Your Week In Beauty Links
From eye creams that could really be harming your health, to marijuana as a weight loss solution; getting more sunshine and our new beauty crush. This is your week in beauty links…
Sunshine Isn’t The Enemy: The Eco Beauty Editor posted a great read on the importance of sunshine a few months back, but it’s only just caught our eye. To be honest, we’ve not had cause to seek out some sun advice since the skies have been so grey, but now temperatures are soaring we suddenly can’t get enough summer skincare advice. Tyler Tolan explores how sunshine might be the cure for chronic fatigue, muscle growth, depression and even UTI’s. Basically, as if we needed any excuse to go lay outside… just don’t forget the sunscreen!
Coffee for happiness: A study of 51,000 women conducted in the US between 1980 and 2004 showed that the risk of developing clinical depression lowered by 20% among women who drank four or more cups of coffee per day, and by 15% for those who drink between two and three cups a day, writes dualshow.com. We’re super interested in this, since the easiest and most simple way to look most beautiful is by seeking true inner happiness, but be warned: doctors urge coffee drinkers to proceed with caution, as it can also raise blood pressure and increase the heart rate.
Marijuana as a weight loss solution: It’s a contentious issue, and definitely not something that
Courthouse clinics condones, but there is new research to suggest that smoking pot can make you skinny. This infographic suggests that pot smokers have waists smaller than the rest of us by up to 4%, have 17% lower insulin resistance, and have a BMI that is a generous 7% lower than non-smokers. Might not be the best solution to summer skinniness, but it’s certainly interesting.
Juicing to Healthiness: A far more sensible approach to treating your body like the temple it is might well be Juicing. According to The Telegraph John Lewis have seen a 60% rise in the sale of juicers, with big names like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Miranda Kerr being vocal advocates of the great benefits juicing has. Juicing supercharges your nutrient intake by providing the body with pure micronutrients, vitamins, and enzymes, with none of the bad stuff you get in processed food. Sounds good to us, and who doesn’t love fresh juice?
A Beauty Crush Forever: we’ve been trawling the archives of Beauty Crush this week, and especially love this style post. Sammi is only 23, but has one of the most popular fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogs on the net. She’s of English, Guyanese and Chinese heritage, but born and raised in London- all of which combines to make for a stella look that we’re most than a little envious of.
Your eye cream could be killing you: this piece in Femail has caused quite fright with us. Apparently a £48 Clarins Extra-Firming Day Cream left beauty buff Jean Clark in agony. Dermatologists are looking into particular chemicals that they want to come off the market, namely Preservatives Methylisothiazolinone (MI) and Methylchloroisothiazolinone/Methylisothiazolinone (MCI/MI). They’re are found in dozens upon dozens of products on our bathroom shelves, and both chemicals have been linked to allergic reactions. Check your labels, ladies.
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