- It gives you a radiant glow.
Sex increases your heart rate and blood circulation throughout your body. And not only is that great for your health, but it also gives you vibrant skin and plumper lips. We’d call that a win-win.
- It helps zap zits.
Dubbed as the the “love hormone,” oxytocin, which is released with each orgasm, makes stress (and cortisol) go way down. As cortisol dips, so does inflammation of the skin, making pimples, and even rashes, like eczema, less noticeable.
- It can reduce your wrinkles.
Ever wonder why your partner conks out right after doing the deed? The release of prolactin, a sex hormone, can make you super sleepy after you climax. And deep sleep is when your skin has the best chance at regenerating, making fine lines less noticeable. Dr. Annie Chiu, a dermatologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, adds that melatonin, an antioxidant released during sound slumber, also fights off sun damage and saggy skin.
- It minimizes the appearance of cellulite.
The cardiovascular benefits of sex are pretty well-known. But the more you orgasm, the more you work out your gluts, butt, and abs. And stronger, more-toned muscles in those areas means you’ll have less obvious cellulite, says Chiu.
- It’s just as moisturizing as lotion.
When you increase your blood flow, you increase the amount of water transferred to your largest organ (don’t get excited, we mean your skin). And hydration is essential for a beautiful, healthy