The Beauty of Love (& Making It)
By S. L. Carroll
If you didn’t know, a little bit of sex, can do a whole lot of good. While most women find themselves in a better mood after getting some good lovin’, sex also has its beauty benefits.
Not only does getting your groove on increase your immunity and reduce heart disease, sex works wonders on the skin and perks up appearance instantaneously. On average those who frequently have sex, three or more times a week, are found to have a more psychologically and physically healthy life. Check out the top five beauty reasons you should have someone put out your fire:
Troubled by wrinkles around your eyes, or sagging skin on your arms? Have sex. After the body orgasms, sex can wipe away the inflammatory molecules that age skin. We’re not saying you should continue to sunbathe, smoke and do other things that age you prematurely, but getting it on definitely helps reverse the damage you may be doing that destroys collagen and creates wrinkles in a few minutes. Sex also helps boost muscle tone, which take a few years off.
Think of how you look right after sex: dewy cheeks, shining eyes, refreshed. The bright-eyed look can last for days, as does sex's other skin-friendly side effect: When you sweat, natural oils, like linoleic acid—a moisturizer also found in safflower and olive oil—are released, lubricating cells and hydrating skin. Even without a climax, sex improves blood circulation, which helps to pump oxygen to your skin to make it look brighter.
NO MORE PUFFY EYES
Sleep is a free cosmetic medicine, health medicine in general, and sex is an amazing sleep inducer. The feel-good chemicals that can linger after orgasm help you fall asleep more quickly. Post-sex sleep is a restorative form of sleep, so you'll wake up refreshed, with reduces under-eye circles and puffiness. Skip the cucumbers and go for the, um, pickle.
CLEAN YOUR PORES
Vigorous sex will flush your pores, depending on how hot and heavy you let things get. By sweating during sex, you're actually giving your face an at-home facial. The sweat will clean your pores from the extra dirt, grime, and makeup residue you miss when you cleanse your face during the day.
Sex burns about as many calories as the same amount of time spent weight training or walking; even a measly smooch stimulates 30 facial muscles. You burn eight to 12 calories per minute of kissing (more than you burn in a minute of walking), while sex burns about five calories per minute, depending on your weight. Enjoy thirty minutes of morning sex, and you've already burned 150 calories before you start your day.
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