Born in Istanbul, Hazal Kaya is a Turkish model and actress who is best known for playing the role of “Feriha” in the Television Series Adını Feriha Koydum.
The multilingual actress has been the recipient of many awards and the only Turkish actress to receive the “Lebanon Awards 2015” award.
Being one of the highest-paid actresses in Turkey, her beauty is also a common topic of discussion. So, what are Hazal Kaya’s beauty secrets? Let’s get into it!
Hazal Kaya’s Beauty Secrets
Hazal Kaya’s beauty is mostly by virtue of her healthy lifestyle which includes exercising and Turkish beauty secrets.
Sweat Your Toxins Out
She starts her morning with 20-30 minutes of practicing yoga. Regular workout helps improve the health of the skin by removing toxins from the body through perspiration.
Hazal Kaya follows up her elaborate workout routine with an hour of Pilates in the evening. Pilates is a great form of exercise to develop core strength and is a better alternative to cardio.
Thus, Hazal Kaya includes Pilates into her routine six days a week.
Food And Drinks
Hazal Kaya has shared in an interview that she never tried to lose weight and in fact, did not want to lose weight too fast. She was only trying to follow a healthy lifestyle when she started watching what she ate in a day.
Now her diet includes protein smoothies, salads, chicken, salmon and fruits. She has a fulfilling and protein-filled diet. She also tries to consume a lot of water and healthy juices. One of her healthy juices includes a smoothie with berries, oat milk, almond butter, banana, some vanilla essence.
Turkish Face Mask
The secret to Hazal Kaya’s perfect skin is a Turkish facemask that she often applies on her face for clear skin. The face mask includes a well-whisked egg white and two tablespoons of aloe vera gel that is also whisked. You could also put the mixture in a blender for a few seconds to whisk it till it’s foamy.
Egg whites are great for regulating sebum secretion which in turn helps in treating acne, cysts, and boils. It also enhances skin elasticity and improves your complexion by preventing hyperpigmentation and discoloration on your skin.
Hazal Kaya’s Skincare Routine
As we age, our skin loses hydration, tightness, brightness, and collagen. Moreover, with the increasing amount of pollution, our skin is aging even earlier. There are also several harmful effects of UV rays that can, in the worst case possible, cause skin cancer.
Thus, it is extremely important to have a skincare routine, especially for an actress as famous and busy as Hazal Kaya.
Earning fame internationally, Hazal Kaya has a busy life. She has to attend events, social gatherings, and even shootings while wearing heavy makeup. Wearing makeup for such a prolonged time is bound to affect the surface of her skin and result in breakouts.
Thus, double cleansing is the first and foremost step in her skincare routine. Her first cleanser is a cleansing balm that melts her makeup away and moisturizes her skin. The following is a foaming cleanser that washes away all the remaining makeup residues to let her skin breathe.
Face Mists For Hydration
Although necessary, it is also true that the double cleansing strips off all the moisture from her skin. Thus, the second step of Hazal Kaya’s beauty regime is a face mist.
Usually, the second step of any skincare routine includes a toner. But toners are designed to clean your pores deeper and shrink them. However, after double cleansing, Hazal Kaya’s face does not need any further exfoliation.
Therefore, she chooses a face mist instead to give her skin instant hydration and freshness.
Moisturizers are the most important part of any skincare routine. A lot of people even skip the other steps and follow only one step in their skincare. Although we do not recommend doing so, it implies what importance a moisturizer holds for the skin.
It reduces the chance of future breakouts and has an overall positive impact on the health of the skin. Thus, after that touch of hydration with the face mist, Hazal Kaya locks everything in with a moisturizer that suits her skin.
Sunscreen With A Broad Spectrum
Recent studies show how broad-spectrum sunscreen is effective in preventing chloasma in pregnant women. This proves the importance of sunscreen in our daily lives.
And for an actress as busy as Hazal Kaya, it can be considered a basic need. It is exceedingly essential for Hazal Kaya to apply sunscreen above SPF 30 before going out and carrying it with her at all times.
What’s In Hazal Kaya’s Makeup Bag?
Hazal Kaya’s healthy lifestyle ensure that her skin is flawless at every moment. Although she follows an uncomplicated skincare routine, she does have a knack for smokey eye makeup looks. However, she tries to pair it with a lighter base to let her pores breathe.
Smokey Eyeshadow Palette
From her debut until now, one thing Hazal Kaya’s pictures have in common is her smokey eyes. The Midnight at the Pera Palace actress has a love for smokey eyes. Albeit her smokey eye makeup looks were edgier back then, they are more of a dark feminine makeup look now.
The main character of a dark feminine makeup look is the highlighter. In these makeup looks, you should use a shimmery highlighter and apply it a little above your cheekbones.
The highlighter is placed strategically in a dark feminine makeup look to enhance your face shape and to make you look more sharp and chiseled.
Hazal Kaya always pairs her smokey eyes with lipstick that goes with the mood of the event. It is usually a nude lipstick so the prime focus is on her eyes. However, she also pairs it up with a bold red lip sometimes for fun.
As mentioned earlier, Hazal Kaya wants the prime focus on her eyes and she likes them dramatic. To finish up her smokey eye makeup look, Hazal Kaya wears a coat or two of voluminous mascara to give that dramatic volume and length to her eyelashes.
Hazal Kaya is one of the only actresses who had the heart to call out the double standards of the film industry. She shared in an interview that when she was overweight, how she was asked to be on the cover of a magazine. However, as it turns out, it wasn’t the cover that she was going to appear on. She was only going to appear in one of the pages of the magazine.
She confesses that this is when she realized overweight women won’t get the leading role. The industry only wants women who meet conventional beauty standards.
However, the times are changing and so are the people. And thus, the industry is also being forced to change. We can see people get cast in any role based on their talent, regardless of their weight. But we respect Hazal Kaya for having the heart to speak up when it was necessary.