Beauty & Wellness Roundup: Probiotics, overeating, sugar & wrinkles, and skin health

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ZENMED_Blog_Beauty&Wellnes_280x250Every week we’d like to bring you a roundup of some of the beauty, health and wellness issues, articles or trends that we found on the web. As of late, we’ve come across a couple of interesting articles on diet soda, wrinkles and overall skin health.

Early research shows link between probiotics and clear skin

Whether as active cultures found in some yogurts or as daily supplements, probiotics are live, “friendly” bacteria that may benefit a person’s health. Now, early research is finding that the benefits of probiotics may extend beyond the digestive tract to the skin. This article explores the science behind these early findings and why those good bacteria may be beneficial for your overall skin health.

Diet soda could be causing you to overeat

In a recent study on diet soda on food consumption, researchers from John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health concluded that overweight and obese adults who drink diet beverages consume more calories from food than obese adults who drink regular sodas and other sugary beverages.

Sugar may be linked to wrinkles

What if the secret to flawless skin had to do with the amount of sweets you consumed? A new study points to sugar as a possible cause of unhealthy skin. Click to watch the video and learn about a process called glycation.

The pretty skin diet

We all know that eating healthy plays a crucial role in skin health. In this article, Nicole Avena, PhD, a nutrition expert and author of Why Diets Fail, shares some of the top foods that will solve and prevent some of the main universal skincare concerns.

Is your skin dry or dehydrated?

Did you know that there is a difference between dry and dehydrated skin? According to Shubhra Krishan, having dry skin stems from our genetics. Alternatively, dehydrated skin comes from a poor diet, not drinking enough water or your surrounding climate. The good news, however, it that both of these skin conditions can be treated. Read on to find out how.


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