5 Reasons Why Sex is Good for Your Skin

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? Wrong, says Dr. Gloria G. Bramer, a Georgia-based licensed clinical sexologist. According to her, an orgasm a day keeps the doctor away (we're sure apples are fine too, but we prefer this prevention method)! "An orgasm is one of the healthiest things you can give yourself each day. From a sexologist's point of view it should be included in your routine along with brushing your teeth and washing your hair." Click ahead and find out how you can instantly improve your complexion by taking this advice to heart. Then, check out the other 28 reasons why sex is good for you, from head to toe.

1. Sex makes you glow.
It's true - sex gives your skin a heavenly glow. Bramer says that having sex improves blood circulation, which helps to pump oxygen to your skin and make it brighter. It also helps to eliminate toxins and can actually make your lips a little fuller.

2. It cleanses your pores.
No need for pore cleansers: Sex will do the trick, depending on how hot and heavy things are getting. By sweating during sex, you're actually giving your face a free facial. The sweat will clean from your pores the dirt, grime, and makeup residue you miss when you cleanse your face during the day.

3. It controls acne.
Just as with people who exercise, Bramer says, having sex reduces your hormone levels and balances them out. The result? Clearer-looking skin, along with healthier hair!

4. It wards off aging.
Getting busy could set your clock back a few years as far as your appearance is concerned. As you have sex, you are boosting collagen production, which staves off age spots and sagging.

5. It prevents dry skin.
Bramer says that many people tie sexiness to an age. "Women become less sexual as they get older and hit menopause because they have less hormones going through them," she says. Once you hit menopause, your skin quality diminishes and suddenly you may notice your face is extremely dry. By having sex and getting the blood and oxygen flowing, you can keep dry skin away regardless of your age.

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