Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States affecting most of the adolescent population. It can cause significant psychologic distress and can lead to permanent scarring. Conventional treatment of this multifactorial condition has been challenging. Many patients are now seeking natural therapies to treat their acne, and emerging evidence is giving doctors new and effective therapies to treat this condition. This course summarizes the naturopathic approach to treating acne from an evidence-based perspective.


Ashley Dumont
Ashley Dumont

Dr. Ashley Dumont, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor and a graduate from the National University of Natural Medicine.

With a deep-rooted passion for dermatology, she believes in taking an evidence-based, holistic and individualized approach to skin health by addressing the foundational aspects of health as well as incorporating botanical medicine, nutraceuticals, mind-body medicine, and IV therapy. Dr. Dumont understands and values the importance of physical, spiritual, and emotional health and its direct connection to achieving healthy skin and overall wellness. Her goal is to empower her patients to take an active role in their personal and unique path to healing.

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Nikka Kanani

Dr. Nikka Kanani is a licensed Naturopathic doctor practicing in Orange County, California. She specializes in naturopathic dermatology, women’s health, and digestive health. She struggled with skin conditions including acne and eczema, and found relief and healing through integrative medicine. This developed into a passion for natural skin care and integrative dermatology. She believes that clear, healthy skin is achieved by treating the person from the inside out. 

Dr. Kanani earned her Bachelor’s degree in Public Health Science from the University of California, Irvine. She then completed her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University in San Diego, California. Dr. Kanani received advanced clinical training in women’s health, dermatology, environmental medicine, and autoimmune disease. She believes in an individualized approach to medicine and treating the patient as a whole person. Dr. Kanani is passionate about educating patients and working with them to create a treatment plan that is both feasible and effective. Her goal is to empower people to take control of their own health.

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