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Esthetician Jillian Wright breaks down the skin benefits of sex.

That’s Hot: Why Sex Is Great For Your Skin


February 10, 2018

Love (and lust!) is in the air. That’s good news for dull winter complexions, as it turns out that a Valentine’s Day tryst isn’t just helpful for your mood—sex is great for your skin, too. The naturally aerobic activity increases blood flow, bringing much-needed oxygen to your skin cells and imparting your visage with a rosy, fresh-faced flush. Here are the many seductive reasons why sex is great for your skin.

A little romp will help repair your skin 

When you have sex, you release anti-inflammatory molecules, such as oxytocin and beta endorphins. They help speed up the body’s natural healing process, which ultimately slows down aging.

Sweating à deux also detoxes your skin

When we have sex, we sweat, which flushes toxins from our bodies and pores. It also increases circulation, which is responsible for the post-O glow!

Doing the deed can prevent dry skin

Sex increases estrogen levels, which helps prevent dry skin. That doesn’t mean, though, that you can skip following a great winter skincare routine.

Sex means you’ll get quality beauty sleep

People who have sex sleep better after experiencing all that amazing exertion and natural high. Sleep repairs and rejuvenates all skin types, including acne-prone.

The more exhausting and athletic your encounter, the better off you are. Don’t have a Valentine this year? Going solo counts too!


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