There’s more to kissing than meets the eye! But is kissing is good for the skin and can kissing reduce pimples and acne?
Kissing is good for you. Research shows that the act of smooching is good for your teeth, helps circulation, boosts the immune system, and can be good for the skin!
Here’s why kissing may be great course of treatment for different types of acne.
Kissing feels good, and that makes a difference.
When we kiss, our bodies release chemicals called endorphins. Endorphins are hormones produced in response to pain and vigorous exercise. Both of these activities trigger those familiar feelings of euphoria.
Endorphins help control the level of stress hormone (cortisol) in the body. Too much cortisol is bad for your health. It can cause acne outbreaks, thinning of the skin, and slowing down of the natural healing process. This can further irritate your skin and may increase the scarring caused in areas affected by blackheads and whiteheads.
Increased cortisol can also trigger Eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis. So anything you do to bring those cortisol levels down must be a good thing for your skin.
Those cortisol reducing endorphins also act as natural painkillers – which may help alleviate some of the discomfort associated with acne. Endorphins can also help improve your ability to sleep – which in turn reduces stress.
Kissing can also trigger the release of oxytocin, dopamine, and serotonin – all helping highen the pleasure of a kiss and encourage bonding between couples.
Kissing is like keep-fit for your face.
When we kiss, especially passionately, we give our facial muscles a workout. A tongue-tangling French kiss is a great workout that enlists an army of about 30 facial muscles – and burns about 20 calories a minute.
Kissing also increases blood flow to the face which stimulates collagen production, a critical component of healthy, elastic skin tissues. Over time, thanks to that extra collagen, cheeks might actually look perkier and help delay the signs of aging.
Collagen is great stuff. It’s a very flexible protein, and is actually one of the most abundant proteins in your body. Collagen can be damaged by an excess of sugar and refined carbohydrates in your diet and too much exposure to sunshine. It’s also why smokers tend to show those signs of aging far sooner than non-smokers.
Zinc plays a crucial role in the formation of collagen, and is one of the reasons we include Zinc Gluconate in the PRAVENAC help: clear skin™ formulation to treat acne, improve skin health and reduce acne scarring.
Kissing can boost the immune system.
Studies have shown that increasing the variety of bacteria in our bodies correlates with improved health. Given there are hundreds of different types of bacteria in our mouths, kissing can introduce new bacteria to the body – boosting your immune system response in the process.
I healthy immune system is critical to avoiding some of the symptoms of acne. Your immune system plays an important role in maintaining skin health – your skin being one of the main barriers to preventing harmful pathogens from entering the body.
Kissing can also help lessen allergic reactions – helping provide relief from hives and allergies to pollen (hayfever) and household dust mites.
A study in Japan found that 30 minutes of kissing can lessen the reaction associated with mild eczema. However, participants in the study were made to listen to Celine Dion tracks on repeat, so we raise our hat to those who took part for their bravery!
Kissing reduces blood pressure, reduces cholesterol, enhances bonding between partners, is good for your teeth, lowers anxiety and increases sex drive in both men and women.
OK, this article is a bit of fun. But there are some serious benefits here that might be worth stealing one or two extra kisses for.
Far more fun than the traditional acne treatments which can be pretty harsh, pretty expensive, and pretty time-consuming. Oral antibiotics, benzoyl peroxide, and other harsh topical treatments can really take their toll.
If you suffer from spots and acne on a more regular basis, try adding a supplement containing Lactoferrinto your diet. Pravenac help: clear skin® has been specially formulated to help treat spots and blemishes, and is clinically proven to help reduce the appearance of acne.