Beauty and wellness roundup: Exercise, beauty bars, GMOs, cell cloning and makeup mistakes

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Every week we like to bring you a roundup of some of the latest trends in beauty, health and wellness, and other articles of interest to ZENMED blog readers. Last week, we came across some interesting posts on a new study about exercise and aging, drop-in beauty bars, labeling GMOs in food, cell cloning and ten common makeup mistakes.


Exercise reverses skin’s aging process, study finds

Shelley Emling shares results of a new study conducted by researchers at McMaster University in Ontario. Researchers were curious about whether exercise could impact aging after a study  showed that mice who used an exercise wheel did not lose their fur or turn gray.

In the same study, mice who did not use a wheel went bald and became weak. After seeing these results, they decided to create a study with people and the results were astonishing. Those in the group who regularly exercised had visibly younger skin–yet another reason to get moving each day!

Beauty bars that offer quick touch ups

There’s a new trend in town–beauty bars. Once upon a time, you would have to go to the department store cosmetics counter for a makeup application and be faced with sales pressure. Not anymore, reports Marisa Meltzler. ‘Law and Order: SVU’ actress Stephanie March and her longtime makeup artist have opened a new  beauty bar in Soho. You can walk in an and have a quick makeup touch up before you head out on the town or have tattoos covered up before an important job interview. You can even stop in and have false eyelashes applied before heading out for a big event.  Beauty bars are just the latest in new beauty business concepts inspired by hair blowout bars.

Banning GMO labeling is a bad idea: For GMOs

Bryan Walsh reports on new legislation introduced by Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo of Kansas to void any efforts by state governments requiring  GMO labeling on foods. 93 percent of Americans favor the labeling of GMOs, but this new legislation could hamper that effort. This is likely just one of many battles concerning oversight and GMOs when it comes to food in America.

Scientists create stem cells from adult skin cells

Using what is called the nuclear transfer method, scientists have been able to create human embryonic stem cells from the skin cells of two adult donors, reports Kristian Mundahl. This method is the third way scientists, led by Dr. Robert Lanza, have been able to clone stem cells. The first dates back to 1996 with the famous sheep, Dolly. This new method, along with continued research, may open the door to more discoveries when it comes to finding ways to treat conditions such as leukemia, diabetes and Parkinson’s Disease.

10 makeup mistakes that are aging you

Is your makeup making you look older? Cindy Augustine shares the ten sins of makeup application from celebrity makeup artist Carol Shaw. Among these makeup mistakes is failing to apply makeup primer. Shaw says that primer is one anti-aging cosmetic known to blur the appearance of fine lines. Over-concealing dark circles under the eyes is also mentioned, as doing so can draw attention to this area and create the “raccoon eye” effect. The expert advises women to avoid the 90s heavy lip liner trend, which will add years to your face. other beauty tip she recommends include skipping heavy face powders and applying blush to create a more youthful look.


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