It might be time to say that an orgasm a day keeps the doctor away, because the Big O has many benefits for the body, especially on your skin.

That elusive glow you have been chasing? You might see it in your reflection when you spin in the sack.

Ever find that having an orgasm calms you down? You’re not alone. In fact, getting it on can actually help the skin maintain itself. Planned Parenthood reports that in a 2000 survey, 39% of 2,632 U.S. women reported masturbating to relax.

Other studies have found that low levels of oxytocin in the bloodstream are correlated with high levels of stress, tension, and anxiety disorders. And when you’re stressed out, a big organ like your skin might take the hardest hit.

Oxytocin has also been found to have a role in skin aging and preventing wrinkles.

Not only can stress trigger inflammation in conditions like rosacea and psoriasis, but it can also trigger those oh-so-annoying breakouts we all experience.

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Get your beauty sleep in too

There’s a strong correlation between lack of sleep and acne, so doctors recommend sleeping for a full 7–8 hours to allow your skin to perform the maintenance necessary for glowing skin.

The immune system and inflammation heal during sleep. You have the urge to roll over and sleep after you climax.

A 2009 study at the University of Michigan found that having an orgasm raises estrogen levels in your body. And that’s good… why? Because estrogen appears to aid in the prevention of aging skin in several ways.

First, it prevents the decrease of collagen, an important protein for maintaining the appearance of youthful skin. It also helps with skin thickness, keeping skin resistant to wrinkles.

Mentioning the effects of estrogen on the elastic fibers of the skin prevents wrinkling as well. Estradiol may keep skin plump.

We have the goods if you are wondering where that post-sex glow comes from.

The rate of blood flowing through your body increases during sex, which means more of your blood cells can reach your face.

When your blood vessels start to dilate, you get that rosy flushed look, and an increased amount of oxygen stimulates collagen production. So it’s hello collagen, goodbye wrinkles!

Science supports the idea that frequent sex and affection make people happy. You’re more awake, completely stress-free, and glowing — so we wouldn’t blame you if you’re grinning ear to ear in the morning as well.

And that smile does wonders, like making people think you’re younger. A 2016 study confirms this correlation, noting that when people smiled, they were actually perceived as looking younger.

The fabulous thing about the benefits of orgasm on your skin is that it doesn’t involve any fancy and expensive creams or lotions. But the best part is that you can reap all the good benefits of orgasming alone, just as much as you can with a partner!

Go forth, get your glow on, and thank us when you take your next selfies.