Does being in love make your skin glow, asks Vindhya Krishna, as she weighs the universal constants to find that the answer is, after all, a ‘yes’ 

Love Your SkinOn a quest to discovering the perfect skincare routine, one must ask if a tale as old as time is possibly true?

Yes, it is. Being in love does make your skin glow; but not just being in love…

The hormone ‘Oxytocin’, also called the love hormone or the ‘attachment hormone,’ is secreted by the pituitary gland when there is a surge of happiness, joy, excitement or even love. This hormone is the reason for your cheeks to turn red and even the reason for you to possibly glow. Surges of oxytocin are responsible for the bonds between partners, between mother and child — even between people and their pets.

Love Your SkinThe hormone is thought to reduce some of the inflammatory factors that slow healing. So, more oxytocin means potentially less irritation and more glow. Oxytocin helps lower the body’s production of cortisol, a stress hormone that is produced when stressed, anxious or sad; it can have negative effects on the skin.

Here are some of the reasons why being in LOVE is making you look fresh, elated and beautiful than ever:

Laugh And Help Your Heart:

Another reason love is good for your heart? Spending quality time with a loved one and having a good laugh lowers your blood pressure. This, in turn, works towards the betterment of a healthy heart and, a longer lifespan. It is the best medicine that can be prescribed to anyone at any given time.

Overcome Inertia And Become Fit:

Making a big change in your life is never easy, whether you are changing your diet drastically or finally starting to hit the gym. But when you are in a relationship, your partner has a great influence on your confidence and the choices you make to lead a better lifestyle. This will mean cutting back on the junk that you have been feeding your body and increased levels of oxytocin that give boost the drive you need.

Vanquish Sadness And Anxiety:

We can all agree that being in a melancholic mood is not a pleasant state of mind. Not surprisingly, it doesn’t look good either. People who are sad or anxious tend to stay indoors and not participate in activities, which can give the skin a sallow look. When you are sad and anxious, your blood vessels constrict, causing your skin to look even paler.

Excitement Fuels Oxytocin:

Do you ever notice a healthy flush fill your skin after an exciting event? That’s because the face contains thousands of tiny capillaries that can become dilated anytime you feel an emotional rush of adrenaline, giving you that rosy glow. It is a proven fact that being around a person who plays a special role in your life, provides you with happiness, excitement, and joy, fueling all those love hormones.

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