Style Scene: 5 reasons working out makes your skin healthy, too
BY BRAVETTA HASSELL World Scene Writer
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
1/08/13 at 6:54 AM
That new workout regimen you've recently started because of the - ahem - new year will not only do wonders for your energy, health, strength and physique, according to WebMD, EverydayHealth and other sources, but it's also going to help your skin.
It makes you sweat.
When you sweat, your body is ridding itself of some of what can clog your pores and consequently cause acne. Just remember once you've sweated yourself out, take a shower immediately after your workout to prevent the very things you've banished from causing the breakouts you so don't want.
It tones your muscles.
If your muscles are toned, the skin on top is going to look that much better. The stronger and firmer your muscles are, dermatologist Sandra M. Johnson told EverydayHealth, "the more support your skin will have, and the more firm and elastic it will appear."
It increases oxygen and blood flow.
"Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to working cells throughout the body, including the skin," dermatologist Ellen Marmur told WebMD. Marmur added that in addition to carrying oxygen through the body, blood flow helps carry waste products away from those same working cells. Although exercise may not exactly detoxify the body - that's more the job of the liver - it "helps flush cellular debris out of the system," she said.
It eases stress.
It's widely known that exercise can make you cool down, so to speak. Few studies have linked stress to skin health, but who hasn't experienced their acne flaring up or other skin condition worsening because of stress? According to WebMD and the Mayo Clinic, stress can increase the production of oil in the skin as well as boost the production of the hormone cortisol, which can - among other things - suppress the body's natural ability to heal itself.
It makes you glow.
As you exercise, your body is producing more of those healthy oils that make skin look more healthy and supple, EverydayHealth said. Just don't forget to cleanse your body and face immediately after a workout session to prevent breakouts.
Bits 'n' pieces
Miss Jackson's is starting the new year off with a flurry of fashion events this first full week of January.
First, it is the Dian Malouf jewelry trunk show, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday in the department store's Precious Jewels Salon. Miss Jackson's is located at 1974 Utica Square #3.
In addition to her work as a fashion designer, Malouf is also a writer, photographer and environmental activist. She lives and works in Texas and New Mexico. Her jewelry is heavily influenced by the motifs and landscapes of the American Southwest, but viewers can also see the broader influences of Malouf's world travels - highly textured pieces that tell the stories of her trips to international destinations in search of unique materials.
Miss Jackson's will also be hosting two ready-to-wear trunk shows - featuring spring 2013 collections from Donna Degnan Sportswear and Josie Natori - from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday on its second floor.
Degnan's collections characteristically reflect her love for feminine silhouettes of the 1960s. For her spring 2013 collection, she's incorporated brightly colored lace, nautical stripes and painterly florals into her dresses and separates - all in shapes that are a nod to the late actresses Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly, as well as the designer's own mother.
Natori is probably best known for her celebrated luxury loungewear. Her ready-to-wear line is an extension of that focus with a strong importance placed on texture and wearability. Natori's spring 2013 collection is especially influenced by her home country, the Philippines. Also of note, some of the more detailed pieces, such as the lightweight cotton dresses and blouses with tribal appliques, were handmade in the Philippines.
For more information, call 918-747-8671.
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First lady and exercise enthusiast Michelle Obama dances alongside students at Alice Deal Middle School in Washington, D.C., for the 2011 Let's Move! Flash Workout. Associated Press file
Josie Natori's ready-to-wear spring 2013 collection will be featured during a trunk show Thursday and Friday at Miss Jackson's. Courtesy