There’s more to kissing than meets the eye! But is Is kissing is good for the skin?
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 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. Increased cortisol can trigger Eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis. So anything you do to bring those levels down must be a good thing for your skin.
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 cheeks might actually look perkier and help delay the signs of ageing. Zinc also plays a crucial role in the formation of collagen, one of the reasons we include Zinc Gluconate in the PRAVENAC help: clear skin™ formulation.
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.
Kissing can also help lessen allergic reactions. 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 on repeat. The results may be attributed to the clinical teams’ music selection!
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!