Research + News | Topic: Beauty
Nov 18, 2019
Teens Are Calling Themselves “Ugly” On TikTok. It’s Not As Depressing As You Think
Instagram is a beauty pageant. TikTok is where kids are free to be mediocre. Read the article here.
Nov 5, 2019
Instagram Is Banning Filters That Promote Cosmetic Surgery As It Battles Mental Health Concerns
Instagram decided to remove the cosmetic surgery filter over concerns that they contribute to unrealistic beauty standards, linked to negative body image among users. Read the article here.
Oct 29, 2019
Social Media Often Leaves Young Women Feeling Badly About Their Bodies
Images posted to social media are often far from reality, but this research is among the first to analyze how all of these unrealistic pictures impact young women’s views on their own bodies Read the article here.
Sep 16, 2019
The Teens Have Found A New Ill-Advised Viral Trend
Putting glue above your upper lip in order to make your lips look plump? Read more about the trend here.
Apr 26, 2019
Surgery For The Sake Of Selfies? What A Recent Trend In Cosmetic Surgery Tells Us About Our Self-Absorbed Culture
Listen to Albert Mohler talk about plastic surgery and the selfie culture on his The Briefing podcast. Listen to the episode or read the transcript here.
Feb 8, 2019
Selfie Harm: How Teens Edit Their Own Images To Be ‘Social Media Ready’
Teens were asked to use an app to edit and filter their images. Thankfully a majority of the students said they actually preferred their original portraits. Read the article here.
Jan 29, 2019
Faking It: How Selfie Dysmorphia Is Driving People To Seek Surgery
Filters have never been more prevalent – and it’s leading some people to have fillers, Botox and other procedures. What’s behind the obsessive pursuit of a flawless look? Read the article here.
Aug 6, 2018
Teens Are Seeking Out Plastic Surgery To Look Like Snapchat Filters, Doctors Warn
A new phenomenon called Snapchat dysmorphia has popped up. Read the article here.
Jul 23, 2018
Around 60% Of Teens Feel Pressure To Look ‘Perfect’ On Social Media – And Influencers May Be To Blame
A survey by YMCA of 1,000 Brits aged 11-16 about body image expectations revealed that 58 per cent say celebrities are responsible, while 52 per cent blamed people on social media. Read the article here.
Apr 17, 2018
China’s Selfie Culture: Youth Obsessed With The Power Of Appearances
Meitu’s popular apps and a flippant attitude towards plastic surgery are changing what it means to be beautiful, but the result is not always pretty. Read the article here.