If ever there was a good reason to love yourself…
What’s the secret to youthful looking skin?
Sunscreen? Eight glasses of water a day? The tears of unicorns applied at daybreak on Midsummer’s Day?
All of those things probably help (except the unicorn one – soz) but now there’s a new secret on the skin care block and we think you’re going to like it.
It’s masturbation. You heard.
Research suggests that having sex on your sweet sweet ownsome is better for your skin than a bottle of serum.
It’s all to do with the rush of blood that pumps around your body when things get heated in the pants department. The subsequent blood vessel dilation means your body is flooded with oxygen that, in turn, increases collagen production.
And that’s not the only unexpected benefit of getting intimate with yourself.
Solo sexy time can also decrease existing wrinkles and combat acne.
‘It’s really simple — sex decreases stress, which, in turn, reduces stress hormones in the body, which helps to lower inflammation,’ Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi, founder and director of Capital Laser and Skin Care, told refinery29.com.
And it’s inflammation that causes acne, wrinkles and a whole heap of other skin issues.
But why is it better to fly solo for the sake of you skin, sexually speaking?
Because when it’s your own hand in your pants, you tend to be more relaxed. Plus, people who practice self-love are more likely to make it part of a routine, meaning more frequent treats for your skin.