There are many obvious benefits to getting it on, and then there are the not-so-obvious perks to slipping between the sheets with your partner!
Here are some ways sex is good for your skin and hair.
1. Like any good workout, it gives you a healthy glow!
Sex increases circulation during and after doing the deed. This increased circulation boosts the flow of blood and oxygen to your skin, often causing your skin to gain an attractive reddish hue or flush, just like it would after a great workout.
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2. Look younger!
Stress hormones, such as cortisol, may cause wrinkles to form. But during sex, your body releases oxytocin, the “feel good” hormone, which can help alleviate stress and prevent wrinkles. Some evidence goes on to suggest that estrogen released when you orgasm actually boosts collagen levels in your body, which can improve the appearance of fine lines.
3. Fuller locks!
Our bodies release hormones and neurotransmitters in response to stress, which tend to target hair follicles and can jeopardize hair growth. The oxytocin that is released into our system during sex, may protect those hair follicles.
4. Enjoy extra beauty rest!
The great feel good hormone, oxytocin, that is released during sex also makes us feel sleepy. When we sleep, our tissues and organs, including our skin, have a chance to heal. There is a reason why they say “you need your beauty sleep.”
But if you’re not in the mood for sex – no worries; the act of just cuddling with your partner has also been linked to restorative sleep that benefits the entire body.
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