There are plenty of misconceptions out there regarding acne causes and development. Understanding acne means sorting through fact and fiction. Many of the beliefs we hold about the causes of acne are actually myths.
That feeling of blood rushing to your head during sex means something. Sex isn't without its benefits: It feels pretty damn nice, counts as exercise, brings you closer with a partner, and the list goes on. But have you ever noticed that after the act and during the inevitable bathroom session, your skin kind of glows?
Imagine waking up one morning, after a night of good sex to find acne on your face. Is there anything more annoying than this? And when this happens more often, doubts starts hovering your mind if sex is the reason behind these break outs.
Health and wellness touch each of us differently. I was tired of the disappointment — and expense. The most severe form of my breakouts erupted from the tender years of middle school through college, but at age 30 I was still experiencing the effects of hormonal acne.
Nothing ruins the blissful afterglow of sex like discovering a big ol' pimple. How did it get there? And, more importantly, how can you get rid of it before round two?
Yes and no. The truth is during puberty, the level of sexual hormones is more abundant and they may heighten your sexual desire. Sexual hormones also increase the production of sebum.
Most women think that by the time they get through their teen years, they will be done with acne. Unfortunately, that isn't always the case. One study identifies acne as a by-product of the western diet, which can continue to plague both men and women well into their 30s.
After some deep-dive research, I did find a link between consistent orgasm and clearer, brighter, younger-look skin. Furthermore, recent studies prove that female orgasm releases hormones that benefit skin like estrogen, which helps maintain collagenlowers cortisol levels the stress hormone that can wreak havoc on skinand boosts blood circulation, which stimulates and repairs collagen. I started to think of orgasming as a really, really fun version of retinol.