The Usual Suspects: Common Causes of Skin Imbalance

Obviously, the skin has a very complex relationship with the deeper ecology of the body and mind. And already, we can see that there are many places to look when trying to uncover the root cause of an inflammatory skin condition. Among the most important players are:

  • the digestive system
  • the blood
  • the liver
  • any imbalances in vata, pitta, and kapha
  • emotional disturbances
  • the season

The critical takeaway message is this: most skin issues originate deep within the body—with digestive imbalances, weaknesses in related organs, or excess heat and toxicity circulating in the blood—all of which are easily exacerbated by seasonal and emotional influences.