Ask the Expert: Can Having a Great Sex Life Help You Fight Acne

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Plus: Valentine Aphrodisiac Dinner & Dessert for Acne-Prone Skin

Sex is an essential part of life, but we often forget that it also has some real health benefits, including having a positive impact on skin beauty and health. Those engaged in regular sexual activities look and behave younger, sleep better (orgasm makes us produce endorphins and oxytocin – associated with bonding), and also burns calories. Finally, an active sex life increases blood levels of DHEA; and this hormone is credited with anti-aging effects.

The problem is that our daily habits are not always conducive to having the best sex or the best skin. A good example is our perception of FATS. Yes – we are taught that “fat” is a dirty word of sort and we should eradicate all fats from our diet. This may result in lower libido (sex drive) and dry, aging skin often plagued with inflammation (acne!).

Therefore, a healthy sex life and a healthy diet go hand in hand with improving the look of your skin, and may actually help in some instances to fight acne.

Acne is a manifestation of an internal imbalance that most often is routed in a hormonal imbalance, specifically in the imbalance of sex hormones (androgens/testosterone, estrogen and progesterone). While a real acne treatment is needed to break the cycle of acne, here are basic reasons why sex may actually be good for your skin:

Sex will help to balance your hormone levels, and this in turn may help in keeping your skin clearer.

Sexy moves will improve blood circulation, which helps to deliver oxygen to your skin. In addition to adding a healthy glow to your complexion, sex can also help to eliminate toxins through the sweating process.

Having sex once or twice a week increases levels of an antibody called immunoglobin, which can have a positive impact on your immune system. Improved immune function may help in fighting inflammation and infection caused by acne bacteria growing in your clogged pores.

Sexual activities are obviously physical, so when performed with gusto and a healthy dose of passion (followed by a good shower), they may work as a mini-skin facial, which provides your clogged pores with a much-needed reprieve.

Sex boosts natural collagen production, so it may help not only in keeping wrinkles at bay, but also in smoothing acne scars and marks (collagen is the key building block of skin).

Sex is (or certainly should be) a pleasure provider, so it often replaces sweets and treats, and keeps your weight more in control. Sugar and carbs are not skin friendly especially if you have acne. Remember, there is a clear connection between the health of your digestive system and the health of your skin.

Sex will also boost the production of the “happy hormone” called serotonin, which is responsible for making you feel younger, happier and more desirable socially. These positive feelings can encourage you to take care yourself, including committing to a healthier skincare regimen. So as you’re revitalizing your sex life this Valentine’s Day weekend, also try this sexy feast full of aphrodisiac foods that are also good for your skin.

Skin-Friendly Aphrodisiac Dinner


Fresh Oysters on half a shell, lemon wedges; arrange on crushed ice
Oysters are very rich in zinc, which is essential for testosterone production and the maintenance of healthy sperm. Even though women have far less testosterone than men, it plays a key part in the female libido as well. Oysters also boost dopamine, a hormone, which results in increased libido in both men and women.

Main Dish: Broiled trout or wild salmon; stir-fry asparagus with crushed garlic; avocado salad.

Trout and wild salmon are high in Omega-3 that will certainly increase overall health and sexual stamina, improve mood and memory and of course bring a healthy glow to your skin.


2 medium filets of fresh trout or wild salmon

 3 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

2-3 freshly crushed garlic cloves

1 tbsp freshly chopped dill or parsley

*use organic when possible


n a bowl, mix (well) together the olive oil, lemon juice, salt & pepper, garlic and dill and/or parsley. Put the fish fillets in this marinade for 1-3 hrs in the refrigerator. When ready to cook, poor some of the marinade over the fish, and broil for 5-6 minutes on a medium rack. DO NOT overcook. Asparagus has plenty of Vitamin B that helps increase production of histamine. Histamine is important for healthy sex drive for both men and women.

Garlic contains allicin, a compound credited with increasing blood flow to the sexual organs. Some experts believe that garlic is a very powerful aphrodisiac—but it doesn’t work overnight so you will need to make it a part of your daily diet to see real effects. 


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Name : AMAD KHAN Father’s Name : SHAMIM KHAN Date birth : 02 March 1992 Education : B.tec Pass in CIVIL ENGINEERING. (PRESTON UNIVERSITY) kpk Nationality : Pakistani Marital Status : Single Religion : Islam Language : English, Urdu and Pashto. Domicile : SWABI N. I. C. No : 16203-0345103-7…

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