This just in: Naked = healthier you. Who knew?
Actually, a bunch of experts knew all along that spending more time naked is good for you in a lot of different ways.
Trust me, I was skeptical too, but this list of reasons WHY nudity is the way will make a believer out of you too.
It’s a real sleep solution.
A 2014 study appearing in the journal Diabetes reveals that people sleep better when the temperature in the room is at a cool 65 degrees Fahrenheit. It makes sense that stripping all the way down would make for a better night’s sleep since you don’t have all those pajamas getting in the way.
Naked skin is happier skin.
At least according to skincare experts. Dr. Lance Brown, dermatologist, says that clothing can be restrictive and can cause excessive sweating, which can lead to breakouts and rashes — you know, the worst case scenario when it comes to skin probs. His advice? Take it all off. “Going bare gives your skin a chance to breathe.”
Being naked also helps your blood to circulate and eliminate toxins. Skin expert and plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Fiorillo thinks we should all be naked a lot more. He advises, “Going naked is great for healthy skin.”
It’s a bad-mood buster.
Getting all that sunshine is bound to make you feel better, says Shaun Galonous, sex educator and host of The Love Drive. Since our bodies absorb Vitamin D a lot more efficiently through the skin versus a supplement, it’s much easier to feel the effects and to get to that good mood a lot faster when you do lie in the sun naked.
Obviously you can’t go overboard. Galonous recommends only about 10-15 minutes at a time, and since you’ll be naked, you better be very diligent about sunscreen. That’s a lot more to cover than usual.
You’ll know your body a lot better.
Being naked not only puts you in tune with your whole body, it makes you appreciate it more. Dr. Jenn Mann, relationship expert, suggests that being naked can help us battle our ongoing body images. She suggests, “Being in the nude reduces shame.” She adds. “You can work on self acceptance and that can be very healing.”
With all this science to back us up, we should get over ourselves already and just get naked.
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