Just in time for Valentine’s Day (or Galentine’s Day for all the single ladies), Oz Hair & Beauty’s skin expert weighs in on the ‘post-orgasm-glow’ and reveals four often unknown beauty benefits that a little lovin’ can bring!
We’ve all heard of the “post-orgasm glow”. But is it fact or fiction? Can orgasms really make your skin glow, or is it all in your head? Cue the drumroll…well, we’re very happy to reveal that there IS more than a little truth behind this myth, as orgasms can have a whole host of beauty benefits!
Benefit 1: The Big “Glow”
Have you ever noticed that after doing the deed, your skin kind of glows? Well, you’re not imagining it, and no, it’s not just the inevitable misting of sweat on your face. When you reach The Big “O”, the increased rate of blood flowing through your body results in brighter, glowing, and more hydrated skin. The increased oxygen reaching your face also stimulates collagen production. Need we say more?
Benefit 2: Stress No More
Believe it or not, it doesn’t stop at glowing skin. Oz Hair & Beauty skin therapist, Ellie Burbridge, reveals that orgasm can also reduce the effects of stress on the skin. “After orgasm, levels of the stress hormone cortisol are lowered, and we all know how damaging stress triggers are on the skin. Reduced cortisol levels can help to reduce inflammation that leads to acne, rosacea and psoriasis flare-ups”. Hello clearer skin!
Benefit 3: Get That Beauty Sleep
There’s a reason why you feel super relaxed and sleepy after climax. When you orgasm, your body releases endorphins and prolactin, both of which can make you feel sleepy and help you to get quality rest at night. “Research has shown a strong correlation between lack of sleep and skin problems like acne, so getting your beauty sleep is all the more important if you want that clear and glowing skin” says Ellie.
Benefit 4: Rewind The Clock
It’s no secret that hormones play a huge part in your sex life, but prolactin isn’t the only one that is released when you climax or the only one with beauty benefits. “When a woman has an orgasm, hormones that the skin loves are released, in particular, oestrogen, which helps maintain the collagen that is responsible for keeping our skin plump and youthful” says Ellie.
So, ladies, if you didn’t have enough reasons to go off already, it’s time to start having more orgasms! Luckily, whether you’re single and ready to mingle, already have a Valentine’s date or are all about that self-love, we're making it easier than ever to reach that elusive “O” with a huge 15% off our top sexual wellness picks for Galentine’s Day!
To help you make the tough decision, check out some of the fav toys below that will have you “O”ing and glowing for less this Feb!
- Womanizer - The Original Starlet - RRP $119.00, Now $101.14
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- We-vibe - Sync - RRP $249.95, Now $212.46
- Velvetine - Nora Panty Vibe - RRP $89.95, Now $76.45
- The Emperor Wand Massager - Playful Diamonds - RRP $132.95, Now $113.00
Our PR & Social Media Manager Vanessa Isaac believes that sexual wellness products are a natural fit for the hair and beauty retailer, “We’re a beauty store, so if orgasms promote healthy, glowing skin, just like serums, face masks and other skincare products do, it’s only right we have this offering. Gone are the days where women have to make a trip to a sex shop for pleasure devices; they can just add to cart while shopping their favourite moisturiser or hair mask”.
“Seeing this category grow, not only on our site but all over the web and socials, is definitely comforting in a sense that female self-pleasure is becoming less taboo and more socially acceptable. Women are becoming less and less afraid to express their sexual needs, it’s so empowering and great to see” says Vanessa.
For the full range of skin and wellness products that'll help you glow from within, check out Oz Hair & Beauty.