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Smile and the world smiles with you

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Smile and the world smiles with you
Smile and the world smiles with you

We have all heard the saying, “laughter is the best medicine,” right? A lot of studies have shown how laughter can be good for your body. You often see the kids running around, constantly laughing and smiling as they enjoy living in the moment, while the parents sit around the edge, full of the stresses that modern life can bring. Today more than ever, it is really difficult to balance the work, personal and family life. Every day there are so many things to do and discover and although all these amazing possibilities can also be a little stressful, today is not just an ordinary day. It’s a new opportunity, another chance, a new beginning. Start the day with a smile and see the impact in the way you look and feel.

Is it possible that laughter could make you look as good as you feel?

You’ve possibly heard the expression, “Let a smile be your umbrella.” Well, if you are living a stressful situation and you want to succeed, first of all, take a breath and smile. That will help you to avoid a lot of health issues and feel calmer. Smiling produces endorphins which help to reduce your blood pressure and relieve stress. Laughing reduces levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, and gives us a quick burst of energy. As complex and difficult as life can be, happiness is really not that complicated. The human smile is an incredibly powerful stimulus for creating happiness. 

By the way, did you know that a lack of humour and happiness can have a direct impact on our skin? Dr Malin, an expert on psychiatry and dermatology explains, "A lot of nerve endings are connected to the skin, which wraps around the organs, so as emotions are played out neurologically, they can be expressed through the skin just as stress can be expressed through gastrointestinal symptoms, increased anxiety or hypertension."

So whatever you’re battling today, don’t underestimate the power of the human smile. As that old song proclaims, it makes a great umbrella!

When you feel good, you feel stronger, more motivated, energised, and ready to take on the day. However, even when you’re not feeling 100%, smiling is a great way to make you feel better. According to the facial feedback hypothesis, someone who smiles even when they don’t feel like it will generally enjoy their experiences more. Moreover, smiling and laughter are excellent exercises for the facial muscles since about 15 muscles come together to bring that glee to your face. Laughing also increases the blood supply to your cheeks that nourishes the skin and makes your face glow. It tones up the face, helping you look even better!