Does ‘Being in Love’ Make Your Skin Healthier?
To love and be loved *sigh* – How does being in love makes your skin healthier? The glow you get when you’re happy and in love, it’s actually true! But hold on single people, do not fear, this doesn’t mean you can’t have a beautiful skin too.
But when you think more about it, it’s pure logic. Have you noticed that when you’re feeling sad or stressed you start getting breakouts or dry skin? Well, it’s the same-different when you feel happy, your skin looks healthier and glowy. And it’s all thanks to the hormones!
When you’re in love, your brain and body produce “good” hormones such as, dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin, known as the “love hormone”. These are responsible of making you feel peaceful and happy, and the abundance of these hormones positively affects your skin. So, whatever is good for your mental health will directly impact your skin health through the brain-skin connection.
What are the skin-benefits of being in love?
Physical Contact Decreases Stress Levels
When you are experiencing skin-to-skin with the person you love, your “good” hormones will go wild. Therefore, any act of love like kissing, hugging, or cuddling will improve not only your mood, but also the look of your skin.
Next time you get your cheeks flushed, think about the fact that it’s just your skin getting healthier! Having moments that make your cheeks rosy when you’re in love and happy in a relationship, actually increases blood flow to the skin. As a result, your skin cells get nutrients and oxygen that make your skin look younger, hydrated and smooth.
Reduces Stress-related Effects
Stress produces cortisol (a bad hormone) and weakens your immune system. For example, a spike in cortisol can trigger blemishes or inflammation in skin conditions like rosacea, atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. Good hormones can fight cortisol and help with inflammation, making your skin firmer and more elastic.
Oxytocin Facilitates Skin Healing
A study published in Psychoneuroendocrinology in 2010 concluded that couples with higher oxytocin levels after bonding in an interaction task healed wounds faster than couples with lower oxytocin levels. Good hormones boost collagen production and skin barrier repair. Being in love does make your skin healthier.
Improves Beauty Sleep
As you know, catching plentiful Zzz’s is very important for skin health, and you can only get a good night sleep when you’re stress-free and happy. So, our question is: how easy is for you to sleep when you feel comfortable and loved by the partner that’s by your side? Or how calm you sleep when you’re in a healthy, good relationship? Not overthinking, not stressing out, no nothing? Exactly…
It’s called beauty sleep because during this time our skin has a chance to speed up skin cells’ renewal rate to slough away dead skin and repair itself. It also undoes some daytime damage from UV exposure and pollution.
Gets Rid of Bad Stuff
Lastly, being in love and happy makes your body produce serotonin which helps with getting rid of free radicals your skin has absorbed. Overall, serotonin works as a natural antioxidant in your body. That’s why you feel so light, beautiful, and happy when you are in love.
Take this as a sign for you to get out and fall in love, find the one, and do it for you, not just to keep yourself some company. Do it for your skin 😉
Written by VIBLOK® Creative Team