DeDe here with another beauty tip to make you look and feel your best.
This week’s tip: It’s all in the smile!
Each week I tell you it’s an essential beauty product. But why? Simply because people who smile are seen as being more confident and approachable.
And smiling has measurable benefits as well. A study conducted at the University of Kansas found that smiling reduces stress. That’s right.You can still have a great deal of stress in your life, but when you smile, you lessen the effects of that stress on your body.
Another study that was published in the journal Psychological Science found that people who smile after stressful tasks show a greater reduction in heart rate than people who maintain a neutral facial expression.
And check this out! Dr. Eric Finzi of Maryland studied people with depression. He injected Botox into the frown muscles of half of the subjects so they were unable to frown. The other subjects received placebo injections. After six weeks, 27% of the Botox patients went into remission for their depression, while 7% of the control group went into remission.
But the best part of a smile is that when we smile, not only do we benefit from its’ positive effects, but so do the people who see us smile. Dr Marco Iacoboni of the UCLA Brain Mapping Center documented in his book, “Mirroring People,” that when we see another person smile, the same neurons fire that do when we smile ourselves. That’s why smiles are contagious!
Watch this short video and let’s see what YOU’RE doing at the end.
So never leave home without a smile!
See you next time!