Wouldn’t it be great if there was just one work out that could give us clear and beautiful skin? Your wonder work out to flawless skin is enjoying sex! A study conducted by the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Scotland claims that having sex an average of 4 times a week made women (and men!) appear at least 10 years younger. Your most effective skincare boost is a regular dose of Vitamin S 🙂 besides a diligent skincare routine, eating right and slapping on sunscreen.
How does a good dose of ‘between the sheets‘ action help your skin?
Better sleep, better skin
Research shows that the hormone oxytocin and vasopressin are released into our bodies during sex which promotes better sleep. And a good nights shut eye is essential for the health of your skin since it helps in regulating your weight, manages stress and keeps you healthy.
Improve your oxygen flow
Since blood circulation in the system is greatly improved during sex the oxygen your skin receives is also higher. This helps in eliminating toxins from our system making it look healthier. Also improved oxygen flow to the skin means brighter skin!
Encourage collagen production
You can increase your collagen production by having sex! Sex leads to increase in the levels of DHEA which helps in repairing tissue damage, boosts estrogen levels and collagen production. All this automatically keeps the skin firm and younger looking and prevents wrinkles and skin sagging.
Reduce your acne
Stress is one of the main triggers of acne. Research shows that couples who have regular sex handle stressful situations much better which in turn controls stress related break outs. Sex also helps in opening up the pores because of the hot action. The sweat generated during sex actually cleans out your pores of grime and dirt giving you a free facial. Sex also balances out hormone levels and helps control acne. Ah! this doesn’t mean that you have unsafe sex and just “Do-It” for your skin 🙂 Practice safe sex with someone you are in a committed relationship with.
Kicks out dry skin
Sex helps in keeping dry skin conditions in control. With sex, your blood circulation revs up leading to your body cells getting more of oxygen which in turn keeps your skin hydrated for a longer period of time. Again, indulging in sex is not the ‘holy grail’ to skin hydration- you must continue sipping on 6/8 glasses of water daily.
What are you waiting for? Sex-ercise for healthy, glowing skin!