How Sex Makes You Hot!

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.

Related Article: 5 Health Benefits of Cuddling 

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Dr. Jennifer Miranda

Dr. Jennifer Miranda is a board certified Internal Medicine physician who believes that doctors should make a difference in the quality of people’s lives. To this end, she founded Pure Executive Health & Wellness, a comprehensive medical practice centered around the importance of the patient-physician relationship in achieving total body wellness.

Dr. Miranda is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree. While at Harvard, she was a four-time recipient of the annual John Harvard Scholarship for academic achievement of highest distinction, and she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the prestigious collegiate national honor society. She then attended the University of Miami School of Medicine where she graduated with selection into Alpha Omega Alpha, which is the highest honor someone can obtain during their medical education. Her exceptional skills as a resident led to her selection as Intern of the Year and later as Chief Medical Resident at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. She also has extensive knowledge in the field of Functional Medicine, and has recently completed a 2 year comprehensive program at the University of Miami.