Humans are perhaps the only living creatures that have the ability to smile, which is quite something. Whether it is a grin, a smirk, or a wholehearted and warm smile, it really feels good to see or have that expression on one’s face. Although smiling has its own physical and psychological advantages, we, as adults, tend to smile less frequently than children. To give you an understanding of the difference, children are said to smile approximately 400 times a day, whereas an average adult smiles only about 30 times. This speaks volumes about how our lifestyle changes as we grow up!
Smiling releases antidepressants.
We all know that smiling relieves us of stress, but do we know how? When we smile, the brain releases small molecules of stress-fighting hormones like neuropeptides, dopamine, serotonin, endorphins, etc. Some of them act as pain-relievers, while some help to relieve mental stress.
Smiling makes you look attractive.
It is said that your attire isn’t complete without putting on a smile, and rightly so. A smile makes your face appear more pleasing and attractive. When you greet people with a smile, it sends out positive vibes and makes them feel more comfortable with you. A smile is often contagious and helps to lighten the mood in the room.
Smiling keeps your skin younger.
When you frown, a lot of muscles in the face come into the picture. Also, frown lines start to appear on the forehead and around the mouth, which could become more prominent with time. Frown lines leave a displeasing appearance on your face and make you look older. On the other hand, smiling requires significantly lesser energy and fewer muscles, keeping the fine lines and wrinkles minimum. In other words, you could say that smiling gives you a natural facelift, making you look younger.
Smiling helps you maintain better relationships.
Smiling is a simple way to greet someone you come across. Smiling makes it easier to build rapport and maintain a healthy and long-lasting relationship. Studies suggest that people who smile and maintain a positive and happy mindset have better relationships and interpersonal skills.
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