epsom Salt Bath
  • Grab Some Coffee
  • Call the Plumber

Chapter 7. Detox Your Home

Chapter 8. Stress Less and Beauty Rest

  • Stress-Reduction Strategies
  • Beauty Sleep Strategies

Chapter 9. Balance Your Hormones

  • Insulin
  • Thyroid
  • Testosterone/DHT/DHEA
  • Progesterone/Estrogen
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Chapter 10. Acne Care for Your Skin Type

  • What Type of Skin Do I Have?
  • The Effect of Climate
  • Oily, Combination, or Dry Skin
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Darker Skin
  • Adult and Aging Skin
  • Teen Skin

Chapter 11. What Products Should I Use?

  • Cleansers
  • Toners
  • Scrubs
  • Acids
  • Moisturizers
  • Sunscreens
  • Makeup

Chapter 12. At Home Tips

  • Shaving
  • Icing
  • Extractions

Chapter 13. Acne No-Nos

Chapter 14. Professional Acne Treatments

  • How Do I Find a Clinical Aesthetician?
  • Questions to Ask an Aesthetician
  • Clinical Skin Care Products
  • Clinical Facials
  • Chemical Peels
  • Levulan/Photodynamic Therapy
  • Other Devices

Chapter 15. Treatments for Acne Scars

  • Medical Peels
  • Micro-Needling and Platelet-Rich Plasma
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Dermabrasion/Microdermabrasion
  • Trichloroacetic Acid Cross
  • Scar Excision or Punch Excision

15 Recipes That Will Help Stop Acne Flare-ups and Let Your Skin Heal

  1. Lemon, Grapefruit and Orange Juice
  2. Red Beet and Lemon Juice
  3. Garlic, Grapefruit and Ginger Juice
  4. Ginger and Orange Juice
  5. Apple, Ginger, Onion, Dandelion and Garlic Cleanser Smoothie
  6. Moisturizing Chayote Salad
  7. Gluten-Free Quinoa Salad
  8. Gluten-Free Zucchini Spaghetti with Avocado Sauce
  9. Quinoa Tabbouleh
  10. Special Potato Salad with Ranch Sauce
  11. Powerful Skin Nurturing Salad
  12. Jicama, Carrot and Avocado Moisturizing Salad
  13. White & Purple Cabbage and Cucumber Moisturizing Salad
  14. Omega 3 “Stop the Clock” Salad to Reverse Aging
  15. Omega 3 & 6 Avocado and Salmon Skewers


Additional Resources

  • Organizations, Foundations, and Websites
  • Programs
  • Documentaries
  • Medical Tests
  • Acne Checklist

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