Research + News | Topic: Beauty
Jan 6, 2022
TikTok Content May Be Promoting An Unhealthy Standard Of Living For Adolescents
Eating disorders among teenagers have been linked more recently to TikTok, as users post content daily consisting of what they eat in a day or the methods they use to lose weight, especially within the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the article here.
Nov 23, 2021
The Dangerous Experiment On Teen Girls
The preponderance of the evidence suggests that social media is causing real damage to adolescents. Read the article here.
Mar 12, 2021
Selfie-Image Problem: 9 In 10 Young Women Edit, Filter Photos Before Posting Them Online
Most young women in the survey said they’re frequently bombarded with tailored ads for beauty products and cosmetic surgeries. Read the article here.
Jan 13, 2021
The Paradox Of Online “Body Positivity”
It has always sucked to compare yourself to the prettiest girl in school, but it sucks a lot more to feel like everybody else in the entire world is the prettiest girl in school. Read the article here.
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.