Skincare Benefits Of Sex
You’ll Never Guess How You Can Get Better Skin (And Have A Great Time Doing It)
The power of sex is mightier than you could possibly ever imagine. Studies have shown how the act of intercourse can fight cancer, increase brainpower, relieve stress, and yes, boost your libido. Seems like there are endless mental and physical benefits to climaxing more than regularly. But did you know sex is also capable of making your skin look better on numerous levels? Believe it. Getting your freak on can actually open the fountain of youth (metaphorically that is) and lead to a clearer, healthier complexion.
Most men share different skincare needs than women; acne, blackheads, razor bumps, and wrinkles being some of the more common problems they face. Of course, the following may discourage any guy from dropping a small fortune on dermatologists, experimental facial treatments, and premium moisturizers in search of answers. Man up. In reality, all you need is to follow through with a weekly sex regimene (about 2-3 times) to bask in such facial virtues.
Still not sold on the possibilities? We got the chance to speak with a few sex health experts and gathered some extensive research on the subject to get the 411 behind the magic of sex and the skincare perks that come along with it. Read on to see why you’ll want to stay active in the sack!
Increases Collagen For Better Complexion
Clinical studies show that getting busy will lead to collagen development. Producing more of this protein happens to make your skin thicker. Eric Marlowe Garrison, Clinical Sexologist and Instructor of Masculinity Studies, expands on the theory by sharing the following: “The DHEA produced during an orgasm may increase sebum production (a natural moisturizer), thicken the epidermis (it thins as we age), help the skin retain moisture, and reduce hyperpigmentation.”
Cleanses Pores Naturally
Sweat is gross. We get it. But little do you know that it can also serve as a deep facial cleanser. According to CEO of Herborium and natural medicine expert Dr. Agnes Olsweski, heating things up in the bedroom “once or twice a week increases levels of an antibody called immunoglobin,” improving the immune system. The positive impact can help fight inflammation and unclog pores of dirt and toxins.
Slims Down Facial Figure
Like any great workout routine, sex will condition and tone your body for the better. Any form of physical activity boosts blood circulation to get your skin breathing in more oxygen for healthier results. Sex is said to maintain bone structure and strengthen muscle tissue as well. You can shed pounds in bed too, as HealthStatus.com calculates a 150-pound person can burn 72 calories in an estimated 15 minutes. Do the math and start building your stamina!
Delivers Skin-Healing Powers
Our bodies go through numerous transformations that take their toll on the skin. And as we get older, the skin healing process isn’t as effective as skin repair. One way to mend tissue damage is with lovemaking. Dermatologic surgeon and RealSelf contributor Dr. Joel Schlessingerclaims sex releases anti-inflammatory molecules such as beta-endorphins and oxytocin “to help repair damage” and patch up your outer shell.
Your face shouldn’t have to endure any more Noxzema treatments. Internal inflammation does occur often no matter the facial type, though terrible acne is a pollutant most common amongst those who fail to wash their face on the regular. Garrison references a study in 2004 showcasing an increased level of Immunoglobulin A in college students with a higher sexual frequency, “theoretically” decreasing the outcome of bad facial breakouts.
Prevents Dry Skin
The fall is upon us, which means a cold front will soon hit. Lotion can certainly get your skin through the chillier seasons. So will good sex. Adecade-long study released by British clinical psychologist Dr. David Weeks suggests frequent sex can reduce dry skin. Rocking the boat will increase estrogen levels to eliminate rough flakes, plus enhance skin elasticity by releasing a human growth hormone to achieve a more supple facial complexion.
Leads to Radiant Skin
“Have you ever noticed when you first have sex with that special someone your face is glowing?” Astroglide’s Sexual Health Advisor Dr. Draion M. Burch both asks and answers this question. Dr. Drai states that “orgasms increase blood flow to the skin” and allow you to experience such a “glow.” The facial expressions you make also put your facial muscles to work and increase blood circulation — triggering the effect and therefore flushing out toxins from your pores.
Wards Off Wrinkles
Father time will get the best of us sooner or later, but that doesn’t mean you can’t temporarily fight off his aging spell. A study conducted by National Health Services indicates regular sex reduces stress levels and prevents wrinkly skin. Exercise will get blood flowing, as well as increase skin nutrition to help maintain a younger face. In addition, the NHS site reports orgasms can “prevent frown lines from deepening” by releasing endorphins and stimulating immune system cells.
Leads To Fuller Lips
Men love women with juicy lips. But guess what? It goes both ways. As we’ve touched on in the past, lips are one of the 10 body parts a woman desires when it comes to the male anatomy. And how one develops the actual shape of them can stem from how much nookie they get. Dr. Schlessinger says physical activity such as sex increases blood flow throughout the body and can “lead to fuller-looking lips, as well.” So more lip action and consistent foreplay should definitely help ripen them.
Post-Sex Sleep = Rejuvenated Skin
According to master aesthetician and spa owner Jillian Wright, getting some Z’s after good sex helps you sleep better. It increases collagen and allows men to take in the sensual exertion that comes from climaxing. The growth in hormones when sleeping regenerates damaged cells and rejuvenates skin.