What to eat to help with Itchy & Irritable Skin (Formication)
- Omega-3 fatty acids: Oily fish is packed with Omega-3’s, DHA and EPA, natural moisturisers that revive dry skin. Eat more: walnuts, fortified eggs, sardines, milled linseed and all those dark, leafy greens like spinach, kale and cabbage.
- B vitamins contain the nutrient, biotin, which forms the basis of nails, skin, and hair cells. Eat more:
(B2) Eggs, dark green vegetables, fish, grains, lean meat, mushrooms
(B3) Sunflower seeds, tuna, chicken, potato, cottage cheese,
(B5) Avocados, broccoli and mushrooms
(B6) Green beans, whole grains, spinach, fish and bananas
- Vitamin C, an anti-oxidant, key to production of collagen. Eat more: strawberries, oranges, kiwis and limes.
- Vitamin E, another anti-oxidant which protects and repairs your skin. Eat more: almonds, hazelnuts, and sunflower seeds