Good Sex, Good Skin
The surprising link between the quality of your sex life and the quality of your skin
It seems that a little action in the bedroom can do wonders for a flagging complexion, to say nothing of the warm post-orgasmic glow you feel all over.
"I need sex for a clear complexion," crowed screen legend of the 40s and 50s, Joan Crawford, "but I'd rather do it for love." And she was right, notes Dr Jane Halliwell, a well-known dermatologist, "By blending a number of physiological and psychological factors, sex can produce the same benefits as a week at a luxury spa."
Why, I hear you ask (as if you needed a reason)? Well, as the erotic action heats up, so do you. When your body becomes heated, harmful toxins are flushed from your system. Then there are the benefits to be had from the boost in circulation. As your heart rate increases, more blood is pumped throughout your body, especially your face. The result is that everything from elastin fibres to the skins natural collagen are plumped and firmed.
The Stairmaster was never this much fun!
Finally, all those endorphins (the hormones released by the brain that mimic the effect of morphine) that are released during sex can make your complexion look as good as you feel.
And I'll bet you're feeling pretty great, right?