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Smiling Is One of the Best Beauty Remedies


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Posted On: Mar 01, 2016

Smiling Is One of the Best Beauty Remedies

Women (and men) spend a lot of money on health and beauty products to help themselves look and feel better. From cosmetics to supplements to grooming products, the business of helping people look good is worth billions. And while many of these products can indeed hide our blemishes and make us look and feel more attractive, sometimes the key to feeling better has been right within our reach all along. Take smiling, for instance. Smiling has plenty of physical and emotional benefits that can help you just as well—if not better—than many health and beauty products on the market. Let’s take a look at some of the ways smiling can be beneficial to you.

  1. Smiling can make other people find you more attractive. It seems like common sense, but actual studies have been done that have shown people genuinely find smiling people more attractive. A smile is a welcoming gesture that others appreciate. People may also assume that because you are smiling you have other attractive qualities as well, like a good sense of humor, empathy, etc.
  2. A smile is contagious. It’s hard not to smile when someone else smiles at you. Unless you’re in a particularly foul mood, it’s almost automatic to smile back when others bean their smiles at you. If another person made you smile, wouldn’t you immediately like them a little bit better? All beauty remedies are about getting people to notice you. What’s better for that than a smile?
  3. Smiling may actually reduce wrinkles. We hear a lot about laugh lines, but the truth is that a bright, beaming smile may actually be good for your skin. The wrinkles that a smile creates are temporary, as opposed the more permanent lines that occur with squinting or frowning. And when you’re smiling, these other permanent wrinkles are more difficult to see.
  4. Smiling reduces stress and may help strengthen your immunity. When you are free of stress, you are more likely to be friendly and agreeable, both of which are universally attractive attributes. And less stress means less wear and tear on your immunity system, which can help you fight off disease. Long story short, smiling helps you look good, feel good, and stay healthy. Smiling also releases serotonin and endorphins, which are natural mood boosters. The effect of a smile is like a snowball effect. Smile more, feel better about yourself, and then keep smiling. And who could argue that a healthy, happy person is anything but beautiful?

A smile is like a workout for your face. Think about the term “facelift.” It’s commonly used to refer to a surgical procedure that helps physically lift the skin in the face. But a smile is a natural version of just that: it lifts your face. We all know that working out certain muscles makes them stronger and helps tone certain areas of the body. Working out face muscles by smiling has the same effect.