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5 Ways Sex Is Really, Really Good for Your Skin + Hair

posted in Beauty
08/31/2016
  • If you’re spending a fortune on wrinkle-busting creams + serums, consider tightening your purse strings: it turns out that maintaining a healthy sex life does reap tons of beauty benefits. Curious? Keep reading for 5 ways getting your freak on will make your skin + hair look nice.

    If you’re spending a fortune on wrinkle-busting creams + serums, consider tightening your purse strings: it turns out that maintaining a healthy sex life does reap tons of beauty benefits. Curious? Keep reading for 5 ways getting your freak on will make your skin + hair look nice.

  • Sex helps pump oxygen to our skin resulting in a brighter appearance. Hence: that after-sex glow. Regular sex has prolonged effects in this regard + can make us look younger. Sex boosts our natural collagen production, which staves off age spots + sagging. 
    Sex helps pump oxygen to our skin resulting in a brighter appearance. Hence: that after-sex glow. Regular sex has prolonged effects in this regard + can make us look younger. Sex boosts our natural collagen production, which staves off age spots + sagging. 
  • Like any vigorous physical activity, sex helps improve blood circulation, increasing the flow of oxygen to the skin + other organs.  Dr. Joel Schlessinger, M.D., a dermatologist + RealSelf contributor says  "It also increases your heart rate, which gets the blood flowing."
    Like any vigorous physical activity, sex helps improve blood circulation, increasing the flow of oxygen to the skin + other organs.  Dr. Joel Schlessinger, M.D., a dermatologist + RealSelf contributor says  "It also increases your heart rate, which gets the blood flowing."
  • Stress is pretty much the worst thing for your complexion. Stress hormones -cortisol- are linked to wrinkles, says Elizabeth Lombardo, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist. Regular sexy-time sessions can reduce the harmful effects stress has on your skin, though, especially if you O: 
    Stress is pretty much the worst thing for your complexion. Stress hormones -cortisol- are linked to wrinkles, says Elizabeth Lombardo, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist. Regular sexy-time sessions can reduce the harmful effects stress has on your skin, though, especially if you O: 
  • There’s some evidence that the estrogen released during an orgasm actually boosts collagen levels, says Schlessinger, which can improve the appearance of lines. "The physical activity also triggers the human growth hormone, which makes skin look more elastic," he says
    There’s some evidence that the estrogen released during an orgasm actually boosts collagen levels, says Schlessinger, which can improve the appearance of lines. "The physical activity also triggers the human growth hormone, which makes skin look more elastic," he says
  • Nope, sex isn’t just good for your skin. "Research has shown that sex improves the body’s ability to absorb + metabolize nutrients effectively," says Schlessinger. "An increase in those essential vitamins + minerals means healthier hair + stronger nails in the long run."
    Nope, sex isn’t just good for your skin. "Research has shown that sex improves the body’s ability to absorb + metabolize nutrients effectively," says Schlessinger. "An increase in those essential vitamins + minerals means healthier hair + stronger nails in the long run."
  • The amped up blood flow from boinking can also help your pout look a bit plumper."Sex increases your heart rate, which gets blood flowing," says Schlessinger. "This increase in blood flow can lead to fuller-looking lips."
    The amped up blood flow from boinking can also help your pout look a bit plumper."Sex increases your heart rate, which gets blood flowing," says Schlessinger. "This increase in blood flow can lead to fuller-looking lips."
  • Improved sleep leads to a refreshed + more alert look in the morning. "Often referred to as the cuddle hormone, oxytocin floods the brain when we have sex," says Nicholas Sieveking, M.D., a plastic surgeon. "This is what gives us that sleepy, relaxed feeling after an orgasm," he says.
    Improved sleep leads to a refreshed + more alert look in the morning. "Often referred to as the cuddle hormone, oxytocin floods the brain when we have sex," says Nicholas Sieveking, M.D., a plastic surgeon. "This is what gives us that sleepy, relaxed feeling after an orgasm," he says.

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