Why Orgasm Is Good for the Skin

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The arrival of the 21st century brought us numerous benefits, but it also created new responsibilities. As modern people, we have a busy schedule. We try to balance career and family life and often neglect ourselves in the process. As a result, we are tired and stressed, which reflects on our skin as well as our sex lives.

The truth is, we do not have enough time to dedicate to our skin. We also often tend to take sex for granted and end up being stuck in a rut. Our lifestyle seems to lead us to despair on both fronts.

You must keep up with the world, so you cannot slow down. However, what if I told you that you did not have to? What if there was a way to have glowing skin and rich sex life without giving anything up? 

The trick is to combine the useful and the pleasant. Without any further ado, let us present the solution to the problem of modern people — orgasm. The health benefits of orgasms are numerous. However, we will focus on their role in the beauty department. Orgasms are beneficial for the skin in more ways than one, so you should include it in your skincare routine.

Orgasm Calms You Down

Stress is one of the primary causes of various skin conditions. You know what they say: “Do not worry too much; you will get premature wrinkles.” Unfortunately, you cannot escape every stressful situation, nor can you eliminate every reason for concern. What you can do, however, is to minimize the impact stress has on your skin. You need to relax, and what better way to do that than to orgasm?

You must have noticed that you feel exceptionally calm every time you climax. No matter what is troubling you, it all seems to fade away once you have an orgasm. Whether you reach it during sex or masturbation, the pleasurable feeling appears to have a calming effect.

The reasons for that are oxytocin (the love hormone) and endorphins. Your body releases these substances during climax, thus lowering the level of cortisol, commonly known as the stress hormone, in your blood. Moreover, the hormone oxytocin stimulates the feeling of post-orgasmic calmness, and endorphins act as natural sedatives.

Given the (scientifically proven) fact, regular orgasms can reduce the stress levels in your life. As a result, your skin will be healthy and clear, as it will no longer suffer the consequences of stressful situations. The whole process is like the domino effect — you trigger the release of substances that have a positive influence on your mind, and your skin benefits from it in the long run. 

Better Sleep Means Better Skin

In addition to regular cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing, the skin needs rest to rejuvenate and repair itself. If you disregard the importance of sleep, you will be at risk of getting wrinkles, dark circles around your eyes, and having your skin overall dull. An average adult needs six to eight hours of sleep a day. The so-called beauty sleep is not a mere myth. On the contrary, it affects the skin more than you could imagine. It slows down the aging process and helps the skin recover from harmful environmental factors.

Unfortunately, insomnia is common among people in this day and age, which is why they do not get enough sleep on a regular basis. You cannot make up for lost hours of rest by sleeping in on weekends, although a lot of people may think that. Even one sleepless night leaves evidence in the form of swollen eyes, hanging eyelids, pale skin, and fine lines.

In addition to having a calming effect, orgasm acts like a lullaby (or a sleeping pill, whichever works better for you). There are several reasons people tend to fall asleep after they climax, and they are all mutually connected. During orgasm, the cerebral cortex shuts off, signaling to the body that it needs rest. Moreover, aside from oxytocin, the brain also releases serotonin, norepinephrine, and vasopressin after an orgasm. The three hormones affect the length, frequency, and quality of sleep.

Therefore, instead of tossing and turning until the small hours, treat yourself with an orgasm. Your skin will thank you for it the following morning.

 

Orgasm Raises Estrogen Levels

The primary goal of a skincare routine is to keep the skin youthful. Countless beauty products promote tight, wrinkle-free faces, and numerous procedures guarantee an improvement in collagen levels. It appears that this protein is crucial when it comes to slowing down the skin aging process. 

However, having younger-looking skin seems to be an unattainable goal. The sad truth is that collagen inevitably decreases with age. Beauty products and skincare procedures can be helpful to a particular extent, but the real influence has to come from within the body. Estrogen has proven to be that influence. There is a causal connection between this hormone and collagen — elevated levels of estrogen affect the production of collagen, preventing its decrease.

Fortunately, you do not have to leave everything to nature and hope for the best. There is something you can do. As it turns out, the levels of estrogen increase during orgasm. Aside from stimulating the production of collagen, this reaction also affects the elastic fibers of the skin. As a result, the skin is thicker, tighter, and more resistant to wrinkles.

Finally, estrogen can help the skin stay hydrated as well. The hormone may prevent it from losing its natural moisture, thus keeping it plump and fresh. 

After-Sex Glow Is Real

Glowing skin seems to be the desired result of every skincare routine, whether it includes a series of beauty products or that of cosmetic treatments. However, achieving it is not always easy. Numerous factors, such as smoking and poor eating habits, can render the skin pale and dull. While you cannot change your lifestyle from the roots overnight, you should not rely solely on beauty products and treatments either. Although they may be effective, you ought to add another powerful weapon to your existing arsenal — orgasm.

You may have noticed that your skin has a specific glow to it after sex (or following pleasurable alone time). Despite its obviousness, you have probably dismissed it as a post-orgasmic haze illusion. However, the after-sex glow is real, and there is a scientific explanation for it. During sex, the rate of blood flow increases, so more red blood cells (the ones that carry oxygen) than usual reach your face. The process dilates your blood vessels, giving you a rosy complexion, usually described as “the glow.”

Additionally, an increased amount of oxygen along with higher estrogen levels make for a powerful combination because both enhance the production of collagen. Even though the post-orgasmic glow is not permanent, it undoubtedly complements the overall appearance of your skin in the long run. Simply put, the more orgasms you have, the closer you will be to your goal — glowing skin.

Sex Makes People Happy

Let’s break the subject down to a simple fact — sex makes people happy and makes alone time much more fun. The happier a person is, the less stressed, anxious, and sleep-deprived they are, and we have already established that our lifestyle reflects on our skin.

According to a study conducted in 2016, smiling makes people young. Orgasm prompts you to smile more widely, so the correlation is obvious. In fact, it is more evident than you may think — you have undoubtedly had someone tease you about your post-sex smile. 

The truth is, that smile is not the only reason you look young and fresh. Positive emotions, such as happiness, have a beneficial influence on the skin. That comes as no surprise since they are the complete opposite of stress, tiredness, and anxiety, which damage your appearance.

Although the post-orgasmic happiness is blatantly obvious, its cause may seem obscure. I have already mentioned that the body releases serotonin during orgasm. In addition to contributing to the quality of sleep, a rush of serotonin also causes a feeling of happiness and satisfaction. In fact, serotonin is commonly known as “the hormone of happiness.”

Given the fact, the person you are having sex with is not the only cause of that post-orgasmic feeling of delight. The real reason lies in the chemical reactions that happen in the brain during climax. So you should not despair if you happen to be single — you can always reach orgasm without anyone else’s involvement. 

Whether you climax through sex or masturbation, one thing is sure — you should not hide your post-orgasmic euphoria. Let it shine and be visible on your face — not only will it make you seem years younger, but it will also do wonders for your skin.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, orgasm is not just a pleasurable feeling — it is also a potent skincare treatment. It triggers the release of substances that affect your mood and sleep and indirectly enhances collagen production. Its most significant advantage over expensive products and procedures is that it is entirely free and gratifying.

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