Coordinator of the Mixed Group Functional Food and Healthy Living Institute Prof. Dr. Nuray Yazıhan said that extreme heat in the summer, the intensity of the sun, salty sea water, increased humidity or excessive dryness disrupt the skin balance.
Nuray Yazıhan mentioned that sun rays can cause skin aging. Saying that excessive heat in the summer, the intensity of the sun, salty sea water, increased humidity or excessive dryness disrupt the skin balance, Prof. Dr. Nuray Yazıhan, “Sun rays can cause aging on your skin. In summer, your skin may be more oily than usual, and acne may increase. Or with the effect of thirst, it causes your skin to wrinkle and increase skin imperfections. Therefore, it is necessary to pay more attention to the use of preservatives, skin cleaning and moisturizing in summer.
“Stay away from carbonated, sugary and acidic drinks”
Reminding that hot weather causes more water loss in the body, Coordinator of Karma Group Functional Food and Healthy Life Institute Prof. Dr. Nuray Yazıhan made the following warnings by saying "Consume plenty of water":
“Make sure to drink enough water throughout the day to keep your body hydrated and maintain your hydration levels. You can understand the increase in your need for water from the darkening of your urine, the decrease in the amount of urine, the dryness of your skin and the decrease in its elasticity. Avoid carbonated, sugary and acidic drinks. Drink 2.5 liters of water every day for your skin health. Consumption of mixtures containing green leafy vegetables, especially parsley and lemon in the morning, starts the day vigorously, reduces edema and provides vitamin C to your skin. Green tea is a nice drink in summer with its antioxidant effect. ”
Saying, "The collagen stores in your body start to decrease from the age of 30," Prof. Coordinator of Karma Group Functional Food and Healthy Living Institute. Dr. Nuray Yazıhan continued as follows:
“You can provide wrinkles and moisture balance with collagen and hyaluronic acid: Collagen; It is the main protein in skin, tendon, ligament and bone structure and makes up about 70 percent of the skin. The most abundant collagens in our skin are type 1 and type 3. From the age of thirties, your collagen stores in your body begin to decrease. Bone broth, fish and chicken skin, the membrane inside the egg shell are abundant sources of collagen.
Dark green leafy vegetables such as broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, celery, beets, asparagus, cauliflower, chard, and kale are great sources of vitamins C, E, and A, as well as other collagen-promoting factors that support collagen production, such as zinc, manganese, and copper.
You can use supplements containing collagen and hyaluronic acid to support your skin. Especially with balanced vitamin and mineral intake, collagen peptides support your skin, muscle and bone tissue. Fruits rich in vitamin C such as blackberries, kiwis, oranges and lemons are beneficial for skin health. Vitamin C supports collagen production and maintains skin elasticity.”
“Support Your Damaged Skin with Natural Oils”
Saying "Support your skin damaged by sun and salt water with natural oils," Prof. Coordinator of Karma Group Functional Food and Healthy Living Institute. Dr. Nuray Yazıhan gave the following tips on how to achieve the best tan with functional foods without removing skin dryness:
“Coconut oil, avocado oil, almond oil nourish and calm your skin, reduce skin dryness. You can get a beautiful tan with carrot oil. In addition, carrots are a vegetable containing beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is important for skin health because it aids in the production of vitamin A in the body and promotes healthy skin regeneration. Avocado is a fruit rich in healthy fats and vitamin E. Thanks to these properties, it moisturizes the skin, increases its elasticity and improves skin health in general. Olive oil contains healthy fats, antioxidants and vitamin E. It can provide moisture to the skin, exert anti-inflammatory effects and strengthen the skin barrier.”
Antioxidant Nutrients Reduce Your Skin Damage
Coordinator of the Mixed Group Functional Food and Healthy Living Institute Prof. Dr. Nuray Yazıhan “Antioxidant foods reduce your skin damage. Asparagus, broccoli, brussels sprouts and cabbage are super effective in increasing the levels of glutathione, our body's most important antioxidant. Antioxidants can delay skin aging by reducing the harmful effects of free radicals. Green leafy vegetables: Green leafy vegetables such as spinach, chard, broccoli, lettuce are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that are important for skin health. Probiotics regulate both gut and skin microbiota: Foods containing probiotics improve gut health and therefore support skin health. It may be beneficial to consume probiotic sources such as yogurt, kefir, and pickles.
"If you have skin problems, it is important to see a dermatologist or health professional," said Prof. Coordinator of the Karma Group Functional Food and Healthy Living Institute. Dr. Nuray Yazıhan finished her words with the following words: “Remember, nutrition alone is not enough for a healthy skin. In addition to these functional foods, it is important to pay attention to other lifestyle factors such as drinking water regularly, avoiding the sun, getting regular sleep and managing stress.