10 Proven Ways Being In Love Makes You More Attractive

You feel like a million bucks when you’re in love, but you might also be receiving more compliments from other people about your appearance. It’s not your imagination – you really are glowing! Here are 10 ways in which feeling the love boosts your beauty. Don’t worry if you’re not in an exciting new relationship – you can show yourself some love and reap the benefits.

  1. It makes you glow. Have you ever been told that you’re positively glowing when you’re in a new relationship? It’s not your BFF trying to boost your mood. Since you’re feeling the love emotion, this is bringing more blood to your skin, therefore boosting circulation. Think of how you’re probably experiencing facial flushing. Your skin is getting plenty more oxygen and nutrients it needs to look good from all that extra blood.
  2. It makes you do certain things. You know when you’re in love and you find that you swish your hair more? You might also walk taller and speak with more confidence. All of this contributes to making you look more attractive to others, which is probably why guys seem to hit on you more when you’re in love.
  3. It makes you release estrogen. When you have orgasms, your body releases oestrogen. This has the effect of increasing your body’s production of collagen that keeps your skin tight, youthful, and wrinkle-free. It’s like an expensive collagen moisturizer that’s totally free.
  4. It makes you fit. It’s amazing to think that being in a healthy relationship can have an effect on your physical appearance, but it can also make you more athletic. Research has found that being in a loving relationship enhances athletic performance, but the reasons are actually quite practical: some athletes who took part in the study noted that they had more support and help at home when it came to chores, which had a positive effect on their training.
  5. It makes your skin cleaner. When you work up a good sweat during an amazing sex session, this has a direct effect on your skin. It flushes away all the toxins and dirt that can cause a dull or acne-riddled complexion. Better than a gym session!
  6. It releases oxytocin. When you’re in love and having great sex, your brain will release oxytocin, a hormone that makes you feel good and induces feelings of calm. Research has suggested it can also improve your mood and nip stress and anxiety in the bud. This definitely has a positive effect on your skin as you know that when you have a lot of stress your skin doesn’t look as good as it could.
  7. It make your hair swishier. You want silkier, more gorgeous hair, right? Who doesn’t? Well, if you’re in a loving relationship and having great sex on the regular, that extra estrogen we previously mentioned will also help to make your hair much more beautiful. This is why pregnant women usually have thicker hair. Now you know!
  8. It prevents crying side-effects. If you’re regularly sad and cry a lot because a toxic guy’s making you feel crap, this can cause you to experience negative skin effects that include a pale or sallow complexion. Crying can also result in wrinkles forming in the delicate eye area (although that happens after a long time). When you’re happy and in love, you give all that drama a miss. Bring on the beautiful skin!
  9. It makes you smile more. While you should never smile for a guy who tells you to (that’s just annoying), everyone looks more attractive when they smile. Science backs this up – researchers have found that the stronger people’s smiles, the more attractive their faces look. Since you tend to smile a heck of a lot when you’re in a new relationship and feeling good, you’re boosting your appearance without doing anything.
  10. It decreases your pain. If you’ve been suffering with a painful health condition, whether chronic or not, you’ll be glad to know that you can get some relief from your new loved-up relationship. Research has found that love works as a painkiller, zapping pain in the body and making you feel better. In fact, when participants looked at a picture of someone they loved, they experienced reduced levels of pain.
Giulia Simolo is a writer from Johannesburg, South Africa with a degree in English Language and Literature. She has been working as a journalist for more than a decade, writing for sites including AskMen, Native Interiors, and Live Eco. You can find out more about her on Facebook and LinkedIn, or follow her on Twitter @GiuliaSimolo.