Did You Know? Sex Is The Best-Kept Secret To Flawless Skin
Let’s talk about sex. It feels great, allows you to get creative, and brings you closer to your partner. After sex, have you ever looked into a mirror and felt like you’re just a little better-looking than you were before?
Despite the messy hair and runny makeup, get this – your skin glows, your lips are a tad plumper, and your cheeks are flushed, ever so slightly.
Maybe it’s just the after-sex glow, or could a healthy sex life actually have some skincare benefits? The secret to glowing skin may just be a fun romp in between the sheets.
1. Sex improves blood circulation
Sex increases your heart rate, just like most exercises do. This, in turn, increases blood flow to your skin and other organs. The increased blood flow and oxygen to your skin creates an evenly brighter complexion almost immediately. Here’s the post-coital glow most of us valiantly strive for with our daily skincare routine. Improved blood circulation also leads to dilated blood vessels which can also make your lips appear fuller and plumper. Good sex is like natural makeup – so you go, girl!
2. Sex has some anti-ageing benefits
Sex reduces the production of cortisol a.k.a. the primary stress hormone. This leads to improved collagen production – a type of protein that helps keep our skin supple, elastic, and smooth. High cortisol levels may be damaging to one’s skin, with stress causing wrinkles and scars. Sex equates to collagen production, so if you have more sex, you’ll have more collagen to fight those wrinkle-causing baddies. If you are not a fan of those healthy collagen shakes, and in dire need of an anti-ageing intervention, sex may just be the answer you’re looking for.
3. Sex helps to regulate hormones
Regular sex, which means about one to three times a week, helps to regulate your hormones such as oxytocin, prolactin and estrogen to help prevent unwanted acne breakouts, especially during your period. Meanwhile, regulated estrogen helps to keep one’s skin plump and youthful. It builds on the thickness of your skin and makes it more resistant to wrinkles and other signs of ageing. Say goodbye to wrinkles and hello to good hormones!