Uncovering the Underlying Causes of Skin Issues: A Holistic Approach

When it comes to skin problems like acne, psoriasis and eczema, the root cause often goes deeper than the skin itself.

From a holistic perspective, skin problems are often the result of an underlying imbalance in the body. While conventional treatments may help to reduce symptoms in the short-term, it is important to consider the root cause of these issues if you want to achieve lasting results.

The first step to understanding the root cause of skin problems is to look at the body as a whole. When something is wrong with your skin, it is likely the result of something else going on in the body. Holistic practitioners believe that the skin is a reflection of the internal environment of the body, and that any imbalances in the body will eventually be reflected in the skin.

One common issue that can cause skin problems is an imbalance in the gut microbiome. The microorganisms in the gut play an important role in maintaining good health, and an imbalance can lead to a variety of skin issues. Imbalances in the gut microbiome can be caused by a variety of factors, including poor diet, chronic stress and overuse of antibiotics. Taking steps to restore the balance of the gut microbiome, such as eating a balanced diet and avoiding unnecessary antibiotics, can help to improve skin health.

When it comes to things like psoriasis or eczema, these are conditions that often have a deeper cause than just genetics or lifestyle. In many cases, they can actually be a sign of liver congestion and improper detoxification. The liver is responsible for filtering toxins that enter the body and then breaking them down. When the liver is congested, it can’t do its job properly and toxins accumulate in the body. This can lead to an inflammatory response in the skin.

A holistic approach to skin problems can be very helpful:

  • Eating a nutrient-rich diet and avoiding processed foods, alcohol, and sugar can reduce inflammation and help the liver function better. 
  • Increasing intake of antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and anti-inflammatory foods can also help. 
  • Herbs like milk thistle, dandelion root, and turmeric can be very beneficial for liver health and detoxification. These herbs help to reduce inflammation and improve liver function, which can in turn reduce psoriasis symptoms. 
  • In addition to diet and herbs, stress management is also important. Stress can increase inflammation and further congest the liver, so it’s important to reduce stress levels. Meditation, yoga, deep breathing, and spending time in nature can all be beneficial. 


With a holistic approach, you can improve the health of your skin naturally. Diet, herbs, and stress management can all help to reduce inflammation and improve liver health, so the body can better detoxify and heal.

While conventional treatments may help to reduce symptoms in the short-term, taking steps to restore balance in the body can help to achieve lasting results. Eating a balanced diet, reducing stress, and restoring balance to the gut microbiome can all help to improve skin health and reduce the risk of further skin problems.

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