Health benefits of being naked
Well, it turns out being naked may not only be more comfortable but healthier as well. Some experts say that donning your birthday suit more often can help with myriad physical and psychological problems.
“Going naked is great for healthy skin,” plastic surgeon and skincare expert Dr. Michael Fiorillo told us. “It helps the elimination of sweat toxins that clothing can reintroduce to the body and better overall blood circulation.”
Dr. Lance Brown, a dermatologist in New York City, agreed, adding, “Wearing restrictive clothing can cause excessive sweating which may lead to inflammation of the skin follicles, rashes and breakouts. Going bare gives your skin a chance to breathe.”
There is also of course the mental component to embracing your nude body. “Spending time in the nude is a great way to get in touch with your body,” Dr. Jenn Mann, relationship expert and creator of the “No More Diets” app, told us. “Most people in today’s society are so disconnected from bodily sensations and this could help.”
Dr. Mann believes more time in the buff can help women battle body image issues. “Being in the nude reduces shame,” she added. “You can work on self acceptance and that can be very healing.”
So take this as permission to let loose and ditch those clothes — after all, it’s good for your health.