Skin

Updated 07 August 2014

Is semen the secret to sexy skin?

Apparently the benefits of semen stretch beyond human reproduction. This granny claims it is the key to eternally young skin.

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Stella Ralfini, author of an Amazon best seller, Three Faces of Sex, claims to have discovered a hidden advantage of semen - it has anti-ageing benefits for the skin.

Ralfini says she was let into this secret by a woman she met in India - who she describes as the most beautiful woman she has ever seen.

"Your lover's semen is packed with recognised proteins and minerals that are known to reduce and slow down the ageing process," she says.

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You might want to carefully consider the semen donor if you are thinking of this as a method of skin care.

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This grandma shares her technique saying all you need to do is "scoop a little seminal fluid into your hand and apply it to face and neck,

"Leave for fifteen minutes, wash off with warm water and apply your usual day/night cream."

She says that this process only needs to be repeated once every second week to see results.


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It seems Ralfini isn’t the only person to use the curious anti-ageing regime. Hollywood actress Heather Locklear is also a fan.

In an exclusive interview for Hollywood Life expert cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Oscar Hevia said that there is some truth behind this bizarre beauty tip.

Apparently the proteolytic enzymes in semen break down proteins and as such when applied to the skin break down the uneven and thickened dead layer of older and sun-damaged skin, making it feel smoother.

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Sources:
Hollywood life; Stella Ralfini.com


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Dr Suretha Kannenberg holds a degree in Medicine and a Masters in Dermatology from the University of Stellenbosch. She is employed as a consultant dermatologist by Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Academic Hospital, where she is involved in clinical duties and the training of medical students and dermatology residents. Her areas of interest and research include vitiligo, eczema and acne. She also performs limited private practice work in the Northern suburbs of Cape Town in general and cosmetic dermatology.

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