Review Article

Nutrition and Foods for Skin Health


Various medicinally uses of the natural foods as well as edibility of them caused attraction a huge attention for several pharmacological activities include antioxidants, antibiotics and antineoplastic activity. Aging is a major risk factor in the change of convert skin structure and function might also directly affect skin appearance. Age-related disorders in the skin health are a consequence of the accumulation of cellular damage and reduced activity of protective stress response pathways leading to low-grade systemic inflammation and oxidative stress. There is increasing evidence that consumption of a variety of phenolic compounds present in natural foods may lower the risk of serious health disorders because of their antioxidant activity, amongst other mechanisms. This mini review reports the importance of the natural foods and nutritional status in the maintenance of healthy skin in human.

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IssueVol 7, Vol 1-2 (Spring 2019) QRcode
SectionReview Article(s)
Antioxidants Nutritional Status Oxidative Stress

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Akalın G, Selamoglu Z. Nutrition and Foods for Skin Health. J Pharm Care. 7(1-2):31-33.