Beauty & Wellness Roundup: Body image, nutrition, azodicarbonamide, sunscreen and natural skincare

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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. As of late, we’ve come across some interesting articles on yoga mat chemicals in your food, the length of time it takes women to get ready in the morning, foods to save your skin, teens and sunscreen, and a farewell to a skincare pioneer.ZENMED_Blog_Beauty&Wellness_March_week1_280x250

Sitting down? Survey reveals how much time we spend on our looks

NBC’s Today Show and’s “Ideal to Real” survey on body image shows just how long it takes women to get ready in the morning. Audrey Fine shares details of the new survey, which reveals that women over age 16 spend an average of 55 minutes per day doing their hair and makeup. When you break this down, that number equals about two weeks per year.

Foods that help save your skin

Casey Seidenberg interviews the author of “The Beauty Detox Solution,” who offers her advice on the best foods to eat for healthy looking skin. She lists blueberries, flax seeds, tomatoes, and oysters as foods that may help keep your skin looking fresh in this article written by nutrition guru .

Group warns almost 500 products contain chemical found in yoga mats

More than 500 different foods contain azodicarbonamide (ADA), according to the Environmental Working Group. Michelle Castillo reports on the new list, which was created after it was revealed earlier this month, that the North American sandwich chain Subway was removing this chemical from its bread.  ADA is the same chemical that is used to manufacture yoga mats.

Beauty, not cancer, prompts teens to wear sunscreen

Kathryn Roethel  shares the results of a University of Colorado study about teenagers and sunscreen usage. The study involved showing teens a video on the effects of UV rays on the skin. One segment discussed the toll of skin cancer, while the other showed dramatic skin wrinkling caused by the sun. The teens said that they were more likely to use sunscreen, but only because of the effect on their appearance later in life, not because they are worried about skin cancer risk.

Horst Rechelbacher, ‘father of safe cosmetics’, dies at 72

Paul Vitello tells the rags to riches story of Horst Rechelbacher, who died last week of pancreatic cancer. Rechelbacher was the founder of Aveda and helped put the natural skincare industry on the map. He championed for ingredient transparency and was a key financial backer of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics in 2004, earning him the nickname “the father of safe cosmetics.”


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