In a recent interview with Elle, Lady Gaga said, “orgasms, lots of orgasms,” when asked about her beauty secret. Sure, the pop star might just enjoy making magazine readers squirm or laugh or worry seriously about their sex lives and skin care regimens at the same time. But maybe she actually knows what she’s talking about. Here are some facts that will have you spending less time in front of the mirror with your beauty products, and more time in bed with your significant other:
1. The morning-after glow is real, everyone! You look better and younger post-coitus thanks “to a combination of stress relief, better mood, and the flush of blood under your skin.” A study conducted over the span of ten years on 3,500 people found that those who had an active sex life were deemed to look seven to twelve years younger than they actually were.
2. Who doesn’t want stronger, healthier teeth? Categorize this under things I’d never expect, but, apparently, certain intimate actions can lead to better choppers. Semen contains trace amounts of zinc, calcium and other minerals proven to fight tooth decay. Another site mentions that researchers have noted “that sexual etiquette usually demands the brushing of one’s teeth before and/or after intimacy, which, by itself, would help promote better oral hygiene.”
3. David Weeks, M.D. writes in his book, Secrets of the Superyoung, “an active sex life slows the aging process.” Postmenopausal women who don’t have regular sex can suffer from “vaginal atrophy,” which can lead to complications. Multiple studies show that “people who have frequent sex tend to live longer and have healthier hearts and lower rates of certain cancers. These studies also show that men with an active sex life have healthier sperm, and sexually active women have fewer menopause symptoms.”
Now, Lady Gaga also admits to spinach being a possible skin care booster. And, as Marta discovered, one cup of spinach will give you ten times your daily vitamin K requirement. And that one cup is important, especially for all of you postmenopausal women, as vitamin K is involved in bone-building. “A report from the Nurses' Health Study suggests that women who get at least 110 micrograms of vitamin K a day are 30 percent less likely to break a hip than women who get less than that.” Topical vitamin K is supposed to help with dark circles, among other things.
Do you think Lady Gaga has the right idea when it comes to skin care?