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Why Sex Is Amazing for Your Skin – Cosmopolitan.com

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The five unexpected skin-care perks of getting it on.
1. It gives you a rosy glow. Just like any other form of physical exercise, having sex boosts your circulation. To deal with this increased blood flow, the small capillaries in your face expand, giving you a pretty, healthy flush — like you’ve just run a really fun 5K.
 2. It staves off signs of aging. Consider sex a supplement to your anti-wrinkle cream. Balanced estrogen levels don’t just keep skin soft, they also keep it plump. In addition, sex can help boost your immune system, says Julie Karen, M.D., which minimizes inflammation, a process that, over time, breaks down collagen and elastin.
 3. It banishes breakouts. Who knew? Doing the dirty actually helps clean out your pores. During sex, your body releases mood-boosting hormones called beta-endorphins, which have an anti-inflammatory effect. Your levels of cortisol — the notorious stress hormone that exacerbates acne — tend to be lower when you’re doing it on the regular. Cue clear skin.
 4. It hydrates skin. Regular action keeps hormone levels in check, says sexologist Yvonne Fulbright, Ph.D. This is key with estrogen, which plays a large role in how well-moisturized your skin is. Plus, it also promotes collagen production!
5. How the pill plays with your skin. The latest oral contraceptives are actually FDA-approved to treat acne. How? They decrease the production of androgens (hormones that put oil glands into overdrive) so they can’t make skin go haywire, stopping hormonal acne at the source. It isn’t instant. “It could take about three months until [hormones] get totally normalized,” says Dr. Karen. It’s not a magic bullet either — other things can cause breakouts, so don’t abandon your acne regimen entirely.
This article was originally published as “Hot Secret for Better Skin” in the February 2015 issue of CosmopolitanClick here to get the issue in the iTunes store!

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