Updated: Sep 3, 2020
My Top Ten Foods for Eczema:
I call them the rainbow foods. All these foods contain quercetin a powerful antioxidant and natural antihistamine. Which can help inflammation as well as control histamine in your body.
quercetin gives many fruits and vegetables their rich colour.
Sweet potatoes Coriander
Turmeric Aloe Vera
Supplements to consider:
Omega-3 fatty acids may help in reducing acne and other skin conditions as omega-3 is known to prevent inflammatory cytokine production, which may reduce acne and other skin conditions. (1)
When choosing what Omega 3 Fatty acids supplement to get, always check the supplement is made from small fish to avoid mercury contamination.
Eating healthy fats can help to maintain the structure of the skin and keep the skin hydrated. Healthy fats prevent inflammation, support skin disorders such as rashes, red spots, and irritation. Foods containing omega-3 fats, such as flaxseed and walnuts can be particularly beneficial for eczema and psoriasis. (2)
Vitamin D : Check your vitamin levels. If you are a person of colour in particular you will not be having enough Vitamin D between October and May.
Zinc: is thought to decrease the development of damaging free radicals. It encourages the production of collagen and protects the skin's support structure. (3)
1.Khayef, Golandam et al. (2012). ‘Effects of fish oil supplementation on inflammatory acne.’ Lipids in health and disease 11(165):3.Khayef, Golandam et al. (2012). ‘Effects of fish oil supplementation on inflammatory acne.’ Lipids in health and disease 11(165):3.
2.) Jones, S (2017). ‘The Good Skin Solution: Natural Healing for Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea and Acne.’ P.40
3. Vollmer et al. (2018). ‘Enhancing Skin Health: By Oral Administration of Natural Compounds and Minerals with Implications to the Dermal Microbiome.’ International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 19(10):3059.